Asmuns Place, NW11

Road in/near Temple Fortune, existing between 1908 and now

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Asmuns Place, NW11

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Road · Temple Fortune · NW11 ·
JANUARY
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2000

In 1908, two hundred and seventy houses went up in Asmuns Place.

Asmuns Place was the first of the culs-de-sac which are the special feature of Hampstead Garden Suburb and have since become taken for granted as a cliché of suburban planning. Raymond Unwin felt strongly that each group of houses in the Suburb should be given its own identity - the cul-de-sac of Asmuns Place made it possible to provide peace and quiet for the three groups of three-sided courtyards.


Main source: Hampstead Garden Suburb - The Tour
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Etz Chaim Yeshiva Etz Chaim Yeshiva was an Ashkenazi Orthodox yeshiva in Golders Green.
Hampstead Garden Suburb Hampstead Garden Suburb is a suburb, north of Hampstead, west of Highgate, and east of Golders Green. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning located in the London Borough of Barnet in northwest London.

NEARBY STREETS
Alberon Gardens, NW11 Alberon Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Arcade House, NW11 Residential block
Ashbourne Avenue, NW11 Ashbourne Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Ashbourne Parade, NW11 Ashbourne Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Ashbourne Way, NW11 Ashbourne Way is a street in Golders Green.
Asmuns Hill, NW11 Asmuns Hill is a street in Golders Green.
Belmont Parade, NW11 Belmont Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Bridge Lane, NW11 Bridge Lane is a street in Golders Green.
Bridge Way, NW11 Bridge Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Chatham Close, NW11 Chatham Close is a street in Golders Green.
Childs Way, NW11 Childs Way is a cul-de-sac off Finchley Road.
Clarendon Court, NW11 Clarendon Court is a street in Golders Green.
Clifton Gardens, NW11 Clifton Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Coleridge Walk, NW11 Coleridge Walk is a cul-de-sac designed by Herbert Welch in 1911.
Cranbourne Gardens, NW11 Cranbourne Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Crispin Mews, NW11 Crispin Mews is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Decoy Avenue, NW11 Decoy Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Denman Drive North, NW11 Denman Drive North is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Denman Drive South, NW11 Denman Drive South is a street in Golders Green.
Denman Drive, NW11 Denman Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Diamond Bridge, E15 Diamond Bridge is a road in the E15 postcode area
Eastside Road, NW11 Eastside Road is a street in Golders Green.
Eastville Avenue, NW11 Eastville Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Erskine Hill, NW11 Erskine Hill is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Farm Walk, NW11 Farm Walk is a street in Golders Green.
Grosvenor Gardens, NW11 Grosvenor Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hallswelle Parade, NW11 Hallswelle Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Hallswelle Road, NW11 Hallswelle Road is a street in Golders Green.
Hayes Crescent, NW11 Hayes Crescent is a street in Golders Green.
Hendon Park Row, NW11 Hendon Park Row is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hill Close, NW11 Hill Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hillcrest Avenue, NW11 Hillcrest Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hogarth Hill, NW11 Hogarth Hill is a steep road connecting Willifield Way and Addison Way.
Homesfield, NW11 Homesfield is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Leeside Crescent, NW11 Leeside Crescent is a street in Golders Green.
Leeside Cresent, NW11 Leeside Cresent is a street in Golders Green.
Lucas Square, NW11 Lucas Square is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Monkville Avenue, NW11 Monkville Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
North Square, NW11 North Square is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Oakfields Road, NW11 Oakfields Road is a street in Golders Green.
Park Way, NW11 Park Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Portsdown Mews, NW11 Portsdown Mews is a street in Golders Green.
Sheridan Walk, NW11 Sheridan Walk is a road in the NW11 postcode area
St George’s Close, NW11 St George’s Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
St Georges Road, NW11 St Georges Road is a street in Golders Green.
Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 Temple Fortune Hill is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 Temple Fortune Lane is a street in Golders Green.
Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 Temple Fortune Parade is a street in Golders Green.
Temple Gardens, NW11 Temple Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
The Orchard, NW11 57 flats were built in The Orchard in 1909, one of the earliest roads of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Willifield Way, NW11 Willifield Way, started in 1911, contains cottages built by Parker and Unwin.
Woodside, NW11 Woodside is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Wordsworth Walk, NW11 Wordsworth Walk was built between 1910 and 1911 by Herbert Welch, then aged twenty-seven.


Temple Fortune

Temple Fortune is a place in the London Borough of Barnet to the north of Golders Green. It is principally a shopping district used by residents of the Hampstead Garden Suburb.

It is likely that the name Temple Fortune refers to the Knights of St John, who had land here (c.1240). Fortune may be derived from a small settlement (tun) on the route from Hampstead to Hendon arrived at before arriving at Hendon. Here a lane from Finchley, called Ducksetters Lane (c.1475), intersected. It is likely that the settlement was originally the Bleccanham estate (c.900s). By the end of the 18th century Temple Fortune Farm was established on the northern side of Farm Close.

The building of the Finchley Road (c.1827), replaced Ducksetters Lane as a route to Finchley, and resulted in the development of a small hamlet. Along the Finchley Road was a number of villas (c1830s), joined by the Royal Oak public house (c.1850s). By the end of the 19th century there were around 300 people living in the area, which included a laundry, a small hospital for children with skin diseases. The principle industry was brick making.

The significant moment in Temple Fortune's development into a suburban area occurred in 1907. The establishment of the Hampstead Garden Suburb brought major changes to the area east of the Finchley Road. Temple Fortune Farm was demolished, and along the front of the road, the building of Arcade, and Gateway House (c.1911) established the Hampstead Garden Suburbs retail district. Also significant in that year was the opening of Golders Green tube station. Although the area had been served by horse drawn omnibuses (since at least the 1880s) and later motor buses (from 1907), it was the tram line of 1910, connecting Church End Finchley with Golders Green Station, which led to the development of the area west of the Finchley road. The Carmelite Monastery was established in Bridge Lane in 1908.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Farmhouse
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Elephant field
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Hendon coat of arms
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