Postal area NW6

Postal area in/near West Hampstead, existing between 1917 and now

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Postal area NW6

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Postal area · West Hampstead · NW6 ·
FEBRUARY
25
2012

Postcode


1162

The streets of NW6:
Abbey Road A small section of the north of Abbey Road lies in NW6.
Abbots Place Abbots Place runs from Priory Road to West End Lane and Abbey Road.
Aberdare Gardens This late Victorian street was probably named in compliment to Henry Bruce, Home Secretary 1868-1873, who was created 1st Baron Aberdare.
Achilles Road Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Acol Road Acol is not an acronym, but a village in Kent that gave its name to Acol Road, NW6.
Addison Court Street/road in London NW6
Agamemnon Road Agamemnon Road runs from Ajax Road to Hillfield Road.
Ajax Road Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.
Albert Road Albert Road in NW6 escaped the mass renaming of Albert Roads in London.
Albion Mews Albion Mews is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Aldershot Road Street/road in London NW6
Aldred Road Aldred Road was named after Aldred, Archbishop of York.
Algernon Road Street/road in London NW6
Alpha Place Street/road in London NW6
Alvanley Gardens Alvanley Gardens was named after a resident of Frognal Hall.
Andover Place Street/road in London NW6
Ariel Road Ariel Road was formed from the 1885 combination of Ariel Street and Spencer Terrace.
Athelstan Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Aylestone Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Banister Mews Street/road in London NW6
Barlow Road Street/road in London NW6
Belsise Road Street/road in London NW6
Belsize Road Belsize Road is a major road in NW6, parallel to the railway.
Bembridge Close Street/road in London NW6
Berridge Mews Berridge Mews is in Fortune Green, NW6
Beswick Mews Street/road in London NW6
Birchington Road Birchington Road runs from the Edgware Road to West End Lane.
Blackburn Road Blackburn Road is a cul-de-sac off of West End Lane.
Bransdale Close Street/road in London NW6
Brassey Road Street/road in London NW6
Broadhurst Close Street/road in London NW6
Broadhurst Gardens Broadhurst Gardens is in West Hampstead, NW6
Broadwell Parade Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Mews Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Park Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Villas Street/road in London NW6
Brooklands Court Brooklands Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Brooksville Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Broomsleigh Street Street/road in London NW6
Buckingham Mansions Buckingham Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Buckley Road Street/road in London NW6
Burrard Road Burrard Road runs north from Fortune Green Road.
Burton Road Street/road in London NW6
Callcott Road Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Court Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cambridge Road Street/road in London NW6
Canfield Gardens Canfield Gardens was first laid out in 1881.
Canfield Place Street/road in London NW6
Cannon Hill Cannon Hill is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Canterbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Canterbury Terrace Street/road in London NW6
Canterbury Works Canterbury Works is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Carlisle Road Street/road in London NW6
Carlton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Carlton Vale Carlton Vale runs from the Edgware Road to Kilburn Lane.
Cathedral Walk Cathedral Walk is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Cavendish Close Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Road Street/road in London NW6
Charteris Road Street/road in London NW6
Chatsworth Road Chatsworth Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Chevening Road Street/road in London NW6
Chichester Road Street/road in London NW6
Chippenham Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cholmley Gardens Cholmley Gardens is an unofficial road off of Mill Lane, Fortune Green, NW6
Christchurch Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Christchurch Court Christchurch Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Chudleigh Road Street/road in London NW6
Clarence Road Street/road in London NW6
Clement Close Street/road in London NW6
Cleve Road Street/road in London NW6
Colas Mews Street/road in London NW6
Coleridge Gardens Street/road in London NW6
College Parade Street/road in London NW6
College Yard College Yard is a small alleyway off of Winchester Avenue, NW6.
Compayne Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Cotleigh Road Street/road in London NW6
Coventry Close Street/road in London NW6
Coverdale Road Coverdale Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Crediton Hill Street/road in London NW6
Creighton Road Street/road in London NW6
Crown Close Street/road in London NW6
Daynor House Residential block
Deerhurst Road Deerhurst Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Denmark Road Street/road in London NW6
Dennington Park Road About 1881 Dennington Park Road was constructed on the line of Sweetbriar Walk, the old path to Lauriston Lodge.
Dobson Close Street/road in London NW6
Donaldson Road Street/road in London NW6
Dornfell Street Street/road in London NW6
Douglas Court Street/road in London NW6
Douglas Road Street/road in London NW6
Doulton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Drakes Courtyard Drakes Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Dresden Close Street/road in London NW6
Dudley Road Street/road in London NW6
Dunmore Road Street/road in London NW6
Dunster Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Dyne Road Dyne Road dates from the just after the opening of Kilburn Station in 1879.
Dynham Road Street/road in London NW6
Eresby Road Eresby Road ran from Kingsgate Road to Kilburn High Road with a turning for Kingsgate Place about halfway down.
Esmond Road Street/road in London NW6
Exeter Road Exeter Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Fairfax Place Fairfax Place has undergone name changes - at first Victoria Mews and then Fairfax Mews.
Fairfax Road Fairfax Road runs south from the Finchley Road to Belsize Road.
Fairhazel Gardens Fairhazel Gardens runs from Broadhurst Gardens to Goldhurst Terrace.
Fawley Road Street/road in London NW6
Forest Close Street/road in London NW6
Fortune Green Road Fortune Green Road is the main road running through Fortune Green, NW6
Garlinge Road Garlinge Road connects Shoot Up Hill with Fordwych Road.
Gascony Avenue Gascony Avenue is an east-west road lying both sides of Kingsgate Road, NW6.
Gladstone Mews Street/road in London NW6
Gladys Road Street/road in London NW6
Glastonbury Street Street/road in London NW6
Glenbrook Road Glenbrook Road lies to the west of West Hampstead.
Glengall Road Glengall Road was laid out after Kilburn House was demolished.
Godson Yard Godson Yard is a new development dating from 2005.
Goldhurst Terrace Goldhurst Terrace was laid out in the late 1870s.
Goldsmith Place Street/road in London NW6
Gondar Gardens Gondar Gardens is the westernmost street in Fortune Green, NW6
Gorefield Place Street/road in London NW6
Grange Place Street/road in London NW6
Grangeway Grangeway, NW6 lies off of Messina Avenue.
Granville Road Granville Road, NW6 was formerly Pembroke Road.
Greencroft Gardens Greencroft Gardens dates from 1884-5.
Greville Mews Street/road in London NW6
Greville Place Street/road in London NW6
Greville Road Street/road in London NW6
Hall Oak Walk Street/road in London NW6
Hansel Road Hansel Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Harben Road Harben Road was first known as Albion Road.
Hartland Road Street/road in London NW6
Harvard Court Street/road in London NW6
Harvist Road Street/road in London NW6
Hazelmere Road Street/road in London NW6
Helmsdale House Residential block
Hemstal Road Street/road in London NW6
Hermit Place Street/road in London NW6
Highfield Mews Street/road in London NW6
Hilgrove Road Hilgrove Road was previously the western section of Adelaide Road, called Adelaide Road North.
Hillfield Road Hillfield Road is named for an old West Hampstead agricultural estate.
Hilltop Road Street/road in London NW6
Holmdale Road Holmdale Road runs from Mill Lane to Dennington Park Road in West Hampstead.
Honeybourne Road Street/road in London NW6
Honeyman Close Street/road in London NW6
Honiton Road Street/road in London NW6
Hopefield Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Ingham Road Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Inglewood House Inglewood House is on the corner of West End Lane and Inglewood Road.
Inglewood Road Inglewood Road, NW6 was one of the last roads to be built in West End, West Hampstead.
Iverson Road The first part of Iverson Road, NW6 was laid out in 1872.
Jade Terrace Street/road in London NW6
Kempe Road Street/road in London NW6
Kenilworth Road Street/road in London NW6
Keslake Road Street/road in London NW6
Keslake Road Road in Kensal Rise, London NW6
Kilburn High Road Street/road in London NW6
Kilburn Lane Kilburn Lane is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Kilburn Park Road Kilburn Park Road was built along the course of the Bayswater Rivulet (the River Westbourne), starting in 1855
Kilburn Place Kilburn Place was originally Providence Place.
Kilburn Priory Kilburn Priory is now a road - - it was once the site of a real priory
Kilburn Square Kilburn Square was built around St Paul’s Chapel, which dates from 1825.
Kilburn Vale Kilburn Vale leads to the Kilburn Vale estate.
Kimberley Road Street/road in London NW6
Kingdon Road Kingdon Road connects Sumatra Road and Dennington Park Road.
Kings Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Kingsgate Place Street/road in London NW6
Kingsgate Road Kingsgate Road runs between Quex Road and Hemstal Road.
Kingsley Road Street/road in London NW6
Kingswood Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Kylemore Road Street/road in London NW6
Liddell Road Liddell Road was named after an old West Hampstead estate.
Linburn House Residential block
Lincoln Mews Street/road in London NW6
Linstead Street Street/road in London NW6
Lonsdale Road Street/road in London NW6
Loveridge Mews Street/road in London NW6
Loveridge Road Street/road in London NW6
Lowfield Road Lowfield Road is the northern extension of Kingsgate Road, NW6.
Lymington Road Lymington Road is a street in London NW6
Lyncroft Gardens Lyncroft Gardens is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Lynton Road Street/road in London NW6
Mallard Close Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Mews Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Place Street/road in London NW6
Malvern Road Street/road in London NW6
Manor House Drive Street/road in London NW6
Manor Mews Manor Mews is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Mapesbury Road Mapesbury Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Maple Mews Street/road in London NW6
Marlborough Mansions Marlborough Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Marlow Court Street/road in London NW6
Marston Close Street/road in London NW6
Masefield House Residential block
Maygrove Road Maygrove Road runs between the Edgware Road and Iverson Road, NW6
Mazenod Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Medley Road Street/road in London NW6
Messina Avenue Messina Avenue stretches from West End Lane over to Kilburn High Road.
Mill Lane Mill Lane forms the boundary between Fortune Green and West Hampstead.
Milman Road Street/road in London NW6
Milverton Road Street/road in London NW6
Minton Mews Street/road in London NW6
Montrose Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Mortimer Crescent Mortimer Crescent is a notable street in Kilburn, full of literary connections.
Mortimer Crescent Street/road in London NW6
Mortimer Place Mortimer Place can be found in Kilburn, NW6.
Mount Pleasant Road Mount Pleasant Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Mowbray Road Street/road in London NW6
Mutrix Road Street/road in London NW6
Narcissus Road Narcissus Road lies in London NW6
Naseby Close Street/road in London NW6
Nelson Close Street/road in London NW6
Netherwood Street Street/road in London NW6
Neville Close Street/road in London NW6
Neville Road Street/road in London NW6
Noel House Residential block
Norman Terrace Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Okehampton Road Okehampton Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Orestes Mews Orestes Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Oxford Road Street/road in London NW6
Palmerston Road Street/road in London NW6
Pandora Road Street/road in London NW6
Parsifal Road Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road.
Peel Precinct Peel Precinct is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Pentland Road Street/road in London NW6
Peploe Road Street/road in London NW6
Plaza Parade Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Road Street/road in London NW6
Princess Road Princess Road was once known as Alexandra Road.
Priory Park Road Priory Park Road dates from 1882.
Priory Road Street/road in London NW6
Priory Terrace Street/road in London NW6
Prospect Place Prospect Place was a group of houses built fronting Edgware Road south of the junction with West End Lane.
Quex Mews Quex Mews is named after an estate in Kent.
Quex Road Quex Road is an important road in NW6 linking the Edgware Road and West End Lane.
Radnor Road Street/road in London NW6
Randolph Gardens Street/road in London NW6
Ravenshaw Street Street/road in London NW6
Regents Plaza Street/road in London NW6
Rose Joan Mews Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Rosslyn Mansions Street/road in London NW6
Rowntree Close Street/road in London NW6
Rudolph Road Rudolph Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Rupert Road Street/road in London NW6
Salmon Mews Street/road in London NW6
Salusbury Road Street/road in London NW6
Sandwell Crescent Street/road in London NW6
Selby House Residential block
Sherriff Road Street/road in London NW6
Smyrna Road Smyrna Road is a small road to the west of West End Lane.
Solent Road Solent Road is a street in West Hampstead.
Spode Walk Street/road in London NW6
Springfield Lane Street/road in London NW6
Springfield Walk Springfield Walk has a set of very old steps that give access to Kilburn Priory.
St Hildas Close Street/road in London NW6
St Johns Court St Johns Court is a retail and residential block beside Finchley Road station.
St Julians Road Street/road in London NW6
St Laurence Close St Laurence Close is a road in the NW6 postcode area
St Laurences Close Street/road in London NW6
St Marys Mews Street/road in London NW6
Stafford Close Street/road in London NW6
Stafford Road Street/road in London NW6
Streatley Road Street/road in London NW6
Stuart Road Street/road in London NW6
Sumatra Road Sumatra Road, NW6 dates from the 1870s.
Summerfield Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Tennyson Road Street/road in London NW6
The Arches Street/road in London NW6
The Avenue Street/road in London NW6
The Mansions The Mansions is a residential block on the north side of Mill Lane.
The Quadrant Street/road in London NW6
The Terrace The Terrace is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Tollgate Gardens Tollgate Gardens is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Torbay Road Street/road in London NW6
Torridon House Residential block
Ulysses Road Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War.
Victoria Mews Street/road in London NW6
Victoria Road Street/road in London NW6
Waterloo Passage Waterloo Passage is one of the streets of London in the NW6postal area.
Wavel Mews Street/road in London NW6
Wayne Kirkum Way Wayne Kirkum Way is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Webheath Street/road in London NW6
Weech Road Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Welbeck Mansions Welbeck Mansions, flats notable for their ironwork balconies, were built north of Inglewood Road in 1897.
Wells Court Street/road in London NW6
West Cottages Cottages in London NW6.
West Cottages West Cottages is a road in the NW6 postcode area
West End Lane West End Lane is the main road running through West Hampstead.
West Hampstead Mews Street/road in London NW6
Willesden Lane Willesden Lane is an original thoroughfare of the area.
William Dunbar House Residential block
William Saville House Residential block
Winchester Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Windermere Avenue Street/road in London NW6
Woodchurch Road Street/road in London NW6
Woodland Walk Woodland Walk is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Woodville Road Street/road in London NW6
Worcester Mews Street/road in London NW6


NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Brondesbury House Brondesbury Manor House was on the southern side of Willesden Lane.
Mapesbury House Mapesbury House, on the northern side of Willesden Lane, was part of the 300-acre Brondesbury estate.

NEARBY STREETS
Athelstan Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Barlow Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Bembridge Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Brondesbury Park, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Brooklands Court, NW6 Brooklands Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Buckley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Callcott Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Cavendish Place, NW2 Cavendish Place is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Cavendish Place, W1 Cavendish Place is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
Cavendish Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Chatsworth Road, NW2 Chatsworth Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Chatsworth Road, NW6 Chatsworth Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Christchurch Avenue, NW2 Christchurch Avenue is a street in Cricklewood.
Christchurch Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Christchurch Court, NW6 Christchurch Court is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Clarence Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Coverdale Road, NW2 Coverdale Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Coverdale Road, NW6 Coverdale Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Dartmouth Road, NW2 Dartmouth Road is a street in Cricklewood.
Deerhurst Road, NW6 Deerhurst Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Drakes Courtyard, NW6 Drakes Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area.
Dunster Gardens, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dyne Road, NW6 Dyne Road dates from the just after the opening of Kilburn Station in 1879.
Exeter Parade, NW2 Exeter Parade is a street in Cricklewood.
Exeter Road, NW6 Exeter Road is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area.
Forest Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Garlinge Road, NW6 Garlinge Road connects Shoot Up Hill with Fordwych Road.
Gladstone Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Hall Oak Walk, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kimberley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Landau House, NW2 Residential block
Linburn House, NW6 Residential block
Loveridge Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Loveridge Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Manor House Drive, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Mapesbury Road, NW2 Mapesbury Road is named after Walter Map, prebendary from 1173–1192.
Mapesbury Road, NW6 Mapesbury Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Mowbray Road, NW2 Mowbray Road is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Mowbray Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Plympton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Streatley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
The Arches, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Torbay Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Willesden Lane, NW6 Willesden Lane is an original thoroughfare of the area.


West Hampstead

The name "West Hampstead" was a 19th century invention - the original name was West End.

Lacking its own supply of spring water and situated away from the main roads, medieval West End barely qualified as a hamlet until a few country houses were built here from the 17th century onwards. The tendency for West End Lane to become impassably muddy after heavy rain further enhanced the hamlet's isolation.

By 1815 West End was still excep­tionally quiet – so much so that its inhab­itants claimed to have heard the cannon fire at Waterloo. The construction of the Finchley Road in the 1830s brought few additions to a population that consisted of a handful of squires and some farm labourers, gardeners and craftsmen. By 1851 West End had one inn and two beershops.

Railways were the prime stimulus of growth in many country corners of modern London but few places were trans­formed as wholly as West End. With the arrival of the Hampstead Junction Railway in 1857, the Midland Railway in 1868 and the Metro­politan and St John’s Wood Railway in 1879, the new suburb of West Hampstead spread in all directions.

Rapid development in the 1880s and 1890s swept away the large houses and the streets were laid out in today's pattern. A local estate agent in Kilburn claimed that he coined the name ‘West Hampstead’, for one of the local railway stations. Public amenities such as street lighting, gas and electricity were provided and much of the frontage to West End Lane was developed as shops.

Some of the new estates were the work of big developers like the United Land Company, whose inclination was to build fairly densely, and during the latter decades of the 19th century parts of West Hampstead became increasingly working-class in character, with policeman, travelling salesmen and railwaymen mixing with clerks and artisans. Engin­eering workshops operated near the railway lines.

Twentieth-century building was limited mainly to interwar blocks of flats in the north of the district, often in place of Victorian houses that had already become run-down.

The West Hampstead ward now has relatively few families and a great number of young single people. A large proportion of homes are privately rented and fewer than a quarter of adults are married, compared with more than half for the country as a whole. This socio-economic profile is evident in the upmarket cafés that have lined West End Lane in recent years.

Famous West Hampstead residents have included the singers Dusty Springfield, Joan Armat­rading, Olivia Newton John and Jimmy Somerville, author Doris Lessing, actresses Imelda Staunton and Emma Thompson, and the playwright Joe Orton, who lived on West End Lane with his lover Kenneth Halliwell from 1951 to 1959. Stephen Fry has also lived here.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Jack of Newbury
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Cedars
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West Hampstead Overgound
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West End Park, 1870s
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Earlsfields
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Estate map of West Emd
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