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Belsize Park Gardens, NW3

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Belsize Park Gardens is a street in Hampstead.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Central School of Speech and Drama The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama was founded in 1906 to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young actors and other students.
Hall School The Hall School is an independent boys’ preparatory school in Belsize Park.
St Mary’s Town and Country School St. Mary’s Town and Country School was an independent, non-denominational, co-educational progressive day and boarding school.

NEARBY STREETS
Adamson Road, NW3 Adamson Road is named after either a contractor or architect to Eton College.
Antrim Grove, NW3 Antrim Grove was Antrim Street until 1895.
Antrim Mansions, NW3 Antrim Mansions is a street in Hampstead.
Antrim Road, NW3 Antrim Road is a street in Hampstead.
Baynes Mews, NW3 Baynes Mews is a mews within the conservation area of Belsize Park.
Belsize Avenue, NW3 Belsize Avenue was once the driveway to the former Belsize House.
Belsize Court Garages, NW3 Belsize Court Garages were built by Willett in around 1880 as livery stables.
Belsize Crescent, NW3 Belsize Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Grove, NW3 Belsize Grove is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Lane, NW3 Belsize Lane is a thoroughfare linking Rosslyn Hill with Swiss Cottage.
Belsize Mews, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Belsize Park Mews, NW3 Belsize Park Mews lies in the Belsize Park Conservation Area.
Belsize Park, NW3 Belsize Park is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Place, NW3 Belsize Place is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Square, NW3 Belsize Square is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Terrace, NW3 Belsize Terrace is a street in Hampstead.
Brocas Close, NW3 Brocas Close is a street in Hampstead.
Buckland Crescent, NW3 Buckland Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Central Avenue, NW3 Central Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Chalcot Gardens, NW3 Chalcot Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Crossfield Road, NW3 Crossfield Road is a street in Hampstead.
Daleham Gardens, NW3 Daleham Gardens dates from the 1880s.
Daleham Mews, NW3 Daleham Mews is a mews in Belsize Park.
Downside Crescent, NW3 Downside Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Eaton Avenue, NW3 Eaton Avenue is a location in London.
Elizabeth Mews, NW3 Elizabeth Mews is a street in Hampstead.
England’s Lane, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Englands Lane, NW3 Englands Lane is a street in Hampstead.
Eton Avenue, NW3 Eton Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Eton Court, NW3 Eton Court is a street in Hampstead.
Eton Garages, NW3 Eton Garages is a street in Hampstead.
Fellow Road, NW3 Fellow Road is a location in London.
Fellowes Road, NW3 Fellowes Road is a location in London.
Fellows Road, NW3 Fellows Road is a street in Hampstead.
Fountain Mews, NW3 Fountain Mews is a street in Hampstead.
Glenilla Road, NW3 Glenilla Road is a street in Hampstead.
Glenloch Road, NW3 Glenloch Road is a street in Hampstead.
Glenlock Road, NW3 Glenlock Road is a location in London.
Glenmore Road, NW3 Glenmore Road is a street in Hampstead.
Haverstock Hill, NW3 Haverstock Hill is a street in Hampstead.
Hillfield Court, NW3 Hillfield Court serves a prominent art deco residential mansion block of the same name in Belsize Park.
Hillfield Court, NW3 Hillfield Court is a prominent art deco residential mansion block in Belsize Park, in the London Borough of Camden, built in 1934.
Hillfield Mansions, NW3 Hillfield Mansions is a street in Hampstead.
Howitt Close, NW3 Howitt Close is a street in Hampstead.
Howitt Close, NW3 Howitt Close is a road in the N16 postcode area
Howitt Road, NW3 Howitt Road is a street in Hampstead.
Huson Close, NW3 Huson Close is a street in Hampstead.
King’s College Road, NW3 King?s College Road is a street in Hampstead.
Kings College Road, NW3 Kings College Road is a location in London.
Lambolle Place, NW3 Lambolle Place is a street in Hampstead.
Lambolle Road, NW3 Lambolle Road is a street in Hampstead.
Lancaster Drive, NW3 Lancaster Drive is a street in Hampstead.
Lancaster Gardens, NW3 Lancaster Gardens is a location in London.
Lancaster Grove, NW3 Lancaster Grove is a street in Hampstead.
Lancaster Stables, NW3 Lancaster Stables is a street in Hampstead.
Lawn Road, NW3 Lawn Road is a street in Hampstead.
McCrone Mews, NW3 McCrone Mews is a mews - formerly the location of a depot of the London Parcel Delivery Company.
Merton Rise, NW3 Merton Rise is a location in London.
Mora Burnett House, NW3 Mora Burnett House is a location in London.
Ormonde Court, NW3 Ormonde Court is a street in Hampstead.
Ornan Road, NW3 Ornan Road is a street in Hampstead.
Park Hill Road, NW3 Park Hill Road is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Parkhill Road, NW3 Parkhill Road is a street in Hampstead.
Primrose Gardens, NW3 Primrose Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Princess Mews, NW3 Princess Mews is a mews of Belsize Park.
Stanbury Court, NW3 Stanbury Court is a street in Hampstead.
Steele’s Road, NW3 Steele?s Road is a street in Hampstead.
Steeles Road, NW3 Steeles Road is a location in London.
Strathray Gardens, NW3 Strathray Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Swiss Cottage Centre, NW3 Swiss Cottage Centre is a location in London.
Tasker Road, NW3 Tasker Road is a street in Hampstead.
Tobin Close, NW3 Tobin Close is a street in Hampstead.
Tudor Close, NW3 Tudor Close is a street in Hampstead.
Upper Park Road, NW3 Upper Park Road is a street in Hampstead.
Wedderburn Road, NW3 Wedderburn Road is a street in Hampstead.


Belsize Park

The Manor of Belsize dates back to 1317, with the name is derived from French bel assis meaning 'well situated'.

Belsize Manor was built by Daniel O'Neill for his wife, the Countess of Chesterfield, in the 17th century. Urbanisation took place largely between 1852 and 1878, by which time it extended to Haverstock Hill. After World War I, the construction of blocks of flats began, and now a great many of the larger houses are also converted into flats.

Belsize Park underground station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway as an intermediate station on its line from Charing Cross to Hampstead. It is served by three lifts and there are 219 steps. The station was designed by Leslie Green and has his familiar facade of ox-blood faience with four round arched windows. It remained largely untouched until the late 1980s when the lifts were replaced and a new ticketing system installed.

It was during the 1930s that Belsize Park contributed most to the artistic and intellectual life of Hampstead. Artists associated with the Mall studios included Dame Barbara Hepworth from 1927 to 1939, her first husband John Skeaping and second Ben Nicholson from 1931 to 1939, and Henry Moore, who lived at no. 11A Parkhill Road from 1929 to 1940. They were members of Unit One, a group of artists and architects founded in 1933 by Paul Nash (1889-1946), who lived at no. 3 Eldon Grove from 1936 to 1939. Sir Herbert Read, the poet and art critic, who lived in 1934-5 at the Mall studios, which he described as a 'nest of gentle artists', published the group's manifesto, a theory of modern style.

Another centre was no. 37 Belsize Park Gardens, meeting place of MARS, an architectural group, and home of Jack Pritchard, who founded Isokon, a firm making modern furniture designed by people like Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, refugees who brought a European dimension to the abstract design movement in the arts. Others included Piet Mondrian, the Dutch painter, who stayed with the Pritchards before moving to no. 60 Parkhill Road (1938-41). Pritchard also commissioned Wells Coates in 1934 to build the Isokon or Lawn Road flats, partly to house artistic refugees, on a site which he owned. Built in concrete in a functional style, the flats came to be recognized as 'a milestone in the introduction of the modern idiom into London'.

In World War II, a large underground air-raid shelter was built here and its entrance can still be seen near the tube station at Downside Crescent. The area on Haverstock Hill north of Belsize Park underground station up to Hampstead Town Hall and including part of a primary school near the Royal Free Hospital was heavily bombed.

Belsize Park these days is a lively area with many restaurants, pubs and cafés along Haverstock Hill and also England's Lane.

Glossary: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, edited by C R Elrington.



LOCAL PHOTOS
Swiss Cottage
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South End Green
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Royal Free Hospital
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Belsize Avenue in Belsize Park
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College Crescent
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Wedderburn Road, NW3
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In the neighbourhood...

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South End Green
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Royal Free Hospital
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St. Mary’s Town & Country School logo as a woven badge
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Belsize Avenue in Belsize Park
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Tower block, Swiss Cottage On Winchester Road, taken from Fellows Road
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Wedderburn Road, NW3
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The Winchester, Winchester Road, Swiss Cottage (1962)
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