Belsize Place, NW3

Road in/near Belsize Park, existing between the 1870s and now

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  MAP  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.54973 -0.17134, 51.549 -0.171) 

Belsize Place, NW3

MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502020Remove markers
Road · Belsize Park · NW3 ·
October
10
2015

Belsize Place is a street in Hampstead.

The road follows the line of an old footpath. A footpath remains at the end of the street and continues to Akenside Road which also follows the line of the same footpath.

This right-of-way connected Belsize Lane to Shepherd’s Well, running along the boundaries of the estate of Rosslyn House.


Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence



NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Rosslyn House Rosslyn (Roslyn) House, which stood between Wedderburn and Lyndhurst Roads, was one of the last of the famous old Hampstead houses to be destroyed.
Shepherd’s Well Shepherd’s Well, whose flow was thought to be nearly as pure as distilled water, is the source of the River Tyburn.
South Hampstead High School South Hampstead High School is an independent day school.
St Stephen’s Church St. Stephen’s is a former church building, sited on Rosslyn Hill at its junction with Pond Street, a steep slope adjacent to the Royal Free Hospital.

NEARBY STREETS
Akenside Road, NW3 Akenside Road is a street named after a famous local resident.
Alban House, NW3 Residential block
Aspern Grove, NW3 Aspern Grove 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 Court, NW3 Belsize Court is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Crescent, NW3 Belsize Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Cresent, NW3 Belsize Cresent, NW3 dates from 1868.
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 Gardens, NW3 Belsize Park Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
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 Square, NW3 Belsize Square is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Terrace, NW3 Belsize Terrace is a street in Hampstead.
Connaught Mews, NW3 Connaught Mews 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.
Ellerdale Road, NW3 Ellerdale Road was added to the streetscape of Hampstead in 1874.
Eton Garages, NW3 Eton Garages is a street in Hampstead.
Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3 Fitzjohn’s Avenue links Hampstead with Swiss Cottage.
Glenilla Road, NW3 Glenilla Road is a street in Hampstead.
Glenloch Road, NW3 Glenloch Road is a street in Hampstead.
Glenmore Road, NW3 Glenmore Road is a street in Hampstead.
Goldhurst Terrace, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Hampstead Green, NW3 Hampstead Green is a street in Hampstead.
Hillfield Court Hillfield Court is a prominent art deco residential mansion block in Belsize Park, in the London Borough of Camden, built in 1934.
Hillfield Court, NW3 Hillfield Court serves a prominent art deco residential mansion block of the same name in Belsize Park.
Hillfield Mansions, NW3 Hillfield Mansions is a street in Hampstead.
Howitt Close, N16 Howitt Close is a road in the N16 postcode area
Howitt Close, NW3 Howitt Close is a street in Hampstead.
Howitt Road, NW3 Howitt Road is a street in Hampstead.
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 Grove, NW3 Lancaster Grove is a street in Hampstead.
Lancaster Stables, NW3 Lancaster Stables is a street in Hampstead.
Lowlands, NW3 Lowlands is a street in Hampstead.
Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3 Lyndhurst Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Lyndhurst Road, NW3 Lyndhurst Road is a street in Hampstead.
Lyndhurst Terrace, NW3 Lyndhurst Terrace is a street in Hampstead.
Maresfield Gardens, NW3 Maresfield Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Martys Yard, NW3 Martys Yard 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.
Midland Crescent, NW3 Midland Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Netherhall Gardens, NW3 Netherhall Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Nutley Terrace, NW3 Nutley Terrace is a street in Hampstead.
Ormonde Court, NW3 Ormonde Court is a street in Hampstead.
Ornan Road, NW3 Ornan Road is a street in Hampstead.
Perceval Avenue, NW3 Perceval Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Princess Mews, NW3 Princess Mews is a mews of Belsize Park.
Rosslyn Hill, NW3 Rosslyn Hill is a road connecting the south end of Hampstead High Street to the north end of Haverstock Hill.
Rowland Hill Street, NW3 Rowland Hill Street is a street in Hampstead.
Strathray Gardens, NW3 Strathray Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Sumpter Close, NW3 Sumpter Close is a street in Hampstead.
The Gables, NW3 The Gables is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Thurlow Road, NW3 Thurlow Road is a street in Hampstead.
Trinity Walk, NW3 Trinity Walk is a street in Hampstead.
Tudor Close, NW3 Tudor Close is a street in Hampstead.
Wandsworth Place, NW3 Wandsworth Place is a street in Hampstead.
Waterhouse Close, NW3 Waterhouse Close 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
Fitzjohn's Avenue sign
TUM image id: 1273
Shepherd’s Well in 1820
TUM image id: 2961
Wedderburn Road, NW3
TUM image id: 1452676133
Royal Free Hospital
TUM image id: 1469364080
Belsize Avenue in Belsize Park
TUM image id: 1550088979
Print-friendly version of this page