Central Square, NW11

Road in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existing between 1912 and now

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Central Square, NW11

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Central Square was the original centre of Hampstead Garden Suburb due to the further development of the Suburb in the 1920s and 1930s, it is now located towards the west.

Raymond Unwin’s 1905 preliminary plan of Hampstead Garden Suburb defined a central area containing churches and public buildings with a formal approach road from the Heath.

By 1908 the design had become formalised with two central churches and The Institute, dedicated to adult learning. The Institute subsequently became Henrietta Barnet School. It was not possible to mirror the houses on the west of North Square with some on the due to the then land ownership.

Sir Edwin Lutyens finished designs for St Jude’s and the Free Church between 1908 and 1910. The final Central Square layout was complete in 1912.

Central Square was designed as a focus for the spiritual, recreational and community needs of Suburb residents. The centre of the Square is a public garden with tennis courts. The housing was designed for affluent residents but Southwood Court and Bigwood Court were originally intended as flats for the bereaved families of servicemen.


Main source: The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust
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View towards Central Square

View towards Central Square
Hampstead Garden Suburb trust

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
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
Alyth Gardens, NW11 Alyth Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Bigwood Road, NW11 Bigwood Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Chatham Close, NW11 Chatham Close is a street in Golders Green.
Constable Close, NW11 Constable Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Cotman Close, NW11 Cotman Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Denman Drive, NW11 Denman Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Dingwall Gardens, NW11 Dingwall Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Erskine Hill, NW11 Erskine Hill is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Forres Gardens, NW11 Forres Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hampstead Gardens, NW11 Hampstead Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hampstead Way, NW11 Hampstead Way was one of the major roads designed for Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Heathgate, NW11 Heathgate is a street in Golders Green.
Hoop Lane, NW11 Hoop Lane was originally called Wheel Lane.
Hurst Close, NW11 Hurst Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Linnell Close, NW11 Linnell Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Linnell Drive, NW11 Linnell Drive is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Litchfield Way, NW11 Litchfield Way is a street in Golders Green.
Lucas Square, NW11 Lucas Square is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Meadway Close, NW11 Meadway Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Meadway Court, NW11 Meadway Court is a street in Golders Green.
Meadway Gate, NW11 Meadway Gate is a street in Golders Green.
Meadway, NW11 Meadway is a street in Golders Green.
Middleway, NW11 Middleway is a street in Golders Green.
North Square, NW11 North Square is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Northway, NW11 Northway is a street in Golders Green.
Raeburn Close, NW11 Raeburn Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Ruskin Close, NW11 Ruskin Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Sheridan Walk, NW11 Sheridan Walk is a road in the NW11 postcode area
South Square, NW11 South Square is the name of the southern part of Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Southway, NW11 Southway is a road in the NW11 postcode area
St Edward’s Close, NW11 St Edward’s Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Sutcliffe Close, NW11 Sutcliffe Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
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.
The Orchard, NW11 57 flats were built in The Orchard in 1909, one of the earliest roads of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Thornton Way, NW11 Thornton Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Turner Close, NW11 Turner Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Turner Drive, NW11 Turner Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Wild Hatch, NW11 Wild Hatch is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Willifield Way, NW11 Willifield Way, started in 1911, contains cottages built by Parker and Unwin.


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.

The master plan was prepared by Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin.


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Hoop Lane Cemetery
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