Haverstock Hill, NW3

Road in/near Belsize Park

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Haverstock Hill, NW3

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Haverstock Hill is a street in Hampstead.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Tailors The Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journeymen was founded on 10 February 1837.
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.
The Load of Hay The Load of Hay was established by 1721.

NEARBY STREETS
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.
Aspern Grove, NW3 Aspern Grove is a street in Hampstead.
Baptist Gardens, NW5 Baptist Gardens is a street in Kentish Town.
Belsize Avenue, NW3 Belsize Avenue was once the driveway to the former Belsize House.
Belsize Grove, NW3 Belsize Grove is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Park Gardens, NW3 Belsize Park Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Park, NW3 Belsize Park is a street in Hampstead.
Cayford House, NW3 Residential block
Chalcot Gardens, NW3 Chalcot Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Chaston Place, NW5 Chaston Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Downside Crescent, NW3 Downside Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Dunboyne Road, NW3 Dunboyne Road is a street in Hampstead.
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 College Road, NW3 Eton College Road is a street in Hampstead.
Eton Garages, NW3 Eton Garages is a street in Hampstead.
Eton Hall, NW3 Eton Hall is a street in Hampstead.
Eton Rise, NW3 Eton Rise is a street in Hampstead.
Eton Road, NW3 Eton Road is a street in Hampstead.
Eton Villas, NW3 Eton Villas is a street in Hampstead.
Fountain Mews, NW3 Fountain Mews is a street in Hampstead.
Garnett Road, NW3 Garnett Road 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.
Glenmore Road, NW3 Glenmore Road is a street in Hampstead.
Grafton Terrace, NW5 Grafton Terrace is a street in Kentish Town.
Haverstock Road, NW5 Haverstock Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Herbert Street, NW5 Herbert Street is a street in Kentish Town.
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.
Kingsford Street, NW5 Kingsford Street is a street in Kentish Town.
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.
Lawn Road, NW3 Lawn Road is a street in Hampstead.
Maitland Park Road, NW3 Maitland Park Road is a street in Hampstead.
Maitland Park Villas, NW3 Maitland Park Villas is a street in Hampstead.
Malden Place, NW5 Malden Place is a street in Kentish Town.
Mansfield Road, NW5 Mansfield Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Modbury Gardens, NW5 Modbury Gardens is a street in Kentish Town.
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.
Parkhill Walk, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Perceval Avenue, NW3 Perceval Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Primrose Gardens, NW3 Primrose Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Prince of Wales Road, NW3 Prince of Wales Road is a street in Hampstead.
Provost Road, NW3 Provost Road is a street in Hampstead.
Quadrant Grove, NW5 Quadrant Grove is a street in Kentish Town.
Southampton Road, NW5 Southampton Road is a street in Kentish Town.
Stanbury Court, NW3 Stanbury Court is a street in Hampstead.
Steele?s Mews South, NW3 Steele?s Mews South is a street in Hampstead.
Steele?s Road, NW3 Steele?s Road is a street in Hampstead.
Strathray Gardens, NW3 Strathray Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Tasker Road, NW3 Tasker Road is a street in Hampstead.
Thurlow Terrace, NW5 Thurlow Terrace is a street in Kentish Town.
Tudor Close, NW3 Tudor Close is a street in Hampstead.
Upper Park Road, NW3 Upper Park Road is a street in Hampstead.
Wood Field, NW3 Wood Field is a street in Hampstead.
Woodland Walk, NW3 Woodland Walk is a street in Hampstead.
Woodland Walk, NW6 Woodland Walk is a road in the NW6 postcode area


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
Belsize Avenue in Belsize Park
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