Heath Drive, NW3

Road in/near Hampstead, existing between 1897 and now

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Heath Drive, NW3

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Road · Hampstead · NW3 ·
JANUARY
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2017

Heath Drive, one of the roads connecting Hampstead with the Finchley Road was originally West Hampstead Avenue.

In 1899 six houses and a block of flats were built at the junction with West Hampstead Avenue (later Heath Drive), a new road skirting the demesne from Finchley Road to Redington Road; 20 houses and a block of flats were built there between 1897 and 1900 and another four between 1905 and 1907, mostly designed by C. H. B. Quennell.

Other new roads included Bracknell Gardens, between Heath Drive and Frognal Lane, where 23 houses were built between 1905 and 1912, Barby (later Oakhill) Avenue, between Bracknell Gardens and Redington Road, where 10 houses were built between 1907 and 1909, Templewood Avenue, between Heath Drive and West Heath Road, where 13 houses, including some handsome ones by Quennell, were built between 1910 and 1912, and Redington Gardens, from Templewood Avenue to Redington Road, laid out in 1911 where four houses were built in 1913. Individual houses were built in Heath Drive in 1922 and 1933.

The large new houses were said to ’bristle with . . . respectable establishment figures’. The literary forger Thomas Wise (1859-1937) lived at no. 25 Heath Drive from 1910.




Main source: British History Online
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Beckford's Estate Beckfords, belonging to the family of the same name, consisted of 15 acres north of Mill Lane and west of Fortune Green Lane.
Cholmley Lodge Cholmley Lodge, a two storeyed stuccoed house, was built in 1813.
Flitcroft Estate Flitcroft was a 50 acre estate at Fortune Green and West End, named after its owner in the 18th century.
Fortune Green Fortune Green was originally part of the district of Hampstead but became physically separated from it by the building of the new turnpike road (now Finchley Road) in the 1830s.
Fortune Green Fortune Green lies to the north of the ancient village of West End.
Hackney College The Village Itinerancy Society, a Congregationalist college, was transformed into Hackney Theological Seminary.
New West End New West End was created in the 1840s on the Finchley Road.
Woodbine Cottage Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.

NEARBY STREETS
Achilles Road, NW6 Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Ajax Road, NW6 Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.
Ardwick Road, NW2 Ardwick Road was named Major Ardwick Burgess who developed the road.
Avenue Mansions, NW3 Avenue Mansions is a street in Hampstead.
Berridge Mews, NW6 Berridge Mews is in Fortune Green, NW6
Bracknell Gardens, NW3 Bracknell Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Bracknell Way, NW3 Bracknell Way is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Branch Hill, NW3 Branch Hill is a street in Hampstead.
Briardale Gardens, NW3 Briardale Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Buckingham Mansions, NW6 Buckingham Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Burgess Hill, NW2 Burgess Hill runs off of Finchley Road.
Burrard Road, NW6 Burrard Road runs north from Fortune Green Road.
Cannon Hill, NW6 Cannon Hill is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Chesterford Gardens, NW3 Chesterford Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Cholmley Gardens, NW6 Cholmley Gardens is an unofficial road off of Mill Lane, Fortune Green, NW6
Croft Way, NW3 Croft Way is a street in Hampstead.
Croftway, NW3 Croftway is a street in Hampstead.
Falcon Lodge, NW3 Falcon Lodge is a street in Hampstead.
Ferncroft Avenue, NW3 Ferncroft Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Fortune Green Road, NW3 Fortune Green Road is a street in Hampstead.
Fortune Green Road, NW6 Fortune Green Road is the main road running through Fortune Green, NW6
Frognal Close, NW3 Frognal Close is a street in Hampstead.
Frognal Lane, NW3 Frognal Lane is a street in Hampstead.
Greenaway Gardens, NW3 Greenaway Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Heysham Lane, NW3 Heysham Lane is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Hollycroft Avenue, NW3 Hollycroft Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Ingham Road, NW3 Ingham Road is a street in Hampstead.
Ingham Road, NW6 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Kidderpore Avenue, NW3 Kidderpore Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Kidderpore Gardens, NW3 Kidderpore Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Langland Gardens, NW3 Langland Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Lindfield Gardens, NW3 Lindfield Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 Lyncroft Gardens is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Marlborough Mansions, NW6 Marlborough Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Oak Hill Park Mews, NW3 Oak Hill Park Mews first appears on the 1900 map.
Oak Hill Park Mews, NW3 Oak Hill Park Mews is a street in Hampstead.
Oak Hill Park, NW3 Oak Hill Park is a street in Hampstead.
Oak Hill Way, NW3 Oak Hill Way is a street in Hampstead.
Oakhill Avenue, NW3 Oakhill Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Palace Court, NW3 Palace Court is a street in Hampstead.
Parsifal Road, NW6 Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road.
Platt’s Lane, NW3 A farmhouse on the edge of the heath was enlarged by Thomas Platt before 1811 and who gave his name to the lane.
Redington Gardens, NW3 Redington Gardens is the northern extension of Heath Drive in Hampstead.
Redington Road, NW3 Redington Road is a street in Hampstead.
Rose Joan Mews, NW6 Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Spedan Close, NW3 Spedan Close was the site of an innovative council housing scheme.
Studholme Court, NW3 Studholme Court is a street in Hampstead.
Templewood Gardens, NW3 Templewood Gardens is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Weech Road, NW6 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6


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Although early records of Hampstead itself can be found in a grant by King Ethelred the Unready to the monastery of St. Peter's at Westminster (AD 986) and it is referred to in the Domesday Book (1086), the history of Hampstead is generally traced back to the 17th century.

Trustees of the Well started advertising the medicinal qualities of the chalybeate waters (water impregnated with iron) in 1700. Although Hampstead Wells was initially successful, its popularity declined in the 1800s due to competition with other London spas. The spa was demolished in 1882, although a water fountain was left behind.

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