Huson Close, NW3

Road in/near Belsize Park

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Huson Close, NW3

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Huson Close 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.
Winchester Hotel Winchester Hotel was situated at 21a Winchester Road, NW3

NEARBY STREETS
Adamson Road, NW3 Adamson Road is named after either a contractor or architect to Eton College.
Adelaide Road, NW3 Adelaide Road was begun in 1837 as William IV’s reign drew to a close.
Antrim Mansions, NW3 Antrim Mansions is a street in Hampstead.
Avenue Road, NW3 Avenue Road dates from 1829.
Belsize Park Gardens, NW3 Belsize Park Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Boydell Court, NW8 Boydell Court is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Briary Close, NW3 Briary Close 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, SW10 Central Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Chalcot Gardens, NW3 Chalcot Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
College Crescent, NW3 College Crescent was built by the Eyre family.
Conybeare, NW3 Conybeare is a street in Hampstead.
Crossfield Road, NW3 Crossfield Road is a street in Hampstead.
Elizabeth Mews, NW3 Elizabeth Mews is a street in Hampstead.
Elliott Square, NW3 Elliott Square is a street in Hampstead.
Elsworthy Road, NW3 Elsworthy Road is a street in Hampstead.
Elsworthy Road, NW8 Elsworthy Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Elsworthy Terrace, NW3 Elsworthy Terrace is a road in the NW3 postcode area
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.
Fellows Road, NW3 Fellows Road is a street in Hampstead.
Harley Road, NW3 Harley Road is a street in Hampstead.
Hawtrey Road, NW3 Hawtrey Road is a street in Hampstead.
Hornby Close, NW3 Hornby Close is a street in Hampstead.
King Henry’s Road, NW3 King Henry’s Road is a road in the NW3 postcode area
King Henry’s Road, NW3 King Henry’s Road is a street in Hampstead.
King?s College Road, NW3 King?s College 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.
Lower Merton Rise, NW3 Lower Merton Rise is a street in Hampstead.
Meadowbank, NW3 Meadowbank, blocks of flats on a street of the same name, were created as part of the Whitton council estate in 1970/71.
Middle Field, NW8 Middle Field is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Northways Parade, NW3 Northways Parade replaced New College which was mainly located in College Crescent
Oppidans Mews, NW3 Oppidans Mews was the very road to be laid out in the original development of the area.
Oppidans Road, NW3 Oppidans Road was built by George Pownall in 1868.
Primrose Gardens, NW3 Primrose Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Primrose Hill Road, NW3 Primrose Hill Road is a street in Hampstead.
Quickswood, NW3 Quickswood is a street in Hampstead.
Regency Parade, NW3 Regency Parade is a street in Hampstead.
St John’s Wood Park, NW8 St John’s Wood Park is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Stanbury Court, NW3 Stanbury Court is a street in Hampstead.
Strathray Gardens, NW3 Strathray Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Tobin Close, NW3 Tobin Close is a street in Hampstead.
Wadham Gardens, NW3 Wadham Gardens is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Winchester Road, NW3 Winchester Road is named after the first Provost of Eton, William Waynflete Bishop of Winchester.


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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College Crescent
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