Rosslyn House

Large house in/near Belsize Park, existed between 1723 and 1909.

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Rosslyn (Roslyn) House, which stood between Wedderburn and Lyndhurst Roads, was one of the last of the famous old Hampstead houses to be destroyed.

Mulys, later called Grove House, Shelford Lodge, and Rosslyn House, was occupied by the Fellows family from c. 1723 to c.1777.

It changed to its final name when it became the property of Alexander Wedderburn, first Earl of Rosslyn, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain in 1793.

He added a large oval room which held the library and disguised the shape of the original house. Rosslyn left in 1803 and in 1808 the house, a newly planted orchard, and 21 acres, were occupied by Robert Milligan (d. 1809), a West India merchant. There were also houses for a gardener and a coachman.

It was noted for its magnificent avenue of Spanish chestnuts said to have been planted in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Elizabethan relics have been found in the vicinity.

Rosslyn House was sold in 1816 to the undertenant and remained in parkland until it was demolished between 1896 and 1909.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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Graham Margetson   
Added: 9 Feb 2021 14:33 GMT   

I lived at 4 Arkwright Road before it was the school
My parents lived at 4 Arkwright Road. Mrs Goodwin actually owned the house and my parents rented rooms from her.


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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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Added: 10 Jun 2024 19:31 GMT   

Toll gate Close
Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?

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Charles Black   
Added: 24 May 2024 12:54 GMT   

Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

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Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

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Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

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Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

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Lancaster Drive, NW3 Lancaster Drive is a street in Hampstead (Belsize Park)
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Lancaster Stables, NW3 Lancaster Stables is a street in Hampstead (Belsize Park)
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Lowlands, NW3 Lowlands is a street in Hampstead (Belsize Park)
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Lyndhurst Road, NW3 Lyndhurst Road is a street in Hampstead (Belsize Park)
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Lyndhurst Terrace, NW3 Lyndhurst Terrace is a street in Hampstead (Belsize Park)
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Martys Yard, NW3
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McCrone Mews, NW3
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Merton Rise, NW3 Merton Rise is a location in London (Belsize Park)
Merton Rise, NW3
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Midland Crescent, NW3
Nutley Terrace, NW3 Nutley Terrace is a street in Hampstead (Belsize Park)
Nutley Terrace, NW3
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Ormonde Court, NW3
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Ornan Road, NW3
Parkhill Road, NW3 Parkhill Road was Park Road until 1897 (Belsize Park)
Parkhill Road, NW3
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Parkhill Walk, NW3
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Perceval Avenue, NW3
Pond Street, NW3 Pond Street is a street in Hampstead (South End Green)
Pond Street, NW3
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Primrose Gardens, NW3
Prince of Wales Road, NW3 Prince of Wales Road is a street in Hampstead (Belsize Park)
Prince of Wales Road, NW3
Princess Mews, NW3 Princess Mews is a mews of Belsize Park (Belsize Park)
Princess Mews, NW3
Provost Road, NW3 Provost Road is a street in Hampstead (Belsize Park)
Provost Road, NW3
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Quickswood, NW3
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Rosslyn Hill, NW3
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Rowland Hill Street, NW3
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Severnake Road, NW3
Southampton Road, NW5 Southampton Road is a street in Kentish Town
Southampton Road, NW5
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Stanbury Court, NW3
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Steele’s Road, NW3
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Steeles Mews South, NW3
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Steele’s Mews South, NW3
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Strathray Gardens, NW3
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Sumpter Close, NW3
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Tasker Road, NW3
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Tobin Close, NW3
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Tower Close, NW3
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Tranley Mews, NW3
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Troyes House, NW3
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Truro Street, NW1
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Tudor Close, NW3
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Walham Court, NW3
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Wandsworth Place, NW3
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Waterhouse Close, NW3
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Wedderburn Road, NW3
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Whitebeam House, NW3
Wood Field, NW3 Wood Field was a post-war development aimed at providing houses for bombed out residents (Belsize Park)
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