Rotherwick Road, NW11

Road in/near Golders Green, existing between 1912 and now

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Rotherwick Road, like Corringham Road, links Golders Green with Hampstead Garden Suburb.

It was appreciated that the new Northern Line would be an important transport hub for the Suburb. A station had been planned for a site at the top of Hampstead Way close to the old weather boarded farmhouse of Wyldes. This prospect caused angst to resident Henrietta Barnett, fearing bland suburbanisation - so much so that the idea for Hampstead Garden Suburb was born. When Golders Green became the only station, designer of the Suburb, Raymond Unwin made it a high priority to build up the approach from it.

Rotherwick Road is entered from Finchley Road by the first of Unwin’s ’gates’: four large houses, three on one side and one on the other in an intricate dog-legged plan, so that the Finchley Road street frontage is dramatically set back.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Lived here
Cassandra Green   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 14:34 GMT   

Rudall Crescent, NW3 (- 1999)
I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

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Lived here
   
Added: 10 Dec 2020 23:51 GMT   

Wellgarth Road, NW11
I lived at 15 Wellgarth Road with my parents and family from 1956 until I left home in the 70s and continued to visit my mother there until she moved in the early 80s. On the first day we moved in we kids raced around the garden and immediately discovered an air raid shelter that ran right underneath the house which I assume was added in the run-up to WW2. There was a basement room with its own entrance off the garden and right opposite where the air raid shelter emerged. In no time at all up high near the ceiling of this room, we discovered a door which, while we were little enough, we could enter by standing on some item of furniture, haul ourselves in and hide from the grownups. That room was soundproof enough for us kids to make a racket if we wanted to. But not too loud if my dad was playing billiards in the amazing wood-panelled room immediately above. We had no idea that we were living in such an historical building. To us it was just fun - and home!

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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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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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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Golders Green crossroads Golders Green crossroads was formed when the new Finchley Road crossed North End Road in the 1830s.
Golders Green, looking south (1905) This photo from the London Transport Collection shows Golders Green crossroads looking south in 1905. While this predates the arrival of the Hampstead Tube (Northern Line) by a couple of years’ land speculation is already taking place.
Heruka Buddhist Centre Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) is the main New Kadampa Tradition Buddhist Centre for north & central London.
Looking towards Temple Fortune (1905) This image shows the arrival of street lamps on the hill leading up to Temple Fortune from Golders Green.

NEARBY STREETS
Accommodation Road, NW11 The oddly-named Accommodation Road is a service road in Golders Green.
Beechcroft Avenue, NW11 Beechcroft Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Britten Close, NW11 Britten Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Broadwalk Lane, NW11 Broadwalk Lane is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Chandos Way, NW11 Chandos Way runs off of Wellgarth Road and Britten Close, in turn, runs off Chandos Way.
Corringham Court, NW11 Corringham Court is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Corringham Road, NW11 Corringham Road is a manifestation of designer Raymond Unwin’s later ’Georgian’ phase.
Corringway, NW11 This is a street within the NW11 postcode.
Elmcroft Avenue, NW11 Elmcroft Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Finchley Road, NW11 Finchley Road was one of the major improvement roads of the 1820s.
Forres Gardens, NW11 Forres Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Golders Green Crescent, NW11 Golders Green Crescent is a street in Golders Green.
Golders Way, NW11 Golders Way 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.
Hanstead Garden, NW11 Hanstead Garden is a street in Golders Green.
Heath Close, NW11 Heath Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Heathview Court, NW11 Heathview Court is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Hoop Lane, NW11 Hoop Lane was originally called Wheel Lane.
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
Meadway Gate, NW11 Meadway Gate is a street in Golders Green.
Middleton Road, NW11 Middleton Road is a street in Golders Green.
North End Road, NW11 North End Road ultimately links Hampstead with Hendon.
Ravenscroft Avenue, NW11 Ravenscroft Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Reynolds Close, NW11 Reynolds Close lies off of Hampstead Way.
Ridgeway, NW11 Ridgeway is a location in London.
Rodborough Road, NW11 Rodborough Road is a street in Golders Green.
St Alban’s Lane, NW11 St Alban’s Lane runs behind St Alban’s Church, Golders Green.
St Albans Close, NW11 St Albans Close is a small cul-de-sac serving St Albans Church.
St Andrew’s Road, NW11 St Andrew’s Road connects Templars Avenue and Wentworth Road.
St Edward’s Close, NW11 St Edward’s Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
St John’s Road, NW11 St John’s Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Station Forecourt, NW11 Station Forecourt is a street in Golders Green.
Templars Avenue, NW11 Templars Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Turner Drive, NW11 Turner Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Wellgarth Road, NW11 Wellgarth Road connects North End Road with the Hampstead Heath Extension.
West Heath Court, NW11 West Heath Court is a block in Golders Green.
Wild Hatch, NW11 Wild Hatch is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Woodstock Road, NW11 Woodstock Road is named after Woodstock House which used to be a large house in Golders Green.


Golders Green

Golders Green was a rural hamlet at the crossroads of Finchley Road and North End Road until the arrival of the tube in 1907.

Golders Green station was opened by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR, now part of the Northern Line) on 22 June 1907. It was one of the railway's two northern terminals (the other being at Archway) and was also the site of the railway's depot.

Before World War I plans were made to extend the CCE&HR north from Golders Green to Hendon and Edgware to open up new areas of the Middlesex countryside to development and to create a source of new passengers. The war postponed the construction of the extension and work did not begin until 12 June 1922. The first section of the extension, as far as Hendon Central opened on 19 November 1923.


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Golders Green crossroads
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North End Road, NW11
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Golders Green crossroads
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View towards Central Square
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North End Road, NW11
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Golders Green crossroads pictured before the arrival of the tube station in the early 1900s
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South Square
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