Elephant Field

Agricultural land in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existing until 1912

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Elephant Field

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Agricultural land · Hampstead Garden Suburb · ·
December
30
2013

The grazing elephants of Hampstead Garden Suburb...

One of the last occupiers of nearby Park Farm was the circus proprietor Lord George Sanger, who retired there in 1904, and was notoriously murdered by a farm hand in 1911. His descendants continued the circus in operation until the 1960s.

When the circus was not touring, Sanger would put his elephants out of pasture in what would become, in a few years, Hampstead Garden Suburb.

An elderly former resident of Denman Drive - constructed in 1908 on what was once Westminster Abbey’s land - used to recall ‘elephants grazing’ in the field between Big Wood and Little Wood, before Denman Drive North and Denman Drive South - constructed in 1912 on what was once the Bishop’s land - were completed.


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NEARBY STREETS
Addison Way, NW11 Addison Way is the northernmost road in the Temple Fortune section of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Arcade House, NW11 Residential block
Asmuns Hill, NW11 Asmuns Hill is a street in Golders Green.
Asmuns Place, NW11 In 1908, two hundred and seventy houses went up in Asmuns Place.
Beaufort Drive, NW11 Beaufort Drive is a location in London.
Brookland Close, NW11 Brookland Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Brookland Hill, NW11 Brookland Hill is a street in Golders Green.
Brookland Rise, NW11 Brookland Rise is a street in Golders Green.
Brunner Close, NW11 Brunner Close is a location in London.
Chatham Close, NW11 Chatham Close is a street in Golders Green.
Cinderella Path, NW11 Cinderella Path is a street in Golders Green.
Coleridge Walk, NW11 Coleridge Walk is a cul-de-sac designed by Herbert Welch in 1911.
Connaught Drive, NW11 Connaught Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Creswick Walk, NW11 Creswick Walk is a 1911 cul-de-sac designed by G.L. Sutcliffe - his first in the Suburb.
Denman Drive North, NW11 Denman Drive North is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Denman Drive South, NW11 Denman Drive South is a street in Golders Green.
Denman Drive, NW11 Denman Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Dorchester Gardens, NW11 Dorchester Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Eastholm, NW11 Eastholm is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Erskine Hill, NW11 Erskine Hill is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Falloden Way, NW11 Falloden Way is the main road through the area.
Farm Walk, NW11 Farm Walk is a street in Golders Green.
Gloucester Drive, NW11 Gloucester Drive is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hill Close, NW11 Hill Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hill Top, NW11 Hill Top is a street in Golders Green.
Hill Top, NW11 Hill Top is a road in the N2 postcode area
Hogarth Hill, NW11 Hogarth Hill is a steep road connecting Willifield Way and Addison Way.
Homesfield, NW11 Homesfield is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Hutchings Walk, NW11 Hutchings Walk is a street in Golders Green.
Middleway, NW11 Middleway is a street in Golders Green.
Midholm Close, NW11 Midholm Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Midholm Close, NW11 Midholm Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Midholm, NW11 Midholm is a road in the NW11 postcode area
North Square, NW11 North Square is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Northway, NW11 Northway is a street in Golders Green.
Oakwood Road, NW11 Oakwood Road is a street in Golders Green.
Southway, NW11 Southway is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Sutcliffe Close, NW11 Sutcliffe Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 Temple Fortune Hill is a road in the NW11 postcode area
The Market Place, NW11 The Market Place is a street in Golders Green.
The Orchard, NW11 57 flats were built in The Orchard in 1909, one of the earliest roads of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Thornton Way, NW11 Thornton Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Westholm, NW11 Westholm is a street in Golders Green.
Willifield Way, NW11 Willifield Way, started in 1911, contains cottages built by Parker and Unwin.
Woodside, NW11 Woodside is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Wordsworth Walk, NW11 Wordsworth Walk was built between 1910 and 1911 by Herbert Welch, then aged twenty-seven.


Hampstead Garden Suburb

Hampstead Garden Suburb is a suburb, north of Hampstead, west of Highgate, and east of Golders Green. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning located in the London Borough of Barnet in northwest London.

The master plan was prepared by Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Henly’s Corner garage
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In the neighbourhood...

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View towards Central Square
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South Square
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