Two streams meet

River in/near Hampstead, existing until the 1880s

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Two streams meet

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2015

Somewhere beneath the basement of 16 Frognal, NW3 two tributaries of the River Westbourne meet.

The road called 'Frognal' follows the route of one of main branches of the River Westbourne - this branch being called the 'Kilbourne'.

Downstream it will flow through Kilburn, Bayswater and Knightsbridge - giving each of those places, indirectly, their names.

But up here in the hills of Hampstead, the infant river flows beneath modern residents of 19th century houses.

Below the house with the address of 16 Frognal, the lay the junction where the main Kilbourne stream, flowing downhill beside Frognal, met a smaller tributary which began in a boggy area beneath the future Netherhall Gardens.

This can be seen on the 1870 map where the marker shows the spot.

Further along its course, the Kilbourne will meet the Cannon Stream flowing down from Whitestone Pond and, combined, form the Westbourne.


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Two streams meet

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Finchley Road Finchley Road is on the Jubilee line, between West Hampstead and Swiss Cottage and on the Metropolitan line between Baker Street and Wembley Park.
Frognal Bridge Where Frognal meets the Finchley Road, there is an indiscernible dip...
Hampstead Cricket Club Hampstead Cricket Club moved to its Lymington Road site in 1877.
Hampstead tunnel Hampstead Tunnel, 1166 yards long, was built as part of the Hampstead Junction Railway, and opened on 2 January 1860.
Piecemeal building The infant River Westbourne crossed, what in 1900, was still a boggy field.
River Westbourne The easternmost branch of the River Westbourne rises just south of the centre of Hampstead,
Rosslyn House Rosslyn (Roslyn) House, which stood between Wedderburn and Lyndhurst Roads, was one of the last of the famous old Hampstead houses to be destroyed.
Shepherd’s Well Shepherd’s Well, whose flow was thought to be nearly as pure as distilled water, is the source of the River Tyburn.
The Royal School, Hampstead The Royal School, Hampstead, was an independent girls’ day and boarding school. The school educated girls aged 3-16.
Two streams meet Somewhere beneath the basement of 16 Frognal, NW3 two tributaries of the River Westbourne meet.
University College School University College School, generally known as UCS, is an independent school charity situated in northwest London.

NEARBY STREETS
Akenside Road, NW3 Akenside Road is a street named after a famous local resident.
Alban House, NW3 Residential block
Alvanley Gardens, NW6 Alvanley Gardens was named after a resident of Frognal Hall.
Arkright Road, NW3 Arkright Road is a location in London.
Arkwright Mansions, NW3 Arkwright Mansions is a location in London.
Arkwright Road, NW3 Arkwright Road, NW3 runs from Fitzjohn’s Avenue to Finchley Road.
Arkwtight Road, NW3 Arkwtight Road is a location in London.
Baynes Mews, NW3 Baynes Mews is a mews within the conservation area of Belsize Park.
Belsize Crescent, NW3 Belsize Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Belsize Park Mews, NW3 Belsize Park Mews lies in the Belsize Park Conservation Area.
Beswick Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Billy Fury Way, NW3 Billy Fury Way is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Broadhurst Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 Broadhurst Gardens is in West Hampstead, NW6
Campagne Gardens, NW6 Campagne Gardens is a location in London.
Canfield Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Daleham Gardens, NW3 Daleham Gardens dates from the 1880s.
Daleham Mews, NW3 Daleham Mews is a mews in Belsize Park.
Doulton Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dresden Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Ellerdale Road, NW3 Ellerdale Road was added to the streetscape of Hampstead in 1874.
Finchley Road & Frognal Railway Station, NW3 Finchley Road & Frognal Railway Station is a location in London.
Finchley Road, NW3 Finchley Road is one of north London’s main roads.
Fitzjohn’s Avenue, TW9 Fitzjohn’s Avenue is a location in London.
Fitzjohns Avenue, NW3 Fitzjohns Avenue is a location in London.
Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3 Fitzjohn’s Avenue links Hampstead with Swiss Cottage.
Frognal Close, NW3 Frognal Close is a street in Hampstead.
Frognal Court, NW3 Frognal Court is a street in Hampstead.
Frognal Gardens, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Frognal Lane, NW3 Frognal Lane is a street in Hampstead.
Frognal Parade, NW3 Frognal Parade is a parade of shops lying beyond Finchley Road and Frognal station.
Frognal, NW3 A road called Frognal runs from Church Row in Hampstead downhill to Finchley Road and follows the course of a stream which goes on to form the River Westbourne.
Hampstead Gate, NW3 Hampstead Gate is a street in Hampstead.
Hillside Court, NW3 Hillside Court is a location in London.
Langland Crescent, HA7 Langland Crescent is a location in London.
Langland Gardens, NW3 Langland Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Lindfield Garden, NW3 Lindfield Garden is a location in London.
Lindfield Gardens, NW3 Lindfield Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Lindfields Gardens, NW3 Lindfields Gardens is a location in London.
Linfield Gardens, NW3 Linfield Gardens is a location in London.
Lithos Road, NW3 Lithos Road is a part of the NW3 postal area which lies west of the Finchley Road.
Lyndhurst Road, NW3 Lyndhurst Road is a street in Hampstead.
Lyndhurst Terrace, NW3 Lyndhurst Terrace is a street in Hampstead.
Maresfield Gardens, NW3 Maresfield Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Marsfield Gardens, NW3 Marsfield Gardens is a location in London.
McCrone Mews, NW3 McCrone Mews is a mews - formerly the location of a depot of the London Parcel Delivery Company.
Minton Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Netherall Gardens, NW3 Netherall Gardens is a location in London.
Netherhall Gardens, NW3 Netherhall Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Netherhall Way, NW3 Netherhall Way is a street in Hampstead.
Nutley Terrace, NW3 Nutley Terrace is a street in Hampstead.
O2 Centre, NW3 O2 Centre is a location in London.
Petros Gardens, NW3 Petros Gardens is a location in London.
Prince Arthur Road, NW3 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and son of Queen Victoria opened a home for sailor’s daughters in the area in 1869.
Rosemont Road, NW3 Rosemont Road is a street in Hampstead.
Shepherd’s Path, NW3 Shepherd?s Path is a street in Hampstead.
Shepherds Walk, NW3 Shepherds Walk is a street in Hampstead.
Spode Walk, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
St Johns Court, NW6 St Johns Court is a retail and residential block beside Finchley Road station.
The Gables, NW3 The Gables is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Thurlow Road, NW3 Thurlow Road is a street in Hampstead.
Trinity Walk, NW3 Trinity Walk is a street in Hampstead.
Wedderburn Road, NW3 Wedderburn Road is a street in Hampstead.
Worcester Mews, NW3 Street/road in London NW6
Worcester Mews, NW6 Worcester Mews is a location in London.


Hampstead

Hampstead though now considered an integral part of London, has retained much of its village charm.

Hampstead is on a steep hill and the tube station platforms are the deepest on the London Underground network, at 58.5 metres below ground level. It has the deepest lift shaft on the Underground.

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.

Hampstead started to expand following the opening of the North London Railway in the 1860s (now on the London Overground), and expanded further after the tube station opened in 1907.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Swiss Cottage
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Victorian house under construction
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Meadowland with buttercups and daisies
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Church Row, NW3
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Holly Walk, NW3
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Frognal, NW3
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Billy Fury Way
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Bracknell Way
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College Crescent
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In the neighbourhood...

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Swiss Cottage
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Victorian house under construction
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Meadowland with buttercups and daisies
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Aerial view of Goldhurst Open Space
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At Hampstead Heath station, a Stratford bound Overground train emerges from Hampstead Tunnel - the other end of the tunnel can be seen behind the oncoming train.
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Soldier’s Daughters Home from the "Illustrated London News", June 19, 1858
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Church Row, NW3
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Holly Walk, NW3
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St Johns Court (built 1938)
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Frognal, NW3
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