Fairway House, N2

Block in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb .

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Fairway House is located on Winnington Road.

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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.

Lived here
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   


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!

Born here
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia



Added: 10 Nov 2023 09:42 GMT   

Brecknock Road Pleating Company
My great grandparents ran the Brecknock Road pleating Company around 1910 to 1920 and my Grandmother worked there as a pleater until she was 16. I should like to know more about this. I know they had a beautiful Victorian house in Islington as I have photos of it & of them in their garden.

Source: Family history

Added: 6 Nov 2023 16:59 GMT   

Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.

Source: Squirrels Lane. Buckhurst Hill, Essex. IG9. I want some action ,now, not Excuses.MK.


Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT   

Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.


Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT   

Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!

Phillip Martin   
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT   

16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.

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Christine Bithrey   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT   

The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880

If anyone has any answers please email me [email protected]

Chris hutchison   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 03:04 GMT   

35 broadhurst gardens.
35 Broadhurst gardens was owned by famous opera singer Mr Herman “Simmy”Simberg. He had transformed it into a film and recording complex.
There was a film and animation studio on the ground floor. The recording facilities were on the next two floors.
I arrived in London from Australia in 1966 and worked in the studio as the tea boy and trainee recording engineer from Christmas 1966 for one year. The facility was leased by an American advertising company called Moreno Films. Mr Simbergs company Vox Humana used the studio for their own projects as well. I worked for both of them. I was so lucky. The manager was another wonderful gentleman called Jack Price who went on to create numerous songs for many famous singers of the day and also assisted the careers of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. “Simmy” let me live in the bedsit,upper right hand window. Jack was also busy with projects with The Troggs,Bill Wyman,Peter Frampton. We did some great sessions with Manfred Mann and Alan Price. The Cream did some demos but that was before my time. We did lots of voice over work. Warren Mitchell and Ronnie Corbett were favourites. I went back in 1978 and “Simmy “ had removed all of the studio and it was now his home. His lounge room was still our studio in my minds eye!!

Sue L   
Added: 13 Oct 2023 17:21 GMT   

Duffield Street, Battersea
I’ve been looking for ages for a photo of Duffield Street without any luck.
My mother and grandfather lived there during the war. It was the first property he was able to buy but sadly after only a few months they were bombed out. My mother told the story that one night they were aware of a train stopping above them in the embankment. It was full of soldiers who threw out cigarettes and sweets at about four in the morning. They were returning from Dunkirk though of course my mother had no idea at the time. I have heard the same story from a different source too.


Bishop’s Wood Together with Winnington Road, Ingram Avenue and the reknowned Bishop’s Avenue, the wood was named after Arthur Winnington-Ingram, who as Bishop of London owned much of the surrounding area following a land grant in 704 AD.

Abington House, NW11 Abington House is a building on Emmott Close.
Alfred House, N2 Alfred House is a block on Winnington Road.
Arden Court Gardens, N2 Arden Court Gardens is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
Barons Court, N2 Barons Court is a block on The Bishops Avenue.
Beaufort House, NW11 Beaufort House is a block on Emmott Close.
Bishop’s Grove, N2 Bishop’s Grove, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Bishops Park, N2 Bishops Park, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Brampton House, N2 Brampton House is a block on Byron Drive.
Bunkers Hill, NW11 Bunkers Hill, was planned as part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Byron Drive, N2 Byron Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Byron House, N2 Byron House is located on The Bishops Avenue.
Canons Close, N2 Canons Close, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Carpenter House, NW11 Carpenter House is a block on Emmott Close.
Chorleywood House, N2 Chorleywood House is located on Winnington Road.
Compton House, N2 Compton House is a block on Winnington Road.
Cosway House, NW11 Cosway House is a block on Emmott Close.
Courtenay Avenue, N6 Courtenay Avenue is a road in the N6 postcode area
Dane Court, N2 Dane Court is a block on The Bishops Avenue.
Danewood Drive, N2 Danewood Drive, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Diakyna House, N2 Diakyna House is a block on Winnington Road.
Ebony Court, N2 Ebony Court is a block on The Bishops Avenue.
Eliot House, N2 Eliot House is a block on Canons Close.
Emmott Close, NW11 The Emmott Close flats were ’aimed at working women’.
Fairway Close, NW11 Fairway Close lies within the NW11 postal area
Gainsborough House, N2 Gainsborough House is a block on Winnington Road.
George Lane, N2 George Lane ran from Hampstead Lane to East End Road.
Granville House, NW11 Granville House is a block on Ingram Avenue.
Green Close, NW11 Green Close lies within the NW11 postal area
Hazel Court, N2 Hazel Court is a block on The Bishops Avenue.
Heron House, N2 Heron House can be found on Winnington Road.
Ilchester House, N2 Ilchester House is a block on Winnington Road.
Ilkley House, N2 Ilkley House is located on The Bishops Avenue.
Ingram Avenue, NW11 Ingram Avenue is a later road of Hampstead Garden Surburb.
Ingram House, NW11 Ingram House is located on Ingram Avenue.
Jersey House, N2 Jersey House is a block on The Bishops Avenue.
Kingsley House, NW11 Kingsley House is a block on Emmott Close.
Kingston House, N2 Kingston House is a building on Winnington Road.
Kwacha House, N2 Kwacha House is a block on Winnington Road.
Maple Court, N2 Maple Court is a building on Bishop’s Grove.
Neville Drive, N2 Neville Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Neville Drive, N2 Neville Drive is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
President House, N2 President House is a block on Winnington Road.
Raeburn Close, NW11 Raeburn Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Reddington House, N2 Reddington House can be found on Winnington Road.
Ridge House, N2 Ridge House is a block on Winnington Road.
Risinghurst House, N2 Risinghurst House is a block on Winnington Road.
Sequoia / Ossulton House, N2 Sequoia / Ossulton House is a building on Winnington Road.
Spaniards Close, NW11 Spaniards Close is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Spaniards Court, NW11 Spaniards Court is a building on Ingram Avenue.
Stanhope House, N2 Stanhope House is a block on Winnington Road.
Stowe House, NW11 Stowe House is sited on Emmott Close.
Turners Wood, NW11 Turner’s Wood, built in 1916, was the final road of the original Hampstead Garden Suburb before the First World War brought work to an end.
Vipram House, N2 Vipram House is located on The Bishops Avenue.
Wells House, N2 Wells House is a block on Canons Close.
Westwood House, N2 Westwood House is a block on Winnington Road.
White Lodge Close, N2 White Lodge Close is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Wildwood Road, NW11 Wildwood Road skirts around the Hampstead Heath Extension in an arc.
Winnington Close, N2 Winnington Close, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb


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Hampstead Garden Suburb

Hampstead Garden Suburb is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning and is located in the London Borough of Barnet.

Hampstead Garden Suburb is a residential area positioned between Hampstead, Highgate and Golders Green. It is known for its connections to intellectual, artistic and literary circles.

The suburb was established by Henrietta Barnett, who, with her husband Samuel, had previously initiated the Whitechapel Art Gallery and Toynbee Hall. In 1906, Barnett established the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust Ltd. The trust bought 243 acres of land from Eton College and appointed Raymond Unwin as its architect. The project had several goals:

- It aimed to accommodate people of various income levels and social classes.
- It prioritised lower housing density.
- Wide, tree-lined roads were a design feature.
- Houses were separated by hedges, not walls.
- Public gardens and green spaces were meant to be open to everyone.
- The suburb was envisioned as a peaceful place without the disturbance of church bells.

To realise these ambitions, a private bill was needed in Parliament, as it conflicted with local regulations. The Hampstead Garden Suburb Act 1906 allowed for a layout with fewer roads and more garden spaces. The project’s principles were influenced by the planning and development of Letchworth Garden City - the first of its kind - inspired by the ideas of Ebenezer Howard.

Apart from the garden cities, the suburb didn’t include industrial areas, pubs, or many shops or services, and it didn’t attempt to be self-contained. In the 1930s, the suburb expanded to the north of the A1, adding housing with distinct character but sometimes considered less architecturally significant.

Central Square is a central location with notable landmarks. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and houses two large churches: St. Jude’s Church and The Free Church, along with a Quaker Meeting House. The suburb also has two mixed state primary schools, Garden Suburb and Brookland, and a state girls’ grammar school, Henrietta Barnett School. In the past, it hosted The Institute, an adult education centre, which has since relocated and is currently closing down.

Market Place is the local shopping area, with other shopping options nearby in Temple Fortune, Golders Green, and East Finchley. Little Wood, situated in the suburb, contains an open-air arena used for summer theatre performances by a local amateur theater group.

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Bute Mews
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The Spaniards Inn, Hampstead Lane From "Old and New London: Volume 5" (1878)
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The Bishops Avenue’s name derives from the bishops of London, who owned a large hunting park in the area in the late Middle Ages. The Bishops Avenue, connects the north side of Hampstead Heath at Kenwood (Hampstead Lane) to East Finchley. It is considered to be one of the wealthiest streets in the world. The road is often referred to by its nickname of "Billionaires’ Row".
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Turners Wood
Credit: Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust
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