Well Walk, NW3

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Well Walk is a street in Hampstead.





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Julie   
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

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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.

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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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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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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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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

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
6 Ellerdale Road 6 Ellerdale Road is a house built by the Arts and Crafts movement architect Richard Norman Shaw for himself in the period 1874 to 1876.
An introduction to Hampstead by G.E. Mitton (1902) This text originates from "The Fascination of Hampstead" by Geraldine Edith Mitton (published 1902)
Hampstead Hampstead though now considered an integral part of London, has retained much of its village charm.
Hampstead Heath Hampstead Heath railway station has been part of the London Overground since 11 November 2007.
Hampstead station (1907) Hampstead station pictured at its opening in 1907
Hampstead Town This article first appeared in ’A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington’.
Keats House Keats House is a writer’s house museum in a house once occupied by the Romantic poet John Keats.
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel is a place of worship and a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, the umbrella organisation for British Unitarians.
St John, Hampstead St John-at-Hampstead is a Church of England parish church dedicated to St John the Evangelist.
St Mary’s Church St Mary’s Chapel, now known as St Mary’s Church, is a Grade II* listed Roman Catholic church.
Whitestone Pond Whitestone Pond is the source of one of London’s lost rivers, the River Westbourne.

NEARBY STREETS
Admiral’s Walk, NW3 Admiral’s Walk extends from Hampstead Grove to Lower Terrace.
Albany House, NW3 Albany House is located on Flask Walk.
Back Lane, NW3 Back Lane runs from Heath Street to Flask Walk.
Blue House, NW3 Blue House is a block on Back Lane.
Bolton House, NW3 Bolton House is a block on Frognal Rise.
Cannon Lane, NW3 Cannon Lane is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Cannon Place, NW3 Cannon Place is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Carlingford Road, NW3 Carlingford Road runs between Pilgrim’s Lane and Willoughby Road.
Carnegie House, NW3 Residential block
Caroline House, NW3 Caroline House is a building on The Mount.
Christ Church, NW3 Christ Church is a street in Hampstead.
Christchurch Hill, NW3 Christchurch Hill is a street in Hampstead.
Christchurch Passage, NW3 Christchurch Passage is a location in London.
Church House, NW3 Church House is sited on Cannon Place.
Church Row, NW3 Church Row is a street in Hampstead.
Coach House Yard, NW3 Coach House Yard is a street in Hampstead.
Denning Road, NW3 Denning Road is a street in Hampstead.
Downshire Hill, NW3 Downshire Hill is a street in Hampstead.
East Heath Road, NW3 East Heath Road bounds the western rim of Hampstead Heath.
Elm Row, NW3 Elm Row is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Flask Cottages, NW3 Flask Cottages is a street in Hampstead.
Flask Walk, NW3 Flask Walk was named after the mineral water sold at a tavern here.
Fleet House, NW3 Fleet House is located on Vale of Health.
Foley House, NW3 Foley House is a block on East Heath Road.
Fountain House, NW3 Fountain House is located on Lower Terrace.
Frognal Rise, NW3 Frognal Rise is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Gainsborough Gardens, NW3 Gainsborough Gardens is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Gainsborough House, NW3 Gainsborough House is sited on Frognal Rise.
Gardnor Road, NW3 Gardnor Road is a street in Hampstead.
Gayton Crescent, NW3 Gayton Crescent is a street in Hampstead.
Gayton Road, NW3 Gayton Road is a street in Hampstead.
Grayton Crescent, NW3 Grayton Crescent is a location in London.
Greenhill, NW3 Greenhill is a street in Hampstead.
Grove Place, NW3 Grove Place is a street in Hampstead.
Hampstead Grove, NW3 Hampstead Grove runs parallel to Heath Street and leads south to Holly Bush Hill.
Hampstead High Street, NW3 Hampstead High Street is a street in Hampstead.
Hampstead Square, NW3 Hampstead Square is a street in Hampstead.
Hawthorne House, NW3 Hawthorne House is sited on Upper Terrace.
Heath Hurst Road, NW3 Heath Hurst Road is a street in Hampstead.
Heath Side, NW3 Heath Side is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Heath Street, NW3 Heath Street is a street in Hampstead.
Highview House, NW3 Highview House is a block on Upper Terrace.
Hillsdown House, NW3 Hillsdown House is sited on Hampstead High Street.
Holford Road, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Holly Berry Lane, NW3 Holly Berry Lane is a street in Hampstead.
Holly Bush Hill, NW3 Holly Bush Hill is a location in London.
Holly Bush Vale, NW3 Holly Bush Vale is a street in Hampstead.
Holly Hill, NW3 Holly Hill is a street in Hampstead.
Holly Mount, NW3 Holly Mount is a street in Hampstead.
Holly Walk, NW3 Holly Walk connects Holly Hill with Church Row.
Hollyberry Lane, NW3 Hollyberry Lane is a location in London.
Judges’ Walk, NW3 Judges’ Walk is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Keats Close, NW3 Keats Close lies off Keats Grove.
Keats Grove, NW3 John Keats lived in the road and his house is now a museum.
Kemplay Road, NW3 Kemplay Road is a street in Hampstead.
Klippan House, NW3 Klippan House is a block on Well Walk.
Ladywell Court, NW3 Ladywell Court is a block on East Heath Road.
Lakis Close, NW3 Lakis Close is a street in Hampstead.
Langtry House, NW3 Langtry House is a block on East Heath Road.
Lawn House, NW3 Lawn House is located on Elm Row.
Leighton House, NW3 Leighton House is a block on South End Road.
Lime Avenue, NW3 A named road at its East Heath Road end, Lime Avenue as a pathway stretches across Hampstead Heath.
Lower Terrace, NW3 Lower Terrace is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Manor House, NW3 Manor House is a block on Downshire Hill.
Montrose House, NW3 Montrose House is a block on South End Road.
Mount Vernon House, NW3 Mount Vernon House is located on Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon, NW3 Mount Vernon is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Mulberry Close, NW3 Mulberry Close is a location in London.
New End Square, NW3 New End Square is a street in Hampstead.
New End, NW3 New End is a street in Hampstead.
Northcote House, NW3 Northcote House is a block on Heath Street.
Old Brewery Mews, NW3 Old Brewery Mews is a street in Hampstead.
Oriel Court, NW3 Oriel Court is a street in Hampstead.
Oriel Place, NW3 Oriel Place is a street in Hampstead.
Pavilion Court, NW3 Pavilion Court is a block on Frognal Rise.
Perrin’s Lane, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Perrins Court, NW3 Perrins Court is a street in Hampstead.
Perrins Walk, NW3 Perrins Walk is a street in Hampstead.
Pilgrim’s Lane, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Pilgrim’s Place, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Prince Arthur Mews, NW3 Prince Arthur Mews is a street in Hampstead.
Rosslyn Mews, NW3 Rosslyn Mews is a street in Hampstead.
Rudall Crescent, NW3 Rudall Crescent was laid out by a builder John Culverhouse in 1878.
Russell House, NW3 Russell House is a block on South End Road.
South End Road, NW3 South End Road is a street in Hampstead.
Squire’s Mount, NW3 Squire’s Mount leads south off of East Heath Road.
Squires Mount House, NW3 Squires Mount House is a block on Squire’s Mount.
Streatley Place, NW3 Streatley Place is a street in Hampstead.
The Mount, NW3 The Mount is a road in the NW3 postcode area
The Old Court House, NW3 The Old Court House is a building on North End Way.
The Wells House, NW3 The Wells House is a block on Well Walk.
Tree House, NW3 Tree House is a block on Well Road.
Upper Terrace House, NW3 Upper Terrace House is sited on Upper Terrace.
Upper Terrace, NW3 Upper Terrace is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Vale of Health, NW3 Vale of Health is a road and community on Hampstead Heath.
Vane Close, NW3 Vane Close is a street in Hampstead.
Village Close, NW3 Village Close is a location in London.
Village Mount, NW3 Village Mount is a street in Hampstead.
Vine House, NW3 Vine House is a block on Hampstead Square.
Volta House, NW3 Volta House is located on Windmill Hill.
Well Passage, NW3 Well Passage links Well Road and Well Walk in Hampstead.
Well Road, NW3 Well Road is a street in Hampstead.
Whitestone House, NW3 Whitestone House is a block on Whitestone Lane.
Whitestone Lane, NW3 Whitestone Lane is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Willoughby House, NW3 Willoughby House is a block on Willoughby Road.
Willoughby Road, NW3 Willoughby Road is a street in Hampstead.
Willow Road, NW3 Willow Road is a street in Hampstead.
Windmill Hill House, NW3 Windmill Hill House is located on Hampstead Grove.
Windmill Hill, NW3 Windmill Hill is a street in Hampstead.
Yorkshire Grey Place, NW3 Yorkshire Grey Place is a street in Hampstead.

NEARBY PUBS


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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.


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South End Green
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The Old Bull and Bush
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Royal Free Hospital
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Holly Walk, NW3
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Victorian house under construction
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Soldier’s Daughters Home from the "Illustrated London News", June 19, 1858
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Heath House, Hampstead
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Church Row, NW3 Church Row is an eighteenth-century residential street. Many of the properties are listed on the National Heritage List for England. The writer H. G. Wells bought No. 17 in 1909 and lived there with his wife, Jane. The comedian Peter Cook bought No. 17 for £24,000 in 1965. Cook and Dudley Moore wrote their Pete & Dud routines in the attic.
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Flask Walk, Hampstead (1922)
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Holly Walk, NW3
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Yorkshire Grey Place, NW3
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Church Row, Hampstead. This etching appears as the frontispiece of 'An introduction to Hampstead' by G.E. Mitton, published in 1902.
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Whitestone Pond (1900s)
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Church Row, NW3 Church Row is an eighteenth-century residential street. Many of the properties are listed on the National Heritage List for England. The writer H. G. Wells bought No. 17 in 1909 and lived there with his wife, Jane. The comedian Peter Cook bought No. 17 for £24,000 in 1965. Cook and Dudley Moore wrote their Pete & Dud routines in the attic.
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