Wellgarth Road, NW11

Road in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existing between 1914 and now

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Wellgarth Road, NW11

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Wellgarth Road connects North End Road with the Hampstead Heath Extension.

Sir Raymond Unwin was a mining engineer turned architect who turned Dame Henrietta Barnett’s vision for Hampstead Garden Suburb into reality.

Wellgarth Road was designed as one of Unwin’s large-scale formal approaches to the Heath Extension.

Towards the Heath it was intended to build two pairs of grand houses designed by Parker and Unwin’s friend, Edgar Wood, the pioneer of the flat roof. Evidently there was no one courageous enough to build these Wood designs, and in their place there is a much safer mixture of individual houses.

Of the houses along Wellgarth Road, Threeways (19 Wellgarth Road) is of neo-Georgian design by C Cowles-Voysey.

Number 17, with its lively bay windows, is probably by T Phillips Figgis. Numbers 9 and 15 are excellent houses of the mid-twenties in the Parker and Unwin dark brick style designed in Soutar’s office by his chief assistant Paul Badcock. Parker and Unwin themselves designed in 1914 the splendid red brick house, number 16, flanking diagonally the entrance to Wellgarth Road. Numbers 12-14 are in a style close to early Lutyens, with a series of hipped gables.

The dominant building in Wellgarth Road used to be the Wellgarth Nursery Training College and for a time a Youth Hostel, a remarkable building in Parker and Unwin’s dark brick style, officially by a little-known firm, Lovegrove and Papworth, who had designed many warehouses in Hoxton, where the college had its previous site. It was built in 1915, the year that Papworth, the last of a famous architectural family, left for the War; it is more than likely that the design was handed over to someone in Parker and Unwin’s office, probably Arthur Penty, an idealistic Christian Socialist who is said to have been responsible for the shops at Temple Fortune.

Wellgarth Road does not have its intended "gate" to North End Road; instead there is the diminutive and extremely pretty cottage (number 1), designed for himself in 1930 by Frederick MacManus. There were two gate posts of which one was removed when Number 1 was built.


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NEARBY STREETS
Britten Close, NW11 Britten Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Carlton Close, NW3 Carlton Close is a road in the NW3 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
Corringway, NW11 This is a street within the NW11 postcode.
Fairway Close, NW11 Fairway Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Golders Park Close, NW11 Golders Park Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Heath Close, NW11 Heath Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Heathview Court, SW19 Heathview Court is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Ingram Avenue, NW11 Ingram Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Morland Close, NW11 Morland Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Mountview Close, NW11 Mountview Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
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North End Road, NW11 North End Road ultimately links Hampstead with Hendon.
North End, NW3 North End is a street in Hampstead.
Park Avenue, NW11 Park Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
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Romney Close, NW11 Romney Close is a road in the NW11 postcode area
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Sandy Road, NW11 Sandy Road is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Sandy Road, NW3 Sandy Road is a road in the NW3 postcode area
St Albans Close, NW11 St Albans Close is a small cul-de-sac serving St Albans Church.
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The Park, NW11 The Park is a road in the NW11 postcode area
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West Heath Avenue, NW11 West Heath Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
West Heath Court, NW11 West Heath Court is a street in Golders Green.
West Heath Drive, NW11 West Heath Drive is a street in Golders Green.
Wildwood Grove, NW3 Wildwood Grove was a terraced row begun in the 1860s.
Wildwood Rise, NW11 Wildwood Rise is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Wildwood Road, NW11 Wildwood Road skirts around the Hampstead Heath Extension in an arc.
Wyldes Close, NW3 Wyldes Close is a road in the NW3 postcode area


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
Saint Alban's church
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Golders Green Hippodrome
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The Old Bull and Bush
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North End Road, NW11
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