George Lane, N2

Road in/near Hampstead Garden Suburb, existed between 1754 and 1911.

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Road · Hampstead Garden Suburb · N2 ·
George Lane ran from Hampstead Lane to East End Road.

In the south part of what was originally the extent of Finchley, there were two lanes in 1754.

Hampstead Lane, which crossed the southern tip of the parish on its way from Highgate to Hampstead, and George Lane, which ran north from Hampstead Lane to Spaniards Farm and thence, by field paths, to East End 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

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



Matthew Proctor   
Added: 7 Dec 2023 17:36 GMT   

Blackheath Grove, SE3
Road was originally known as The Avenue, then became "The Grove" in 1942.

From 1864 there was Blackheath Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on this street until it was destroyed by a V2 in 1944

Added: 4 Dec 2023 07:05 GMT   

Gambia Street, SE1
Gambia Street was previously known as William Street.

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]


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.
Kenwood House Kenwood House, also known as the Iveagh Bequest, is a former stately home situated on the northern border of Hampstead Heath.

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.
Byron House, N2 Byron House is located on The Bishops Avenue.
Canons Close, N2 Canons Close, lies in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Cardale House, NW3 Cardale House can be found on Kenwood Close.
Compton Avenue, N6 Compton Avenue is a gated road dating from the 1920s.
Compton House, N2 Compton House is a block on Winnington Road.
Compton House, N6 Compton House is a block on Compton Avenue.
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.
Eliot House, N2 Eliot House is a block on Canons Close.
Fairway House, N2 Fairway House is located on Winnington Road.
Gainsborough House, N2 Gainsborough House is a block on Winnington Road.
Granville House, NW11 Granville House is a block on Ingram Avenue.
Hampstead Lane, N6 Hampstead Lane runs east from Hampstead itself and into Highgate.
Hampstead Lane, NW3 Hampstead Lane connects Jack Straw’s Castle with Highgate.
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.
Kenwood Close, NW3 Kenwood Close is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Kenwood House, NW3 Kenwood House is a block on Kenwood Close.
Kingston House, N2 Kingston House is a building on Winnington Road.
Kwacha House, N2 Kwacha House is a block on Winnington Road.
President House, N2 President House is a block on Winnington Road.
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 so-named as it is located behind the Spaniards pub.
Spaniards Court, NW11 Spaniards Court is a building on Ingram Avenue.
Spaniards End, NW3 Spaniards End lies behind the eponymous inn.
Stanhope House, N2 Stanhope House is a block on Winnington Road.
The Red House, N6 The Red House is a building on Compton Avenue.
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.
Wells House, N2 Wells House is a block on Canons Close.
West Hill House, N6 Residential block
White Lodge Close, N2 White Lodge Close is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Wildwood Rise, NW11 Wildwood Rise is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Winnington House, N2 Winnington House is a block on Winnington Road.


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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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Kenwood House (2023)
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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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