Schreiber House, NW3

Block in/near Hampstead

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Schreiber House is a block on West Heath 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


James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

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.

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.

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



Added: 31 Mar 2023 15:07 GMT   

BlackJack Playground
Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance was my favourite childhood park.I went to St Mary’s Catholic school, East Row from Nursery all the way through to Year 6 before Secondary School and I was taken here to play most days. There was a centre piece flower bed in the Voysey Garden surrounded by a pond which my classmates and I used to jump over when no one was looking. The Black jack playground was the go to playground for our sports days and my every day shortcut to get close to the half penny steps foot bridge via Kensal Road. There was also a shop where we could buy ice lollies on hot summer days.The Southern Row side of the Park was filled with pebbles which used to be so fun to walk through as a child, I used to walk through the deepness of the pebbles to get to Bosworth Road or east towards Hornimans Adventure Park.


Added: 29 Mar 2023 17:31 GMT   

Auction of the paper stock of Janssen and Roberts
A broadside advertisement reads: "By auction, to be sold on Thursday next being the 16th of this present July, the remainder of the stock in partnership between Janssen and Roberts, at their late dwelling-house in Dean’s Court, the south side of St. Pauls, consisting of Genoa papers according to the particulars underneath." The date in the ESTC record is purely speculative; July 16th was a Thursday in many years during the 18th century; 1750 is only one possibility. Extensive searching has found no other record of the partners or the auction.

Source: ESTC - Search Results

Born here
Added: 27 Mar 2023 18:28 GMT   

Nower Hill, HA5

Added: 26 Mar 2023 14:50 GMT   

Albert Mews
It is not a gargoyle over the entrance arch to Albert Mews, it is a likeness of Prince Albert himself.

Christine D Elliott   
Added: 20 Mar 2023 15:52 GMT   

The Blute Family
My grandparents, Frederick William Blute & Alice Elizabeth Blute nee: Warnham lived at 89 Blockhouse Street Deptford from around 1917.They had six children. 1. Alice Maragret Blute (my mother) 2. Frederick William Blute 3. Charles Adrian Blute 4. Violet Lillian Blute 5. Donald Blute 6. Stanley Vincent Blute (Lived 15 months). I lived there with my family from 1954 (Birth) until 1965 when we were re-housed for regeneration to the area.
I attended Ilderton Road School.
Very happy memories of that time.


Pearl Foster   
Added: 20 Mar 2023 12:22 GMT   

Dukes Place, EC3A
Until his death in 1767, Daniel Nunes de Lara worked from his home in Dukes Street as a Pastry Cook. It was not until much later the street was renamed Dukes Place. Daniel and his family attended the nearby Bevis Marks synagogue for Sephardic Jews. The Ashkenazi Great Synagogue was established in Duke Street, which meant Daniel’s business perfectly situated for his occupation as it allowed him to cater for both congregations.

Dr Paul Flewers   
Added: 9 Mar 2023 18:12 GMT   

Some Brief Notes on Hawthorne Close / Hawthorne Street
My great-grandparents lived in the last house on the south side of Hawthorne Street, no 13, and my grandmother Alice Knopp and her brothers and sisters grew up there. Alice Knopp married Charles Flewers, from nearby Hayling Road, and moved to Richmond, Surrey, where I was born. Leonard Knopp married Esther Gutenberg and lived there until the street was demolished in the mid-1960s, moving on to Tottenham. Uncle Len worked in the fur trade, then ran a pet shop in, I think, the Kingsland Road.

From the back garden, one could see the almshouses in the Balls Pond Road. There was an ink factory at the end of the street, which I recall as rather malodorous.


Added: 7 Mar 2023 17:14 GMT   

Andover Road, N7 (1939 - 1957)
My aunt, Doris nee Curtis (aka Jo) and her husband John Hawkins (aka Jack) ran a small general stores at 92 Andover Road (N7). I have found details in the 1939 register but don’t know how long before that it was opened.He died in 1957. In the 1939 register he is noted as being an ARP warden for Islington warden


Branch Hill Pond Branch Hill Pond which was fed from a spring which was also the main source of the Westbourne.
Heath House Heath House is a Grade II* listed historic mansion on Hampstead Heath.
Whitestone Pond Whitestone Pond is the source of one of London’s lost rivers, the River Westbourne.

Admiral’s Walk, NW3 Admiral’s Walk extends from Hampstead Grove to Lower Terrace.
Beaumont Gardens, NW3 Beaumont Gardens is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Beechworth Close, NW3 Beechworth Close is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Birchwood Drive, NW3 Birchwood Drive is a street in Hampstead.
Bolton House, NW3 Bolton House is a block on Frognal Rise.
Branch Hill House, NW3 Branch Hill House is a block on Spedan Close.
Branch Hill, NW3 Branch Hill is a street in Hampstead.
Burleigh House, NW3 Burleigh House is a block on West Heath Road.
Caroline House, NW3 Caroline House is a building on The Mount.
Cenacle Close, NW3 Cenacle Close is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Coach House, NW3 Coach House is a block on Templewood Avenue.
Conrad Court, NW3 Conrad Court is a block on Redington Gardens.
Croft House, NW3 Croft House is a block on Rosecroft Avenue.
Eden Close, NW3 Eden Close is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Eden House, NW3 Eden House is a building on West Heath Road.
Elm Walk, NW3 Elm Walk is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Ferncroft Avenue, NW3 Ferncroft Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Firecrest Drive, NW3 Firecrest Drive is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Fountain House, NW3 Fountain House is located on Lower Terrace.
Frognal Rise, NW3 Frognal Rise is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Glass House, NW3 Glass House can be found on West Heath Road.
Grange Gardens, NW3 Grange Gardens is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Hampstead Grove, NW3 Hampstead Grove runs parallel to Heath Street and leads south to Holly Bush Hill.
Hawthorne House, NW3 Hawthorne House is sited on Upper Terrace.
Heath Brow, NW3 Heath Brow is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Heath House, NW3 Heath House is a block on Spaniards Road.
Heath Street, NW3 Heath Street is a street in Hampstead.
Heysham House, NW3 Heysham House is a block on Heysham Lane.
Heysham Lane, NW3 Heysham Lane is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Highview House, NW3 Highview House is a block on Upper Terrace.
Hill House, NW3 Hill House is a building on Redington Road.
Hollycroft Avenue, NW3 Hollycroft Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Horizons Court, NW3 Horizons Court is a block on West Heath Road.
Inverforth Close, NW3 Inverforth Close is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Inverforth House, NW3 Inverforth House is sited on North End Way.
Judges Walk House, NW3 Judges Walk House is a block on Branch Hill.
Judges’ Walk, NW3 Judges’ Walk is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Lower Terrace, NW3 Lower Terrace is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Magnolia House, NW3 Magnolia House is a block on Elm Walk.
Mansion Gardens, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Morris House, NW3 Morris House is a block on Elm Walk.
North End Way, NW3 North End Way is the name for the southernmost section of North End Road - running from Hampstead to Golders Green.
Oak Tree House, NW3 Oak Tree House is a block on Redington Gardens.
Oracle Apartments, NW3 Oracle Apartments is a block on West Heath Road.
Platt’s Lane, NW3 A farmhouse on the edge of the heath was enlarged by Thomas Platt before 1811 and who gave his name to the lane.
Redington Gardens, NW3 Redington Gardens is the northern extension of Heath Drive in Hampstead.
Redington Road, NW3 Redington Road is a street in Hampstead.
Rosecroft Avenue, NW3 Rosecroft Avenue is a street in Hampstead.
Savoy Court, NW3 Savoy Court is a block on Firecrest Drive.
Spedan Close, NW3 Spedan Close was the site of an innovative council housing scheme.
Telegraph Hill, NW3 Telegraph Hill is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Templewood Avenue, NW3 Templewood Avenue is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Templewood Gardens, NW3 Templewood Gardens is a road in the NW3 postcode area
The Garden House, NW3 The Garden House is a block on Rosecroft Avenue.
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.
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
Volta House, NW3 Volta House is located on Windmill Hill.
West Heath Avenue, NW3 West Heath Avenue is a road in the NW3 postcode area
West Heath Close, NW3 West Heath Close is a road in the NW3 postcode area
West Heath Road, NW3 West Heath Road is a street in Hampstead.
Westover Hill, NW3 Westover Hill is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Whitestone House, NW3 Whitestone House is a block on Whitestone Lane.
Windmill Hill House, NW3 Windmill Hill House is located on Hampstead Grove.
Windmill Hill, NW3 Windmill Hill is a street in Hampstead.

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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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The Old Bull and Bush
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Victorian house under construction
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Whitestone Pond (1900s)
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Holly Walk, NW3
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North End Road, NW11
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The Old Bull and Bush
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Whitestone Pond (1900s)
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Branch Hill Pond
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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.

Holly Walk, NW3
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Spedan Close
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Bracknell Way

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