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Fortune Green

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2015

Fortune Green was originally part of the district of Hampstead but became physically separated from it by the building of the new turnpike road (now Finchley Road) in the 1830s.

The name of Fortune Green is derived from foran-tune meaning in front of the tun, probably an inn in the area.

Originally Fortune Green was a patch of manorial waste, now in the north of the ward, where local residents had the right to graze animals, dig turf and play sports. The Green dwindled considerably in the 19th century when the lord of the manor granted enclosure rights for about a third of the area.

Lying on the south-west side of the Finchley Road, Hampstead town council decided to build its overflow cemetery here in the 1840s.

The arrival of the Midland Railway in 1871 brought rapid development and many large houses were demolished in favour of higher density buildings. Victorian residential buildings display considerable variety in their design and detail and there are a number of large distinctive red brick mansion blocks, most of which have remained unaltered.


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Flats, Fortune Green Road

Flats, Fortune Green Road

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Avenue Farm Cowhouse Farm was linked to Hodford Farm in Golders Green for a long period. As Cricklewood suburbanised, the farm became surrounded by housing.
Beckford’s Estate Beckfords, belonging to the family of the same name, consisted of 15 acres north of Mill Lane and west of Fortune Green Lane.
Cedars A local West Hampstead builder, Thomas Potter, constructed Cedars in 1878.
Cholmley Lodge Cholmley Lodge, a two storeyed stuccoed house, was built in 1813.
Cock and Hoop The Cock and Hoop Inn was standing on the corner of West End Lane and Fortune Green Road by 1723.
Flitcroft Flitcroft was a 50 acre estate at Fortune Green and West End, named after its owner in the 18th century.
Fortune Green Fortune Green was originally part of the district of Hampstead but became physically separated from it by the building of the new turnpike road (now Finchley Road) in the 1830s.
Fortune Green Fortune Green lies to the north of the ancient village of West End.
Hackney College The Village Itinerancy Society, a Congregationalist college, was transformed into Hackney Theological Seminary.
Hillfield By 1644 Hillfield was already mentioned in parish records.
Mill Lane, looking east (1900s) Mill Lane is one of the major thoroughfares of West Hampstead.
National School A National School was established in West End during 1844.
New West End New West End was created in the 1840s on the Finchley Road.
The Black Lion The Old Black Lion was established in 1751 as a beer house.
Thorplands Thorplands was an estate south of Mill Lane.
Woodbine Cottage Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.

THE STREETS OF FORTUNE GREEN
Achilles Road, NW6 Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Agamemnon Road, NW6 Agamemnon Road runs from Ajax Road to Hillfield Road.
Ajax Road, NW6 Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.
Aldred Road, NW6 Aldred Road was named after Aldred, Archbishop of York.
Avenue Mansions, NW3 Avenue Mansions is a street in Hampstead.
Berridge Mews, NW6 Berridge Mews is in Fortune Green, NW6
Burrard Road, NW6 Burrard Road runs north from Fortune Green Road.
Cannon Hill, NW6 Cannon Hill is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Cholmley Gardens, NW6 Cholmley Gardens is an unofficial road off of Mill Lane, Fortune Green, NW6
Cottonwood Close, BR6 Cottonwood Close is a location in London.
Dillmount Drive, KT12 Dillmount Drive is a location in London.
Fortune Green Road, NW6 Fortune Green Road is the main road running through Fortune Green, NW6
Gondar Gardens, NW6 Gondar Gardens is the westernmost street in Fortune Green, NW6
Hillfield Road, NW6 Hillfield Road is named for an old West Hampstead agricultural estate.
Ingham Road, NW6 Ingham Road is a street in Hampstead.
Marlborough Mansions, NW6 Marlborough Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Norman Terrace, NW6 Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Orestes Mews, NW6 Orestes Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Parsifal Road, NW6 Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road.
Queens Road, CM14 Queens Road is a location in London.
Rose Joan Mews, NW6 Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
The Octagon 527a, NW3 The Octagon 527a is a location in London.
Ulysses Road, NW6 Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War.
Wainwright Avenue, CM13 Wainwright Avenue is a location in London.
Weech Road, NW6 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Weston Close, KT15 Weston Close is a location in London.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Wet Fish Cafe
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The Alice House
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The Black Lion (early 1900s)
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Victorian art work
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Fortune Green
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Eustace Hamilton Miles
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Billy Fury Way
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Bracknell Way
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In the neighbourhood...

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Wet Fish Cafe
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The Alice House
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The Black Lion (early 1900s)
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Victorian art work
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Fortune Green
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Eustace Hamilton Miles
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Parsifal Road, NW6 was approved in 1883. Between 1890 and 1897, thirteen large detached and semi-detached houses were built in the road in a distinctive Hampstead fin-de-siècle style.
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Houses in Dennington Park Road
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Narcissus Road, an album by The Hours.
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Sumatra Road, West Hampstead. Houses opposite Kingdon Road.
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