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Fortune Green

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Suburb · Fortune Green · NW6 ·
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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

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THE STREETS OF FORTUNE GREEN
Achilles Road, NW6 Achilles Road is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Ajax Road, NW6 Ajax Road was first developed in 1886.
Aldred Road, NW6 Aldred Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Buckingham Mansions, NW6 Buckingham Mansions is a residential block 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
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 Weech Road is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 Lyncroft Gardens is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Mill Lane, NW6 Mill Lane forms the boundary between Fortune Green and West Hampstead.
Norman Terrace, NW6 Norman Terrace is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Parsifal Road, NW6 Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road.
Rose Joan Mews, NW6 Rose Joan Mews is a small cul-de-sac in Fortune Green, NW6
Ulysses Road, NW6 Ulysses Road is one of a series of streets named after the Trojan War.


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