Category: Hampstead

South Hill Park, NW3

South Hill Park is a road on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

Holly Walk, NW3

Holly Walk connects Holly Hill with Church Row.

Heath House

Heath House is a Grade II* listed historic mansion on Hampstead Heath.

Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3

Fitzjohn’s Avenue links Hampstead with Swiss Cottage.

Hampstead Manors

A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington By T F T Baker, Diane K Bolton and Patricia E C Croot/ Edited by C R Elrington. These two parishes lay in the Holborn division of Ossulstone hundred, and before their inclusion in Greater London the parishes embraced the metropolitan borough of Hampstead …

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Pitt House

From “Hampstead, its historic houses, its literary and artistic associations” Anna Maxwell (1912) Pitt House, known in the eighteenth century as Wildwoods and North End Place, has now attained its due name of honour, for here once lived the great statesman. It was during the retirement of the first Earl of Chatham, from 1766 to …

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Featured streets are gleaned from the various Conservation Area guides issued by the London Borough of Camden. ABBEY ROAD (1824) Abbey Road at the northeast of the St John’s Wood West area was laid out in 1824 along an earlier medieval track. ABERDARE GARDENS (1893) The last road to be developed in the area was …

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The Bull and Bush

In the hamlet of North End stands the ” Bull and Bush ” Inn, the supposed date of which is 1645. For many years a farmhouse, it afterwards became the private residence of Hogarth, an interesting memorial of whom is the ring of aged yew-trees which are said to have been planted by the painter …

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South Hampstead

CITATIONS First mention should go to Gillian Bebbington and her London street name histories.

Maxwell’s Hampstead

From “Hampstead, its historic houses, its literary and artistic associations”, Anna Maxwell (1912)  PRIORY LODGE. That ” small house ” has been enlarged, and become the present Priory Lodge, which, happily for the pilgrim’s purpose, remains untenanted and in the care of a person who can point out the original Johnson rooms, also facilitating a …

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