Category: Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

From Medieval times, Primrose Hill was open fields with small lanes running alongside. The land ownership of the area was irregular and largely defined by field boundaries and small streams. The area is primarily located on land owned by Lord Southampton, while land to the north and west was owned by Eton College and to …

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Middlesex: Belsize and Chalcotts

Belsize … Chalcots. Until the 19th century, the only building on the Hampstead portion of the Chalcots estate, apart from the two farmhouses in England’s Lane, was Steele’s Cottage, where Sir Richard Steele the essayist stayed in 1712 to evade his creditors. The house, which stood on a mound on the west side of Haverstock …

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