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First two houses on HGS First two houses on HGS

Plaque: First two houses on HGS

Erection date: 1907


These first two houses built on the Hampstead Garden Suburb were visited by the Lord Mayor of London in 1907 and in the Jubilee year, 1957.

On 2 May 1907 Henrietta Barnett cut the first sod here. The ceremony involved children dancing around maypoles, the presentation of flowers, the reading of not very good poetry, and adjournment to a marquee at the Royal Oak Hotel for lunch.

Site: First two houses on HGS (1 memorial)

NW11, Hampstead Way, 142

The Hampstead Garden Suburb website says "The pair of cottages on the corner, numbers 140-142, were the first to be built in the Suburb in 1907."

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First two houses on HGS

Information Subjects commemorated


Sir John Bell, Lord Mayor of London

Lord Mayor of London in 1907.

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Hampstead Garden Suburb

Henrietta Barnett formed a board of trustees to build this urban utopia follo...

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