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Hampstead Garden Suburb

Place  From 1907 

Categories: Architecture, Property

Henrietta Barnett formed a board of trustees to build this urban utopia following strict social principles: all classes accommodated, places of education provided, places for the handicapped and elderly, gardens with hedges, not walls, noise limited, shops etc. kept to the boundary and sales of alcohol prohibited. She chose Raymond Unwin to plan the estate and Edwin Lutyens as consulting architect.
On the picture source website the map is interactive, but visit external site for everything you need about the suburb. It is here we learn that "Lutyens' sketch for the landscaping was, as Dame Henrietta recalls, dashed off in a letter from Marseilles when he was en route for Delhi. At the western end of the Avenue is Lutyens' memorial to the Dame herself, a kind of classical wellhead." It is rumoured that Lutyens found Dame Henrietta a difficult client, and that he saw the Delhi commission as an escape from HGS. But perhaps he enjoyed designing her memorial.

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First house tree

October 2nd 1907. This tree was planted by Mrs Barnett on the occasion of th...

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First two houses on HGS

On 2 May 1907 Henrietta Barnett cut the first sod here. The ceremony involve...

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Hampstead Garden Suburb Jubilee

This stone was unveiled by Her Royal Highness, the Princess Margaret on 2nd J...

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Henrietta Barnett monument

Unveiled 17 July 1937.

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Henrietta Barnett plaque

Prior to the death of her husband in 1913, Dame Henrietta Barnett had been li...

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