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Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Stock Code 105141

[London, c. 1933].

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Rare map of Henrietta Barnett's residential suburb. Described by the great architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as 'the most nearly perfect example of that English invention and speciality, the garden suburb', by the time that this plan was issued, Hampstead Garden Suburb spread over 800 acres from Golders Green underground station in the West to East Finchley railway station in the East (the underground didn't reach East Finchley until 1939), and the Barnet Bye-Pass [sic] in the North (opened in 1928) to Hampstead Lane in the South.

Printed not long after 1930 when the layout was agreed for the final areas of the Suburb to be developed this plan shows available plots on Winnington Road, Holne Chase and Ingram Avenue, surrounding Hampstead Golf Course. The text at the top right hand corner of the plan would suggest that it was offered to prospective owners / tenants: 'This plan is subject to modification and must not be taken as the basis of any contract.'

The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust Ltd was set up by Henrietta Barnett in 1906 with Sir Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker (chief architects of Letchworth, the first Garden Suburb) as the architects with Sir Edwin Lutyens as a consultant, overseeing many of the principal buildings. Keen to protect the land from developers following the arrival of the underground at Golder's Green in 1900, Henrietta Barnett campaigned to retain the natural features of the area, so that building in the Suburb followed the lay of the land, and retained as much open land as possible. This was so contrary to housing bye-laws at the time that an Act of Parliament was required which included sections which have ensured that the Suburb remains a pleasant place to live to this day, including:
- no more than 8 houses to an acre
- no matter the width of the road there must be at least 50 feet between the facade of houses facing one another
- plots should be divided by hedges or trellis and wire fences
- every road should be lined with trees

Single sheet map printed in three shades of green, and on buff paper. Sheet size: 480 x 630mm; scale: 1 inch = 1000 feet.
Mounted, overall size: 61.6cm by 75.6cm.


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