Haverstock Hill  Middlesex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Haverstock Hill like this:

HAVERSTOCK-HILL, a metropolitan suburb and three chapelries, in St. Pancras and Hampstead parishes, Middlesex. The suburb lies immediately N of Primrose Hill, on the Midland railway, between the Northwestern railway and the Hampstead and City Junction railway, 4 miles NW of St. Pauls; and has a post office ‡ under London NW, and a railway station. ...

1t has undergone much recent extension; and it contains the Tailors, alms houses, in the Tudor style, with a chapel, - and the New Orphan Working school, in the Italian style, 145 feet by 80, built in 1848 by A. Anger. Belsize is in the W; and the manor of it belongs, by gift of the Brabazons, to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. A tunnel of the Northwestern railway, 1, 120 yards long, also a tunnel of the Hampstead and City Junction railway, are in the vicinity. Sedley and Steele lodged in this suburb.-The three chapelries are Holy Trinity, in St. Pancras parish, and St. Peters-Belsize and St. Saviour, in Hampstead parish; and the first was constituted in 1851, the last in 1856. Pop. in 1861, of H. T., 16, 821; of St. P., about 5, 000; of St. S., 2, 945. The livings of all are vicarages in the diocese of London. Value of H. T., £300; of St. P., £1, 000; of St. S., not reported. Patrons, of H. T., the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's; of St. P., the Dean and Chapter of Westminster; of St. S., the Vicar of Hampstead. H. T. church was built in 1850; is in the pointed style, 124 feet by 66; and has a spire 160 feet high. St. S. church was built in 1856, and is in the early English style. There are several chapels and schools. A Dominican priory was built in 1867, and was designed to have a large church.

Haverstock Hill through time

Haverstock Hill is now part of Camden district. Click here for graphs and data of how Camden has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Haverstock Hill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Haverstock Hill, in Camden and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th June 2019

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