Property available in Hampstead
Hampstead and its surrounding areas offer a plethora of differing architecture from Georgian through to Victorian.
The range of properties available are from one and two bedroom flats in converted houses, through to terraced houses and detached mansions, meaning Hampstead is as popular with young professionals as it is with families.
The area now known as Hampstead was once part of the great forest of Middlesex. The name comes from the Saxon Hamstede, meaning homestead, probably a farm in the Frognal area.
The first reference to Hampstead was in AD975 when King Edgar granted to his minister, Mangoda, the lands of Hampstead. In 986 Aethelred the Unready granted it to Westminster Abbey and it remained under the church’s possession until 1550.
Hampstead began to develop as a village during the first half of the 18th century and became renowned for its washerwomen and laundry industry.
The Heath was originally the grounds to Hampstead Manor. In 1871 however, the house was sold and The Metropolitan Board of Works took possession of the land.
During the late 19th and early 20th century new roads and estates were built to the south and west of the village, and in 1905 the area became one of the first in London to receive electricity.