South End Green (also known as Pond Street)9450

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

South End Green is a small open space in the middle of busy roads, with grass, a few trees and seating. The ornamental octagonal granite drinking fountain in the centre was donated in 1880 by Miss Crump of Hereford House, Hampstead. The purpose-built shelter nearby was built c1893 for tramwaymen of the London Tramway Company, which had extended trams to South End Green by 1886.The largely intact underground Public Lavatories were built by the London and North-Western Railway in 1897.

History

A settlement called Pond Street is mentioned in 1607, and by the early C18th the hamlet had c.24 houses. Until 1835 there was a pond where South End Green is now, which was then filled in and a public green laid out.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

London Overground: Hampstead Heath
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust