Frognal

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Frognal
Frognal in OS map 1869-1880.png
Immediately west of St John's Church, Hampstead Village various houses included "Frognal" in the 19th century. It is today also the name of a street and part of the name of a station.
Frognal is located in Greater London
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51°33′11″N 0°10′52″W / 51.553172°N 0.181249°W / 51.553172; -0.181249Coordinates: 51°33′11″N 0°10′52″W / 51.553172°N 0.181249°W / 51.553172; -0.181249

Frognal is a small area of Hampstead, North West London in the London Borough of Camden. Frognal is reinforced as the name of a minor road, which goes uphill from Finchley Road and at its upper end is in the west of Hampstead village.

History[edit]

Finchley Road, Belsize Park, Frognal and Swiss Cottage in Hampstead in Charles Booth's colour coded property map. Red = Middle-class. Well-to-do. Gold = Upper-middle and Upper class. Wealthy. Gold covers Frognal itself in the 1890s.

The first reference to Frognal is as a tenement in the 15th century, probably on the site of the later Frognal House (now 99 Frognal). By the mid-eighteenth century it was a significant settlement, sought after by eminent lawyers, and infill development continued through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.[1]

Architecture[edit]

Frognal has a diverse architecture, with many architecturally notable buildings. The central area, lacking large council estates, has undergone less change than some other parts of Hampstead. University College School, an independent day school founded in 1830, relocated to Frognal (the road) in 1907. Frognall Grove, Grade II listed, (1871–72) was large house inherited by the architect George Edmund Street, who made additions to it. It was later subdivided into four semi-detached houses.[2]

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