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Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead, Middlesex One Place Study

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Date: 1884
Location: Hampstead, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
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Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead

Wildwood Terrace was constructed at North End, Hampstead circa 1884 by local builder Thomas Clowser of Hampstead.

It is a terrace of four properties, each property comprising four floors (basement, ground floor, first floor and second floor).

The rear of the properties overlook the properties of Wildwood Grove, some of which were also built by Thomas Clowser.

The properties are numbered sequentially from the southmost property:


1 Wildwood Terrace


In 1887 No. 1 was home to W J Burford. His daughter was born at No. 1 on 1 March.

At the time of the 1891 census, the property was unoccupied.

At the time of the 1901 census, the property was unoccupied.

At the time of the 1911 census, the property was home to:

1 John Barton Head Married M 33 Gardener domestic b. Penrith
2 Jessie Barton Wife Married F 38 - b. Holmes Chapel
3 William Henry Barton Brother Single Me 21 Gardener domestic b. Lymm

John Barton lived at the property until his death in 1917.

In 1932No. 1 was home to Charles James Shutler and Addie Edith May Shutler nee Mawby.

In 1964 No. 1 was home to Ian Richard Hodgson and Uta Hodgson nee Pevsner, the daughter of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner who lived next door at No. 2.

In June 2015 No. 1 was listed for sale at £2.25m. It was relisted in April 2017 for £1.9m and sold in October 2017 for £1.72m. The property particulars stated the property had been in the same family ownership since 1957. The accommodation covered 1.762 sq. ft. and included a 64 ft. front garden which spanned the entire terrace.


2 Wildwood Terrace


At the time of the 1891 census, the property was unoccupied.

In 1896 the Reverend Stewart Dixon Stubbs of 2 Wildwood Terrace placed an advertisement in the situations vacant column of the Hampstead & Highgate Express on 1 August 1896 for a 'Cook wanted in a small clergyman's family'.

In 1899 the Reverend Stubbs was advertising for a 'Housemaid, able and willing, to wait on an invalid lady'.

At the time of the 1901 census, the property was described as 'Home to the Aged Poor' with the following occupants:

1 Frederick Crawford Inmate 75 M Married No occupation b. Clapham
2 Mary Ann Crawford Inmate 75 F Married No occupation b. London
3 Mary Bathmaker Inmate 78 F Single No occupation b. London
4 Anne Bartlett Inmate 82 F Widow No occupation b. Geraywell
5 Elizabeth Mary Jameson Inmate 73 F Single No occupation b. Dover
6 Hannah Harbow Bohlish Inmate 65 F Widow Needle woman b. Yarmouth
7 Emma Mason Inmate 57 F Single Needle woman b. Hampstead
8 Hannah Smith Inmate 76 F Widow Needle woman b. Great Dorma
9 Annie Williams Inmate 65 F Widow No occupation b. Chisledon

In 1906 No. 2 was offered by George Clowser for rent at £1 6s, including all rates and taxes. The advertisement suggested the house was 'convenient for two families'.

At the time of the 1911 census, the property was home to:

1 George Clowser Head 58 M Married House Agent b. Hampstead
2 Annie Edith Clowser Wife 42 F Married Household Duties b. West Drayton
3 George F Clowser Son 18 M Single Apprentice Plumber b. Hampstead
4 Reginald Thomas Clowser Son 16 M Single Apprentice Instrument Maker b. Hampstead
5 Sidney Harold Clowser Son 16 M Single Barristers Clerk b. Hampstead
6 Basil Alfred Clowser Son 12 M Single At school b. Hampstead

In 1916 No. 2 was still home to George Clowser.

In 1918 the leasehold of No. 3 was offered for sale.

In 1932 No. 2 was home to Winifred Beatrice Clowser. The same year two furnished flats at the property were advertised for rent. By 1937 Winifred had moved to No. 11 Wildwood Grove.

From 1936 until 1983 no.2 was home to Architectural Historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983). In 2007, a commemorative blue plaque was erected by English Heritage on the property.

In March 2011 No. 2 was sold for £1.49m. It was sold again in March 2013 for £1.9m. It has since been relisted twice, in August 2015 and March 2017, on both occasions for £2.2m.


3 Wildwood Terrace


At the time of the 1891 census, the property was home to:

1 Mary Root Head Single F 53 Matron conval home b. Shelford
2 Eliza Halderson Visitor Widow F 59 Cook b. London
3 Isabella Chore Visitor Widow F 21 Living on her means b. London
4 Margaret Wall Servant Single F 20 General servant domestic b. Aldgate

At the time of the 1901 census, the property was home to:

1 Mary Root Matron 63 F b. Stretford
2 Catherine Sutton Inmate 19 F b. Kings Cross
3 Elizabeth Bird Servant 43 F b. Bond

At the time of the 1911 census, the property was home to:

1 Ada Clara Jones Head Single F 47 - b. Stepney
2 Barbara Maskin Visitor Widow F 66 - b. Bishopsgate
3 Francis Lydia Ann Marshall Servant Single F 17 General servant b. Soho
4 Ada Harriett Perry Visitor Single F 23 Housemaid b. Brentford
5 Leah Eliza Woodrose Visitor Widow F 55 Charwoman b. Westminster

In 1913 Clare, aged 23, of No. 3 was seeking employment within a small family.

In 1916 No. 3 was operating as the Convalescents' Cottage House with Mrs Ellen Brooks as matron.

In 1939 a bed-sitting room was advertised at the property.

In 1939 No. 3 was home to poet Geoffrey Grigson

At the time the 1939 Register was taken, No. 3 was home to:

202 1 Lucie Imbach F 8 Mar 1904 Single Housekeeper

In 1964 No. 3 was home to Roger T Walters and Gladys M Walters.

In June 1966 the property was sold for £350,000. In February 2012 it was sold again, this time for £1.69m.


4 Wildwood Terrace


On 4 November 1885 the scientist Dr Walter Flight FRS died at No. 4 aged 44.

At the time of the 1891 census, the property was home to:

1 Katherine Flight Head Widow F 44 Living on her own means b. Ambleside
2 Walter C Flight Son Single M 10 - b. London
3 Minnie Flight Daughter Single F 8 - b. London
4 Friede R Flight Daughter Single F 6 - b. London
5 Eleanor Fell Sister Single F 47 Living on her own means b. Ambleside

At the time of the 1901 census, the property was home to:

1 Edwin Jether Lambert Head 45 M b. Hinton
2 Maria Lambert Wife 49 F b. St Georges Hanover
3 Lois Celige Lambert Daughter 13 F b. Marylebone
4 Arnold Stuart Lambert Son 12 F b. Marylebone
5 Phyllis Donall Lambert Daughter 7 F b. St John's Hampstead
6 Florance Louisa Shaw Servant 16 F b. Monmouth

At the time of the 1911 census, the property was home to:

1 Edwin Jether Lambert Head Married M 55 Artist painter b. Old St E C
2 Maria Lambert Wife Married F 59 - b. St George Hanover Sq
3 Lois Celia Lambert Daughter Single F 23 Physical culture b. Blenheim Villas St Johns Wood
4 Arnold Stuart Lambert Son Single M 22 Engineer b. Blenheim Villas St Johns Wood
5 Phyllis Dorrell Lambert Daughter Single F 17 Art student b. 4 Wildwood Terr Hampstead


In 1916 No. 4 was home to Edwin Jether Lambert and Alfred Jarvis, a landscape gardener.

In 1919 No. 4 was home to Arnold Stuart Lambert.

In 1937 No. 4 was home to Christopher Frank Millett and Louisa Marion Millett. By end September 1939 they had moved to Surrey.

At the time the 1939 Register was taken, No. 3 was home to:

203 1 Mary M Richardson F 7 Jul 1896 Widowed Telephonist
203 2 Courtney A H Kitchin M 4 Jun 1898 Married Deputy Director Home Office ARP Staff School
203 3 Irna Rachwerger F 28 Apr 1886 Married Vience Refugee Domestic
204 1 Albert Lustig M 2 May 1900 Married Manager Boot & Shoe Shop Maker ??
204 2 Edith W Lustig Female 7 Jul 1897 Married Assistant Sales Woman Unpaid

In 1964 No. 4 was home to John Geoffrey Thomas Hollis and Pamela Hollis nee Horns. John lived at the property until his death in 1972.


There have been no planning applications on any of the four properties since 1 January 2002, other than an application to fell an ash tree in the rear garden of No. 4 in November 2021.

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