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The Hill Garden Cruciform Pergola

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hampstead Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5651 / 51°33'54"N

Longitude: -0.1822 / 0°10'55"W

OS Eastings: 526096

OS Northings: 186701

OS Grid: TQ260867

Mapcode National: GBR D0.0RF

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.SXKK

Entry Name: The Hill Garden Cruciform Pergola

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477627

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampstead Town

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/8/1225 The Hill Garden cruciform pergola
(Formerly Listed as:
Cruciform pergola in Hill Garden at
Inverforth House)


4 colonnaded pergolas, aligned westwards on Inverforth House
(qv), and forming a cross plan on the central axis. Western
arm leads to the Bridge (qv), short eastern stub to the Formal
Pond (qv) and southern arm links to Southern Pergola (qv).
c1906-10. By Thomas H Mawson as part of a garden scheme for
Lord Leverhulme at The Hill (now Inverforth House). This part
of the garden is now in separate ownership to the house; for
the house garden features see under Inverforth House, North
End Way entries. Paired and single Doric columns of Portland
stone carrying a timber pergola superstructure imitating a
Doric entablature. Brick pavement with stone balustrading.
North and south arms raised on western side over brick terrace
retaining walls forming continuous outbuildings with 3-light
square headed windows having concrete lintels. Western arm
similarly raised to cover low ground to bridge; this arm
terminated in a conservatory before Mawsons 1912 extensions.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the terraces were constructed using spoil
from the Hampstead Tube excavation. Excellent views. The
garden was divided when the house became a hospital; this part
of the garden is open to the public.

Listing NGR: TQ2609686701

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