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Churches and Chapels

Church of England


All Hallows, Savernake Road.(formerly Church of the Good Shepherd) Consecrated 1901.


Christ Church, Hampstead Square (built 1852)


Denning Hall, 38 Denning Rd. Built as a mission hall for St Stephens in 1883.



Holy Trinity, Finchley Road. Built 1872, demolished 1974, and replaced with unattractive modern building.  

St John's Episcopal, Downshire Hill (opened 1823

Painting by Lindy Newman

St John's, Church Row  (current building consecrated 1747)

Painting by Lindy Newman


St Mary the Virgin, Elsworthy Road, Primrose Hill (1873)


St Peter's, Belsize Square (1859)       

St Saviour's, Eton Road, Haverstock Hill (1856)

St Stephen's, Rosslyn Hill (1870) Closed 1977. Described as "half house of god, half Castle on the Rhine".



St. Luke
, Kidderpore Ave (1896)





St. Paul, Avenue Rd (1860) Bombed in 1940, demolished 1958.

Baptist Chapels

Ebenezer Strict Baptist Chapel, New End, Christchurch Passage (1825)
Heath Street (1862)


St. Andrew's United. Reform Church, corner of Finchley Rd. and Frognal Lane, originated as Presbyterian Church  (1897)

Trinity, High Street (1862-1962)

Quakers (Society of Friends)

Friends met in Willoughby Rd. (1903)
Friends Meeting House,120 Heath Street (1907)

Wesleyan Methodists

Hampstead Wesleyan Church, corner of High Street and Prince Arthur Rd (1870) demolished about 1934. (See Virtual Tour - Hampstead Village for picture)

Primitive Methodist

Little Church Row (1780) Relocated to Mill Lane, West Hampstead in the late 1880s. Closed  c1977.


New College chapel, corner of Upper Avenue and Adelaide Road (1853)
Lyndhurst Road (1906-1978)

Roman Catholic

Convent of the Sisters of Providence,198 Haverstock Hill
St. Mary's, Holly Place (1816)


Dissenters Chapel on Red Lion (later Rosslyn) Hill became Unitarian (about 1787) 



Sion chapel, at Belsize House, about 1710 to 1720 for irregular marriages, fees for weddings being waived for those who had their wedding dinner in the gardens.

Well Walk chapel or Hampstead chapel (proprietary). Opened 1725 in the Pump Room at Hampstead wells 



This is not an exhaustive list. For a more complete list, together with history etc click here and put in the search box the term "Hampstead Education".

A charity school for the poor, possibly at the workhouse, existed in 1731

A Boarding Academy for Young Gentlemen, name unknown, a preparatory school, occupied Norway House in the High Street. No more information as yet.

All Souls' Church of England, Fairhazel Gardens, Belsize Rd circa 1860. Closed by 1951.

Fitzjohn's Primary, 86A Fitzjohn's Avenue. Opened 1954, incorporating the fine schoolroom and chapel designed by Wm. Munt and built in 1858 for Royal Soldiers' Daughters' Home in the grounds of Vane House. Painting by Lindy Newman

Hampstead Parochial C of E Primary, Holly Bush Vale.  Day school for the poor founded in 1788 by the PhiloInvestigists Society.

Christ Church C of E Primary, Christchurch Hill, New End under construction 1854.

Holy Trinity C of E Primary, Trinity Walk, Maresfield Gdns. Opened 1873

Mount View, Greenhill Road (now Fitzjohn's Avenue). No details as yet

Miss Louise Bush, ladies' school, College Villas - 1866-71 map

Misses C & J Drury, ladies' school 15 Finchley New Road 1866-71 map

Miss Eliza Edwards, ladies' school, 19 Finchley New Road 1866-71 map

Miss Noble's, 6 High Street. Constable's daughter Emily attended, but I haven't been able to find any more details yet.

Mr Clark's at North End. A Miss Smallwood had the school before Mr Clark. No more details as yet.

Mr Goldsmith's, Heath Mount, near White Stone Pond. Building pulled down in 1934.


New End Primary, Streatley Place. Opened 1906


Rosary R.C. Primary, 238 Haverstock Hill. Formerly Bartrams R.C. School at orphanage run by Sisters of Providence from c. 1867

Rosslyn Hill British School, Willoughby Rd, opened by Rosslyn Hill Unitarian church between 1862 and 1869 in the former chapel.

St. John's Chapel, Downshire Hill, 1830s

St. Mary's, Primrose Hill, 4 Ainger Rd.  Opened by 1871.

St. Mary's RC, Holly Place.  established by 1833

St. Paul's Parochial School, King's College Road Mews, Adelaide Road,  from 1870

St Stephen's Elementary, 2 rooms in crypt of St. Stephen's, Rosslyn Hill  opened 1870

Samuel Hoare's British School, New End. Opened by 1811


The Royal Soldiers' Daughters' Home, 65 Rosslyn Hill, founded at Rosslyn House in 1855 to relieve the families of soldiers in the Crimea




The Royal Sailors' Orphan Girls' School and Home opened in Hampstead in 1862 at Frognal House




University College school  founded in 1830 in Gower Street as part of University College, London. When the college became part of London University in 1907,  the school became a separate corporation and moved to Hampstead, where the preparatory school was already established

University College preparatory school, opened 1891, at Holly Hill House




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