About the Archives

The Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust (HGSAT) is the developer and guardian of an extensive and valuable collection of all kinds of material relating to the history and development of Hampstead Garden Suburb in North West London, from its conception at the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

Who are HGSAT?

 

Responsibility for ensuring that the Archives are properly cared for, and can be made accessible to those who are interested, read on...

Where are the Archives?

 

The Archives are now chiefly housed in specialist facilities at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), although they remain, read on...

How do I Donate?

 

The expansion and improvement of the Archives depends on the generosity of individuals and organisations, read on...

The Archives Material

 

View a full list of where you can view all of the Archive materials, be it online or in person.

View the material...

 

Who are HGSAT?

Responsibility for ensuring that the Archives are properly cared for, and can be made accessible to those who are interested, lies with HGSAT*. Its members are almost all Suburb residents. They come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all have relevant knowledge, experience and interests, and a shared desire to preserve and expand this irreplaceable archival collection for the benefit of future generations. The Trust is a registered charity.

 

 

Trustees ⇲

 

registered charity no. 279012

*Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust

'a shared desire to preserve and expand...'

Where are the Archives?

 

The Archives are now chiefly housed in specialist facilities at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), although they remain, read on...

How do I Donate?

 

The expansion and improvement of the Archives depends on the generosity of individuals and organisations, read on...

The Archives Material

 

View a full list of where you can view all of the Archive materials, be it online or in person.

View the material...

 

Trustees 

 

 

Who are HGSAT?

 

Responsibility for ensuring that the Archives are properly cared for, and can be made accessible to those who are interested, read on...

Where are the Archives?

 

The Archives are now chiefly housed in specialist facilities at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), although they remain, read on...

How do I Donate?

 

The expansion and improvement of the Archives depends on the generosity of individuals and organisations, read on...

The Archives Material

 

View a full list of where you can view all of the Archive materials, be it online or in person.

View the material...

 

Where are the Archives?

The Archives are now chiefly housed in specialist facilities at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), although they remain the property of Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust (HGSAT). Some documents, duplicate photographs and books are still stored in the Suburb.

 

To visit the Archives in either location, please make an appointment, click for...

 

Contact information ⇲

Trustees ⇲

registered charity no. 279012

'to visit the archives

please get in touch...'

Who are HGSAT?

 

Responsibility for ensuring that the Archives are properly cared for, and can be made accessible to those who are interested, read on...

How do I Donate?

 

The expansion and improvement of the Archives depends on the generosity of individuals and organisations, read on...

The Archives Material

 

View a full list of where you can view all of the Archive materials, be it online or in person.

View the material...

 

How do I donate to the Archives?

The expansion and improvement of the Archives depends on the generosity of individuals and organisations in donating documents and media, relating to the Suburb and its people.

 

If you have anything you feel is likely to be of interest, please contact us.

 

 

 

Contact information ⇲

Trustees ⇲

 

registered charity no. 279012

'the improvement of the Archives depends on the generosity of

individuals...'

Who are HGSAT?

 

Responsibility for ensuring that the Archives are properly cared for, and can be made accessible to those who are interested, read on...

Where are the Archives?

 

The Archives are now chiefly housed in specialist facilities at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), although they remain, read on...

The Archives Material

 

View a full list of where you can view all of the Archive materials, be it online or in person.

View the material...

 

The Archives Material

 Online

 

 

During 2013, with financial assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘All Our Stories’ project, HGSAT has put together an online sound resource called ‘Voices of the Suburb’, based mainly on interviews with long-term Suburb residents, but supplemented with visual material. As well as accessing this from your PC or laptop, the material can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet for use ‘on location’ in Hampstead Garden Suburb. (Go to Interactive Map)

 

 

In the Suburb

 

 

  • Full runs of three early Suburb journals: The Town Crier, The Record and Temple Fortune Notes 

 

  • A collection of national and local press reports about the Suburb from 1903 to the present day 

 

  • A collection of books which make reference to the Suburb, many of them placing it in its context as a significant phenomenon in the evolution of town planning 

  • Some documents and duplicates of photographs kept at the at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)

 

  • A large slide collection

  • Almost 6,000 original architectural drawings of private and public buildings, together with some plans of subsequent alterations 

 

  • Some personal papers and correspondence of Dame Henrietta Barnett, the founder of the Suburb 

 

  • The minute books of the Institute Council, Henrietta Barnett School and the HGS Trust, plus volumes listing the first shareholders, some early leases, prospectuses of the company and other business papers 

 

  • A full collection of maps and plans from the 1895 OS maps, through all the plans for the Suburb and its extensions, up to the plans prepared for the High Court during the hearing of the Scheme of Management 

 

  • Almost 2,000 photographs of Suburb scenes (houses, gardens, road junctions, woods), personalities (co-founders, architects, early residents), and events (royal visits, anniversary and other celebrations) 

  • Audiotapes of older residents' memories of the Suburb 

 

  • Programmes, press notices and photographs from the productions of the Play and Pageant Union and the Speedwell Players, as well as material lodged by other Suburb organisations, such as the Residents Association and the Horticultural Society 

  • The LMA have created a full online index of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Archive materials held by them. 

Where are the Archives?

 

The Archives are now chiefly housed in specialist facilities at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), although they remain, read on...

How do I Donate?

 

The expansion and improvement of the Archives depends on the generosity of individuals and organisations, read on...

Links

Who are HGSAT?

 

Responsibility for ensuring that the Archives are properly cared for, and can be made accessible to those who are interested, read on...