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A short history 

The story begins at the turn of the century, when Hanger Hill House stood at the crest of the hill, surrounded by farmland.

"The Hanger Hill Garden Estate is not only a landmark in our Borough, but equally deserves honourable mention in any account of London domestic architecture in the present century. Until now we have lacked a unified account of the Estate and its development. Norman Pointing, a long term resident, Ward Councillor and in his turn First Citizen of the Borough, has undertaken a labour of love, and it shows."

The quote comes from the foreword by M.W. Moss (then Borough Librarian) to Norman Pointing's book 'The Hanger Hill Garden Estate'. Much of the research reproduced in this site is fully credited to Norman Pointing, to whom all those associated with the Estate remain deeply indebted.
 

So sit back and relax, click the links, and learn the fascinating history of the Hanger Hill Garden Estate.

Old Princes Gardens with tiny tree
Old Princes Gardens with tiny tree

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Old Princes Gardens looking north
Old Princes Gardens looking north

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Old Princes Gardens looking south
Old Princes Gardens looking south

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Old Princes Gardens with tiny tree
Old Princes Gardens with tiny tree

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Many thanks to Richard Keane for these old photos, taken shortly after the Estate was completed. The tiny tree grew into a beautiful Horse Chestnut which sadly had to be taken down in 2022 because it was full of fungus and at risk of falling down. As well as the lack of vegetation, it's noticeable that there were no cars parked in those days.

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