Burgh House

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New End Square, London, United Kingdom
Burgh House - BURGH HOUSE
Burgh House - BURGH HOUSE
Burgh House - BURGH HOUSE
Burgh House - BURGH HOUSE
Burgh House - BURGH HOUSE

Burgh House London Reviews

AdamR3723 AdamR3723
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An architectural gem in Hampstead May 29, 2017
Here is a delighful surprise in the heart of old Hampstead.

Hampstead's Flask Walk ends just beyond Rose Mount (where a sister of Alfred Lord Tennyson once lived), and continues as Well Walk.

Across the road (New End Square) from this house is the large and impressive Burgh House.

This was built in 1704 close to the Hampstead Well Spa (see below). According to Bohm and Norrie, the House is named after its 10th owner, The Reverend Allatson Burgh, who was the vicar of St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London. Burgh, who was keener on music than looking after his parishioners, neglected both them and his house. Between 1858 and 1884, Burgh House became the headquarters of the Royal East Middlesex Militia.

After having been put to a variety of uses, the house became used as a cultural centre and museum in 1979. The Reverend Burgh would have been pleased to know that today his former home hosts many fine concerts of classical music.

The small museum illustrating the history of Hampstead is well laid-out. The rooms of the house have been carefully maintained to retain thier original features. There is a good bookshop and a café, which serves enticing food.

This is a sight not to be missed when visiting Hampstead.
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