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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Admiral's House



Admiral's House

This is one of the most striking buildings in Hampstead.

Location: Admiral's Walk, The Grove, Hampstead

Description: This remarkable house was built during the reign of George III and occupied by an eccentric former naval officer called Fountain North. He constructed two ship-like decks on the roof, a main deck and a quarter deck, and mounted cannons all round them from which he regularly fired salutes on the King's birthday and to celebrate British Naval victories.

His cabin, built like the stern of a ship was high up in the air and there used to be an acre of garden, since built upon.

Through the garden ran a tunnel which was said to communicate with the Heath, and was alleged the escape-route of highwayman Dick Turpin.

The house currently carries a brown plaque
stating 'Sir George Gilbert Scott 1811 - 1878'

John Constable's painting of Admiral's House called 'Romantic House at Hampstead' can be viewed in the National Gallery, and another is at the Victoria and Albert.


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Admiral's House

This is one of the most striking buildings in Hampstead.


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