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The Area has been “home” to many famous people, who lived in Church Row, Perrins Walk, or are burried in the graveyards of St Johns Church.

  • John Constable (1776-1837) lived and painted in Hampstead and is buried in the Southern Churchyard;

  • Rt Hon. Hugh Gaitskell (1906-1963) was the leader of the Labour party 1955-1963 lived in Frognal Gardens and is buried in the North Churchyard;

  • George Du Maurier(1834-1896) the author lived at 27 Church Row, and is buried in  the North Churchyard;

  • The author HG Wells lived with his family at Number 17 Church Row;

  • Peter Cook (1937-1995) the comedian also lived at 17 Church Row; and

  • Eleanor Farjeon (1881–1965) author of poetry and children’s stories lived at 20 Perrins Walk. Her hymn “Morning has broken” was popularised by Cat Stevens.

  • [Further names to be added and linked to buildings]

Less famous are Church Row's coal hole covers:

Coal Hole Covers