For sale: Blue Plaque former home of entertainer Paul Robeson in Hampstead’s Branch Hill

The Chestnuts, Branch Hill. View from the Heath

The Chestnuts, Branch Hill. View from the Heath - Credit: Archant

A cherished blue plaque property in Hampstead which formerly belonged to singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson has been put on sale for £6,250,000.

Perhaps most famous for his role in classic musical Show Boat, in which he drew acclaim for his definitive rendition of the song Ol’ Man River, Robeson lived in the Chestnuts, Branch Hill between 1929-1930 during the show’s original run in London.

To commemorate his career and work promoting black music and civil rights in a period during a time of racial segregation in America, in 2002 jazz singer Cleo Laine unveiled a blue plaque for Robeson at the site awarded by English Heritiage.

Standing directly opposite the open space of Hampstead Heath, the impressive Victorian semi-detached six bedroom family home has recently benefitted from a comprehensive refurbishment.

It particularly makes use of hardwood to retain the essence of its period grandeur, while its fine interior design also features a Poggenpohl kitchen and Villeroy & Boch bathrooms.

The property is ideally situated within moments of Hampstead Village and boasts superb transport links to the West End and the City.

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