PAST + PRESENTTelegraph Hill, originally part of Hampstead Heath, is situated on high ground near West Heath. During the Napoleonic War period the Admiralty needed a faster means to communicate to its fleet, moored on the South Coast of England, than could be achieved by a rider on horseback. Their solution was to create a network of signaling stations that linked the Admiralty, in central London, with the respective fleet ports spread along the South Coast. During this time the cottage at the summit of the hill was used as a signaling station and formed part of a chain that linked the Admiralty with Great Yarmouth on the East Anglian Coast, so named Telegraph Hill. The cottage was also visited by many famous people including Dickens – ‘’… the air being of the purest and the view magnificent.’’ With such an intriguing past and in an area steeped in history, the new development of the four Telegraph Hill properties offers an exceptional opportunity to purchase a beautiful home in a unique location.