Abbots Gardens, N2

Road in/near East Finchley, existing between 1935 and now

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Abbots Gardens is a circular road with an entrance onto East End Road.

From 1683 until 1700 Richard Cromwell - son of Oliver Cromwell - lodged in the house of Thomas Pengelly, thought to be located where Abbots Gardens are today. This later became named Cromwell Hall.

During the war a V2 Rocket landed in Abbots Gardens.

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VIEW THE EAST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE EAST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE EAST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE EAST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE EAST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1900s
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East Finchley



East Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

It is suburban development situated 5.4 miles (8.7 km) north north-west of Charing Cross. Geographically it is somewhat separated from the rest of Finchley, with North Finchley (and indeed West Finchley) to the north, and Finchley Central and Finchley Church End to the west.



table of contents
1 History
2 Transport
3 Amenities
4 Housing
5 Schools

History


The land on which East Finchley now stands was once part of the Bishop of London’s hunting ground. More recently, it was home to some grand ’country’ estates of wealthy Londoners, from which several roads take their names (e.g. Summerlee Avenue, Park Hall Road).

At one time East Finchley was referred to as the "East End" but this name faded away and now only refers to the more famous "East End of London" to the east of Central London.

Transport

East Finchley Underground Station on the Northern Line is actually above ground.

It is topped by a famous statue of an archer, created in the Art Deco style, and pointing his arrow towards the other end of the tunnel which starts south of the station and runs all the way to the end of the Northern Line at Morden. This 27.8 km long tunnel was for many years the longest in the world. There was originally an arrow at Morden Station to match the archer at East Finchley, but this was stolen not long after the station was opened.

East Finchley station is the closest station to the northern Northern Line depot at Highgate, and as such is one of the bases for Northern Line train drivers and administrative staff.

Amenities

East Finchley is home to the UK headquarters of McDonalds, which is located next to the station. Plans to open a McDonalds restaurant in East Finchley were resisted by locals, although the High Road is now home to several continental-style cafes in addition to two supermarkets and dozens of other convenience shops.

There are several public houses in East Finchley, including The Bald Faced Stag, an historic inn on one of the main routes into London.

The independent Phoenix Cinema is located on the high road.

Housing

Housing in East Finchley is diverse in its nature, encompassing most housing styles, from 19th Century terraced housing and 1960s council estates (with inappropriately appealing names, for example The Grange, Strawberry Vale, the Thomas More Estate, etc.) to multi-million pound mansions on The Bishop’s Avenue. The three 11-storey tower blocks near to the centre of East Finchley are visible for miles around.

Schools

East Finchley has several state primary schools, including Martin Infant and Junior Schools, and Holy Trinity Primary School. There are two secondary schools in East Finchley itself - Bishop Douglass RC High School (Roman Catholic and mixed) and Christ’s College (boys only up to Year 11, mixed sixth form). Many local children attend schools elsewhere in the London Borough of Barnet, or for those living in the direction of Muswell Hill to the east of the High Road, Fortismere School (mixed comprehensive, falls under the London Borough of Haringey Local Education Authority). Local children also attend private schools as far away as Hertfordshire, generally meeting with other children in Hampstead Garden Suburb to ride private coaches to different schools.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Annemount School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Bald Faced Stag:   The Bald Faced Stag but probably an inn from 1738.
Bishop Douglass School:   Bishop Douglass is an academy converter comprehensive secondary school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Brookland Infant and Nursery School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Centre Avenue:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Chapel Hill:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Christ’s College Finchley:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Coldfall Wood:   Coldfall Wood is an ancient woodland covering approximately 14 hectares.
East Finchley Library:   East Finchley Library opened in 1938.
Eden Primary:   Eden Primary accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Elephant Field:   The grazing elephants of Hampstead Garden Suburb...
Five Bells:   The Five Bells dates from 1751.
Garden Suburb Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 7.
Garden Suburb Junior School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Hampstead Heath Extension:   
Hanson’s Bridge:   Hanson’s Bridge was built where the Great North Road crosses Mutton Brook.
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kerem School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Limespring School:   Limespring School is an independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Lygoe Road:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Lyttelton Playing Fields:   
Martin Primary School:   Martin Primary School opened as the Great North Road school in 1913.
Newmarket Farm:   Newmarket Farm existed until 1855.
Newstead Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Oak Lodge School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Park Farm:   Park Farm, Finchley give much of its land to the later Hampstead Garden Surburb.
St Pancras and Islington Cemetery:   St Pancras and Islington Cemetery is actually two cemeteries, owned by two other London Boroughs, Camden (formerly St Pancras) and Islington.
The Archer Academy:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Tudor Primary School:   Tudor Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Viaduct Road:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
White Lion:   The White Lion dates from 1700 or even earlier.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A1, N19 · A1, NW7 · Abbots Gardens, N2 · Abingdon Road, N3 · Addison Way, NW11 · Alexandra Mews, N2 · Arden Court Gardens, N2 · Ashburnham Close, N2 · Asmuns Hill, NW11 · Aylmer Parade, N2 · Aylmer Road, N2 · Bancroft Avenue, N2 · Baronsmere Road, N2 · Bedford Road, N2 · Beech Drive, N2 · Beechwood Close, N2 · Belvedere Court, N2 · Benedict Way, N2 · Beresford Road, N2 · Bigwood Road, NW11 · Bishop’s Grove, N2 · Bishops Park, N2 · Blandford Close, N2 · Borrowdale Close, N2 · Brackenbury Road, N2 · Brendon Grove, N2 · Brighton Road, N2 · Brim Hill, N2 · Brompton Grove, N2 · Brookland Close, NW11 · Brookland Hill, NW11 · Brookland Rise, NW11 · Brownswell Road, N2 · Bunkers Hill, NW11 · Byron Drive, N2 · Canons Close, N2 · Carlyle Close, N2 · Cecilia Close, N2 · Cedar Drive, N2 · Central Avenue, N2 · Challoner Close, N2 · Chalton Drive, N2 · Chamberlain Road, N2 · Chandos Road, N2 · Chapel Court, N2 · Childs Way, NW11 · Church Lane, N2 · Church Mount, N2 · Church Vale, N2 · Cinderella Path, NW11 · Claybrook Close, N2 · Cleveland House, N2 · Coleridge Walk, NW11 · Connaught Drive, NW11 · Constable Close, NW11 · Cornwood Close, N2 · Cotman Close, NW11 · Courtenay Avenue, N2 · Courtenay Avenue, N6 · Creighton Avenue, N2 · Creswick Walk, NW11 · Crispin Mews, NW11 · Crosby Court, N2 · Deacons Rise, N2 · Deanery Close, N2 · Deansway, N2 · Denison Close, N2 · Denman Drive North, NW11 · Denman Drive South, NW11 · Denman Drive, NW11 · Devon Rise, N2 · Dickens Avenue, N3 · Diploma Avenue, N2 · Diploma Court, N2 · Dolman Close, N3 · Dorchester Gardens, NW11 · Durham Road, N2 · Eagans Close, N2 · East End Road, N2 · Eastern Road, N2 · Eastholm, NW11 · Edmunds Walk, N2 · Elm Gardens, N2 · Elmhurst Avenue, N2 · Elmshurst Crescent, N2 · Emmott Close, NW11 · Fairlawn Avenue, N2 · Fairway Close, NW11 · Faldon Way, NW11 · Falloden Way, NW11 · Fallows Close, N2 · Font Hills, N2 · Fortis Green, N2 · Francis Road, N2 · George Lane, N2 · Glebe Road, N12 · Glebe Road, N3 · Gloucester Drive, NW11 · Green Lane, N2 · Greenfield Drive, N2 · Greenfield Drive, N6 · Greenhalgh Walk, N2 · Gurney Drive, N2 · Hamilton Road, N2 · Hampstead Heights, N2 · Hampstead Lane, N2 · Harford Walk, N2 · Heath View Close, N2 · Heath View, N2 · Helen Close, N2 · Hertford Road, N2 · High Road, N2 · Hill Close, NW11 · Hill Rise, NW11 · Hill Top, N2 · Hill Top, NW11 · Hobbs Green, N2 · Hogarth Hill, NW11 · Holne Chase, N2 · Holyoake Walk, N2 · Homefield Gardens, N2 · Howard Walk, N2 · Huntingdon Road, N2 · Hutchings Walk, NW11 · Ingram Avenue, N2 · Ingram Avenue, NW11 · Ingram Road, N2 · Juliana Close, N2 · Keynes Close, N2 · King Street, N2 · Kingsley Close, NW11 · Kingsley Way, N2 · Kitchener Road, N2 · Lankaster Gardens, N2 · Lauradale Road, N10 · Leicester Road, N2 · Leopold Road, N2 · Leslie Road, N2 · Lewis Gardens, N2 · Lincoln Road, N2 · Linden Lea, N2 · Litchfield Way, NW11 · Long Lane, N2 · Ludlow Way, N2 · Lynmouth Road, N2 · Lyttelton Road, N2 · Lytton Close, N2 · Manor Cottages Approach, N2 · Manor Park Road, N2 · Mansfield Heights, N2 · Market Place, N2 · Market Place, NW11 · Maurice Walk, NW11 · Maya Road, N2 · Meadway Court, NW11 · Meadway, NW11 · Middleway, NW11 · Midholm Close, N2 · Midholm Close, NW11 · Midholm, NW11 · Montrose Court, NW11 · Neale Close, N2 · Neville Drive, N2 · Neville Drive, NW11 · New Ash Close, N2 · New Oak Road, N2 · New Trinity Road, N2 · Norfolk Close, N17 · Norrice Lea, N2 · Northway, NW11 · Nursery Road, N2 · Oak Lane, N2 · Oakridge Drive, N2 · Oakview Gardens, N2 · Oakwood Road, NW11 · Old Farm Road, N2 · Ossulton Way, N2 · Ossulton Way, NW11 · Park Farm Close, N2 · Park Gate, N2 · Park Hall Road, N2 · Park Road, N2 · Plane Tree Walk, N2 · Ploughmans Walk, N2 · Prospect Place, N2 · Prospect Ring, N2 · Pulham Avenue, N2 · Pumphandle Path, N2 · Queens Road, N3 · Raeburn Close, NW11 · Red Lion Hill, N2 · Richmond Road, N2 · Rowan Walk, N2 · Saint Pancras Court, N2 · Sedgemere Avenue, N2 · Shakespeare Gardens, N2 · Sheldon Avenue, N2 · Simms Gardens, N2 · Southern Road, N2 · Southway, NW11 · Spencer Drive, N2 · St Mary’s Green, N2 · Stanley Road, N2 · Strawberry Vale, N2 · Summerlee Avenue, N2 · Summerlee Gardens, N2 · Sutcliffe Close, NW11 · Sylvester Road, N2 · Talbot Avenue, N2 · Tarling Road, N2 · Taunton Drive, N2 · The Bishops Avenue, N2 · The Causeway, N2 · The Leys, N2 · The Market Place, NW11 · The Mead, N2 · The Walks, N2 · Totnes Walk, N2 · Trinity Avenue, N2 · Trinity Road, N2 · Turner Drive, NW11 · Turners Wood, NW11 · Vale Close, N2 · Viceroy Parade, N2 · Vivian Way, N2 · Western Road, N2 · Westholm, NW11 · White Lodge Close, N2 · Whittington Court, N6 · Widecombe Way, N2 · Wildwood Rise, NW11 · William Close, N2 · Wilmot Close, N2 · Winnington Close, N2 · Winnington Road, N2 · Winnington Road, NW11 · Woodlands Avenue, N3 · Woodside, NW11 · Wordsworth Walk, NW11 ·
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