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Finchley Central is a tube station which covers the central part of Finchley - an area formerly called Church End.


Finchley formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has been part of Greater London since 1965.

The main road runs on a north-south axis, and is called Regents Park Road from the North Circular Road until it reaches the station, where the name changes to Ballards Lane. Its heart is the ancient district around the St Mary's Church, where the imposing tower of Pardes House (formally Christ's College Finchley), is a landmark. There is a public library, Church End Library and Finchley police station. Along Ballards Lane, close to the station, is a retail district with some Victorian and Edwardian shoping parade as well as modern shops including Tesco.

To the southeast, along East End Road are two institutions of note Avenue House home to the Finchley Society, and a Jewish cultural centre the Sternberg Centre. South, along Regents Park Road is College Farm the last farm in Finchley, and a statue, referred to locally as 'The Naked Lady', but more properly called La Delivrance. Victoria Park is the home of Finchley Carnival, a large fun fair held every year in July, dating back to 1905.

Finchley Central station opened on 22 August 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway's line between Finsbury Park and Edgware stations. As part of London Underground's Northern Heights plan, Northern line trains started serving the station in 1940 and main line passenger services ended in 1941.

The station was originally named 'Finchley and Hendon'.

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THE STREETS OF FINCHLEY CENTRAL
Albert Place, N3 Albert Place is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Allandale Avenue, N3 Allandale Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Amberden Avenue, N3 Amberden Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Arcadia Avenue, N3 Arcadia Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Arden Road, N3 Arden Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Avondale Road, N3 Avondale Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Basing Way, N3 Basing Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Beechwood Avenue, N3 Beechwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Berkeley Court, N3 Berkeley Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Bibsworth Road, N3 Bibsworth Road is named for a local manor – Bibsworth Manor.
Briar Close, N3 Briar Close is a modern road lying east of the North Circular Road.
Briarfield Avenue, N3 Briarfield Avenue backs onto Finchley Cricket Club.
Broughton Avenue, N3 Broughton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Brownlow Road, N3 Brownlow Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Cavendish Avenue, N3 Cavendish Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Chalgrove Gardens, N3 Chalgrove Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Charter Way, N3 Charter Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Chaville Way, N3 Chaville Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Chessington Avenue, N3 Chessington Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Church Crescent, N3 Church Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Church Cresent, N3 Church Cresent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Church End, N3 Church End is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Claigmar Gardens, N3 Claigmar Gardens was named after the Claigmar Vineyard.
Clandon Gardens, N3 Clandon Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Claremont Park, N3 Claremont Park is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Claverley Grove, N3 Claverley Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Claverley Villas, N3 Claverley Villas is a road in the N3 postcode area
Clifton Avenue, N3 Clifton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
College Terrace, N3 College Terrace links Regents Park Road and Hendon Lane.
Cornwall Avenue, N3 Cornwall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Crescent Rise, N3 Crescent Rise is a road in the N3 postcode area
Crescent Road, N3 Crescent Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cyprus Avenue, N3 Cyprus Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cyprus Gardens, N3 Cyprus Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cyprus Road, N3 Cyprus Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Dancastle Court, N3 Dancastle Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Dollis Park, N3 Dollis Park runs from Regent’s Park Road to St. Mary’s School.
Dollis Road, N3 Dollis Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Dolman Close, N3 Dolman Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dorset Mews, N3 Dorset Mews is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dudley Road, N3 Dudley Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Edge Hill Avenue, N3 Edge Hill Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Elm Court, N3 Elm Court is a road in the N3 postcode area
Elm Park Road, N3 Elm Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Eversleigh Road, N3 Eversleigh Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Fairholme Close, N3 Fairholme Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Fairholme Gardens, N3 Fairholme Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Falkland Avenue, N3 Falkland Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Fitzalan Road, N3 Fitzalan Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Font Hills, N2 Font Hills is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Freston Park, N3 Freston Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Glenhill Close, N3 Glenhill Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Gordon Road, N3 Gordon Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Grass Park, N3 Grass Park developed on the land of Grass Farm.
Gravel Hill, N3 Across the junction of East End Road and Regents Park Road, Gravel Hill runs to Hendon Lane.
Great North Way, N3 Great North Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Greenacres, N3 Greenacres is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Grenville Close, N3 Grenville Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, N3 Grosvenor Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Grove Avenue, N3 Grove Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Gruneisen Road, N3 Gruneisen Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Haslemere Avenue, NW11 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Haslemere Gardens, N3 Haslemere Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hendon Avenue, N3 Hendon Avenue was laid out on the Grass Farm Estate in 1900.
Hervey Close, N3 Hervey Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Highview Gardens, N3 Highview Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hillcrest Gardens, N3 Hillcrest Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hillcrest Gardens, NW2 Hillcrest Gardens is a road in the NW2 postcode area
Holders Hill Drive, N3 Holders Hill Drive is a road in the N3 postcode area
Holly Park Gardens, N3 Holly Park Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Holly Park, N3 Holly Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Holmwood Gardens, N3 Holmwood Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Howes Close, N3 Howes Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Kingsgate Avenue, N3 Kingsgate Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Kingswood Park, N3 Kingswood Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Kinloss Gardens, N3 Kinloss Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Lansdowne Road, N3 Lansdowne Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Latymer Gardens, N3 Latymer Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Lichfield Grove, N3 Lichfield Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Links View, N3 Links View is a road in the N3 postcode area
Lyndhurst Gardens, N3 Lyndhurst Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Manor View, N3 Manor View is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Millers Yard, N3 Millers Yard is a road in the N3 postcode area
Moat Crescent, N3 Moat Crescent is a road in the N3 postcode area
Montpelier Road, N3 Montpelier Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Mountfield Road, N3 Mountfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Nether Close, N3 Nether Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
North Circular Road, N2 North Circular Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
North Circular Road, N3 North Circular Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
North Crescent, N3 North Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Nursery Avenue, N3 Nursery Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Oakfield Road, N3 Oakfield Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Orchard Avenue, N3 Orchard Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Park Avenue, N3 Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Park Cottages, N3 Park Cottages is a road in the N3 postcode area
Park View Road, N3 Park View Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Parklands Drive, N3 Parklands Drive is a road in the N3 postcode area
Parkside, N3 Parkside is a road in the N3 postcode area
Pavilion Mews, N3 Pavilion Mews is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Popes Drive, N3 This is a street in the N3 postcode area
Primrose Close, N3 Primrose Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Princes Avenue, N3 Princes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Priory Close, N3 Priory Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Queens Road, N3 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Queenswood Park, N3 Queenswood Park is part of Finchley Garden Village.
Rathgar Close, N3 Rathgar Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Rawlins Close, N3 Rawlins Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Rectory Close, N3 Rectory Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Redbourne Avenue, N3 Redbourne Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Regents Park Road, N3 Regents Park Road was part of the new London to Finchley turnpike.
Riverside Gardens, N3 Riverside Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Rosemary Avenue, N3 Rosemary Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Saint Paul’s Way, N3 Saint Paul’s Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Salisbury Avenue, N3 Salisbury Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Sellers Hall Close, N3 Sellers Hall Close was built on the site of a house called Elm Grange, demolished in 1894.
Seymour Road, N3 Seymour Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Shakespeare Road, N3 Shakespeare Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Spencer Close, N3 Spencer Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Spencer Court, N3 Spencer Court is a road in the N3 postcode area
St Marys Avenue, N3 St Marys Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
St Michael’s Close, N3 St Michael’s Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
St Pauls Way, N3 St Pauls Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Stanhope Avenue, N3 Stanhope Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Station Close, N3 Station Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Station Road, N3 Station Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Strathmore Gardens, N3 Strathmore Gardens was built on the site of the glasshouses of the Claigmar Vineyard.
Stuart Court, N3 Stuart Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Sylvan Avenue, N3 Sylvan Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Tangle Tree Close, N3 Tangle Tree Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Templars Crescent, N3 Templars Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Templars Cresent, N3 Templars Cresent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
The Avenue, N3 The Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
The Grove, N3 The Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
The Ridgeway, N3 The Ridgeway is a road in the N3 postcode area
Tillingbourne Gardens, N3 Tillingbourne Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Tillingbourne Way, N3 Tillingbourne Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Upper Cavendish Avenue, N3 Upper Cavendish Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Victoria Avenue, N3 Victoria Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Vines Avenue, N3 Vines Avenue was built over an orchard belonging to the nineteenth century Claigmar Vineyard.
Vineyard Grove, N3 Vineyard Grove is a road in the N3 postcode area
Waverley Grove, N3 Waverley Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Wentworth Avenue, N3 Wentworth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Wentworth Park, N3 Wentworth Park was built in the 1930s.
Wickliffe Avenue, N3 Wickliffe Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Willow Way, N3 Willow Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Windermere Avenue, N3 Windermere Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Windsor Close, N3 Windsor Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Windsor Road, N3 Windsor Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Wootton Grove, N3 Wootton Grove is a road in the N3 postcode area



Lynne Hqapgood
Lynne Hqapgood   
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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

John Dye
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

Cassandra Green
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

Martina
Martina   
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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
Abbots Gardens is a circular road with an entrance onto East End Road.
Abbots Gardens is a circular road with an entrance onto East End Road.

https://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=10486

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
Rose Croft Gardens is a cul-de-sac off of Dollis Hill Lane.
Rose Croft Gardens is a cul-de-sac off of Dollis Hill Lane.

https://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=81601

VIEW THE FINCHLEY CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE FINCHLEY CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE FINCHLEY CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE FINCHLEY CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE FINCHLEY CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Finchley Central

Finchley Central is a tube station which covers the central part of Finchley - an area formerly called Church End.

Finchley formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has been part of Greater London since 1965.

The main road runs on a north-south axis, and is called Regents Park Road from the North Circular Road until it reaches the station, where the name changes to Ballards Lane. Its heart is the ancient district around the St Mary's Church, where the imposing tower of Pardes House (formally Christ's College Finchley), is a landmark. There is a public library, Church End Library and Finchley police station. Along Ballards Lane, close to the station, is a retail district with some Victorian and Edwardian shoping parade as well as modern shops including Tesco.

To the southeast, along East End Road are two institutions of note Avenue House home to the Finchley Society, and a Jewish cultural centre the Sternberg Centre. South, along Regents Park Road is College Farm the last farm in Finchley, and a statue, referred to locally as 'The Naked Lady', but more properly called La Delivrance. Victoria Park is the home of Finchley Carnival, a large fun fair held every year in July, dating back to 1905.

Finchley Central station opened on 22 August 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway's line between Finsbury Park and Edgware stations. As part of London Underground's Northern Heights plan, Northern line trains started serving the station in 1940 and main line passenger services ended in 1941.

The station was originally named 'Finchley and Hendon'.
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