Birley Road, N20

Road in/near Totteridge And Whetstone

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Birley Road is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.

The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.


Totteridge And Whetstone

Before becoming part of the London Borough of Barnet in 1965, Totteridge was in Hertfordshire and Whetstone in Middlesex.

The boundary to the north and east is the Dollis Brook and the boundary to the south is that river’s tributary, the Folly Brook. While these rivers define the parish and the area covered by the residents’ association, the southern part of the area (with postcode N12 rather than N20) is generally regarded as being in Woodside Park.

The main road is the A5109, which runs roughly east-west. The western part is called Totteridge Common, the central part by the village green is called Totteridge Village and the eastern part is called Totteridge Lane; the Lane continues into Whetstone, terminating at its junction with High Road Whetstone. At the western end of Totteridge Common is a set of traffic lights; the road to the north from these lights, Hendon Wood Lane, is just to the west of the western boundary.

Totteridge Village itself has many spacious detached properties in a rural setting that are highly valued - some of the most expensive houses in London. Thus its past and present residents include the rich and famous, such as Frankie Vaughan and many top footballers. More modest housing predominates at the eastern end of Totteridge.

A famous person born in Totteridge was Henry Edward Cardinal Manning. His biographer Lytton Strachey lived near the house where he was born.

The name is a corruption of "Tatta’s Ridge", Tatta presumably being a local Anglo-Saxon notable. The ridge is the high ground between the valleys of the Dollis Brook and Folly Brook.

Totteridge & Whetstone station was planned by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) and was originally opened as Whetstone and Totteridge on 1 April 1872 by the Great Northern Railway (which had taken over the EH&LR). The station was on a branch of a line whose main part ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate.

After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies the line was, from 1923, part of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). The section of the High Barnet branch north of East Finchley was incorporated into the London Underground network through the "Northern Heights" project which begun in the late 1930s. Totteridge and Whetstone station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940 and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941

Alma Primary:   Alma Primary School is a Jewish school (capacity 210) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Brook Farm Open Space:   Brook Farm Open Space is part of upper Dollis Brook.
Coathouse Farm:   Coathouse Farm was the seat of the Peacock family.
Finchley Catholic High School:   Finchley Catholic High School is a comprehensive boys’ secondary school with a coeducational sixth form in North Finchley. It accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Malt and Hops:   The Malt and Hops was situated at 891 High Road, N12.
Northside Primary School:   Northside Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Oakleigh Park Farm:   Oakleigh Park Farm was immediately south of where Chandos Avenue is now.
Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School:   Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Solomon’s Terrace:   Solomon’s Terrace was a little alley that left the main road, over a stone arch with eight little cottages.
St John’s CofE Primary School:   St John’s Primary School is a mixed Church of England school.
Swan and Pyramids:   The Swan & Pyramids was situated at 975 High Road.
The Holmewood School:   The Holmewood School London, is a school for 7-19-year-olds with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other language, communication and social difficulties.
Torrington House:   The Torrington Arms (Torrington House) opened in the 1830s.
Totteridge And Whetstone:   Before becoming part of the London Borough of Barnet in 1965, Totteridge was in Hertfordshire and Whetstone in Middlesex.
Whetstone:   It is thought that Whetstone was named after the stone used to sharpen knives and other tools, a chunk of which is located on the High Road, on the pavement outside the Griffin pub.
Whetstone Stray:   Whetstone Stray is parkland created during the twentieth century from former farmland.

Albert Street, N12 · Allum Way, N20 · Amber Close, EN5 · Anastasia Mews, N12 · Ashbourne Close, N12 · Ashbourne Court, N12 · Athenaeum Road, N20 · Avenue Road, N12 · Avondale Avenue, N12 · Baxendale, N20 · Birley Road, N20 · Blakeney Close, N20 · Britannia Road, N12 · Brookmead Court, N20 · Buckingham Avenue, N20 · Budd Close, N12 · Calton Road, EN5 · Capel Close, N20 · Carpenters Close, EN5 · Charnwood Place, N20 · Cherry Hill, EN5 · Church Path, N12 · Cliveden Close, N12 · Coleridge Road, N12 · Coniston Close, N20 · County Gate, EN5 · County Gate, N20 · Croft Mews, N20 · Dale Close, EN5 · Dalmeny Road, EN5 · Darcy Close, N20 · Derwent Crescent, N20 · Domville Close, N20 · Dorie Mews, N12 · Downland Close, N20 · Elkanette Mews, N20 · Farnham Close, N20 · Finchley High Road, N12 · Finchley Park, N12 · Franklin Close, N20 · Frederick’s Place, N12 · Friern Mount Drive, N20 · Friern Park, N12 · Friern Watch Avenue, N12 · Gainsborough Road, N12 · Grange Avenue, N12 · Grangeview Road, N20 · Great Bushey Drive, N20 · Green Bank, N12 · Green Road, N20 · Hall Street, N12 · Hayward Road, N20 · High Road, N20 · Highwood Avenue, N12 · Hillier Close, EN5 · Holden Avenue, N12 · Holyrood Road, EN5 · Hughes Close, N12 · Kingswood Close, N20 · Langton Avenue, N20 · Laurel View, N12 · Limes Avenue, N12 · Links Court, N20 · Little Cedars, N12 · Lodge Lane, N12 · Longland Drive, N20 · Lyonsdown Avenue, EN5 · Macaret Close, N20 · Maxfield Close, N20 · Mayfield Avenue, N12 · Monks Avenue, EN5 · Mountview Court, N20 · Naylor Road, N20 · Netherfield Road, N12 · Northumberland Road, EN5 · Northumberland Road, N20 · Northwood Gardens, N12 · Oak Tree Drive, N20 · Oakleigh Gardens, N20 · Oakleigh Mews, N20 · Okehampton Close, N12 · Oxford Gardens, N20 · Percy Road, N12 · Rasper Road, N20 · Ravensdale Avenue, N12 · Ridgeview Road, N20 · Sherwood Street, N20 · Sherwood Terrace, N20 · South Mount, N20 · St Andrew’s Close, N12 · St John’s Close, N20 · St Margarets Avenue, N20 · St. Margaret’s Avenue, N20 · Stanhope Road, N12 · Swan Lane, N20 · Sweets Way, N20 · Thatcham Gardens, N20 · The Oaks, N12 · Theobald’s Avenue, N12 · Totteridge Lane, N20 · Victoria Grove, N12 · Walfield Avenue, EN5 · Walfield Avenue, N20 · Welbeck Close, N12 · Well Grove, N20 · Wessex Court, N20 · Whetstone Close, N20 · Whittington Mews, N12 · Willenhall Avenue, EN5 · Winifred Place, N12 · Woodside Avenue, N12 · Woodside Grange Road, N12 · Woodside Grove, N12 · Woodside Lane, N12 · Woodside Park Road, N12 ·
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