Colney Hatch Lane, N10

Road in/near Muswell Hill, existing until now

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Once south of the North Circular Road, Colney Hatch Lane is part of Muswell Hill.

Friern Barnet’s road system was established by the late 15th century and the main north-south routing in those days was the long road which makes up Friern Barnet Lane in the north, becoming Colney Hatch Lane in the south. It had been the principal highway from London to the north of England until replaced by the Great North Road by the early 14th century.

Colney Hatch Lane got its modern name in 1846. Earlier it was Halliwick Street (Halwykstrete) in 1398 and Muswell Hill Lane or Aspen Lane in 1801.

Source: Friern Barnet: Introduction | British History Online



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VIEW THE MUSWELL HILL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE MUSWELL HILL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE MUSWELL HILL AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE MUSWELL HILL AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE MUSWELL HILL AREA IN THE 1900s
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Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill - a little bit respectable

The name Muswell is believed to come from a natural spring or well (the Mossy Well), said to have miraculous properties. The traditional story tells that a Scottish king was cured of disease after drinking the water. The area became a place of pilgrimage for healing during medieval times. The River Moselle, which has its source in Muswell Hill and Highgate, derives its name from this district; it was originally known as the Mosa or Mosella.

Solidly middle class and suburban, Muswell Hill comes with all the necessary trimmings: double income families, Range Rovers, designer-clad mothers, and au-pair girls by the score. Sober and respectable Edwardian terraces, many with lovingly preserved period details and well-tended gardens, are the order of the day.

The hill-top location offers wonderful views over the city; and the steep gradient gives the place an elevated air which sets it apart from the less refined places closer to sea level and more familiar with the bustle and grit of the capital.

As befits so well-established an area, Muswell Hill is well supplied with shops and restaurants, cafes and wine-bars. The Broadway is the main drag and has the usual High Street suspects, but there are also good specialist outlets selling books, antiques, hand-made toys, furniture and the like.

In 1964, two young Muswell Hill residents, the brothers Ray and Dave Davies, formed The Kinks. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. The Davies' parents' home at 6 Denmark Terrace, Fortis Green, remains a magnet for rock music tourists.

In March 2013 Muswell Hill was named one of the five most desirable places to live in London in The Sunday Times 'Best Places To Live' guide.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alexandra Park:   
Coldfall Primary School:   Coldfall Primary School lies at the end of Coldfall Avenue.
Coppetts Wood Primary School and Children’s Centre:   Coppetts Wood Primary School and Children’s Centre opened in 2008.
Crouch End Playing Fields:   
Fortismere School:   Fortismere School is a comprehensive school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Friern Hospital:   Friern Hospital (formerly Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum) was a psychiatric hospital.
Highgate Wood:   
Hollickwood Primary School:   Hollickwood Primary School is a mixed foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Muswell Hill:   Muswell Hill - a little bit respectable
Muswell Hill Farm:   Muswell Hill Farm lay on the east side of the road south of the junction with Pembroke Road.
Muswell Hill Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Muswell Hill Sports Ground:   
Norfolk House School:   Norfork House School is an independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Our Lady of Muswell Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St James Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Tetherdown Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Treehouse School:   Non-maintained special school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Woodstar School:   The Woodstar School is an independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albion Avenue, N10 · Alexander Park Road, N10 · Alexandra Gardens, N10 · Alexandra Palace Way, N22 · Alexandra Palace Way, N8 · Alexandra Palace, N22 · Alexandra Park Road, N10 · Alexandra Road, N10 · Alma Road, N10 · Arncliffe Close, N11 · Ash Grove, N10 · Asher Loftus Way, N11 · Athenaeum Place, N10 · Atlas Road, N11 · Audley Close, N10 · Avenue Mews, N10 · Balmoral Avenue, N11 · Barnard Hill, N10 · Baron Close, N11 · Barrenger Road, N10 · Barrington Court, N10 · Beattock Rise, N10 · Bedford Close, N10 · Birchwood Avenue, N10 · Bobby Moore Way, N10 · Burlington Road, N10 · Cambridge Gardens, N10 · Cascade Avenue, N10 · Catterick Close, N11 · Cheddar Close, N11 · Church Crescent, N10 · Church Cresent, N10 · Coldfall Avenue, N10 · Collingwood Avenue, N10 · Colney Hatch Lane, N10 · Colney Hatch Lane, N11 · Coniston Road, N10 · Connaught Gardens, N10 · Coppetts Road, N10 · Coppetts Wood Avenue, N11 · Coverdale Road, N11 · Cranley Gardens, N10 · Cranley Gardens, N8 · Creighton Avenue, N10 · Cromwell Road, N10 · Crown Road, N10 · Curzon Road, N10 · Deepdale Close, N11 · Donovan Avenue, N10 · Duchess Close, N11 · Dukes Avenue, N10 · Dukes Avenue, N22 · Dukes Mews, N10 · Earl Close, N11 · Eastwood Road, N10 · Ellington Road, N10 · Elm Way, N11 · Elms Avenue, N10 · Etheldene Avenue, N10 · Everington Road, N10 · Fairfax Way, N10 · Firs Avenue, N10 · Firs Avenue, N11 · Fortis Green Avenue, N2 · Fortis Green Road, N10 · Fortis Green, N10 · Fortismere Avenue, N10 · Friends Meeting House, N10 · George Crescent, N10 · Gilson Place, N10 · Goodwyn’s Vale, N10 · Grand Avenue, N10 · Grasmere Road, N10 · Grassington Close, N11 · Greenham Road, N10 · Greenway Close, N11 · Grosvenor Gardens, N10 · Grosvenor Road, N22 · Grove Avenue, N10 · Haldane Close, N10 · Halliwick Road, N10 · Halton Close, N11 · Hampden Road, N10 · High Ridge, N10 · Hill Road, N10 · Hillfield Park Mews, N10 · Hillfield Park, N10 · Holt Close, N10 · Holt Close, N6 · Hopkins Close, N10 · Ireton Close, N10 · Kendalmere Close, N10 · Kensington Close, N11 · Kettlewell Close, N11 · Kings Avenue, N10 · Laburnum Close, N11 · Lansdowne Road, N10 · Larch Close, N11 · Lauradale Road, N10 · Leaside Avenue, N10 · Leaside Mansions, N10 · Leinster Road, N10 · Linden Road, N10 · Marriott Road, N10 · Martins Walk, N10 · Martins Walk, N8 · Martock Gardens, N11 · Meadow Drive, N10 · Melbourne Court, N10 · Methuen Park, N10 · Midhurst Avenue, N2 · Midhurst Parade, N10 · Muswell Avenue, N10 · Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 · Muswell Hill Place, N10 · Muswell Hill Road, N10 · Muswell Mews, N10 · Muswell Road, N10 · Nelson Mandela Close, N10 · Newton Avenue, N10 · North Circular Road, N10 · North Circular Road, N11 · Oak Avenue, N10 · Onslow Gardens, N10 · Orion Road, N10 · Osier Crescent, N10 · Otley Court, N11 · Pages Hill, N10 · Pages Lane, N10 · Palace Court Gardens, N10 · Parkham Way, N10 · Pegasus Way, N11 · Pembroke Mews, N10 · Pembroke Road, N10 · Pert Close, N10 · Pickering Gardens, N11 · Pinkham Way, N10 · Pinkham Way, N11 · Poplar Grove, N11 · Princes Avenue, N10 · Princes Lane, N10 · Princess Park Manor, N11 · Queens Avenue, N10 · Queens Lane, N10 · Radstock Close, N11 · Ribblesdale Avenue, N11 · Roman Road, N10 · Rookfield Avenue, N10 · Rookfield Close, N10 · Rosebery Mews, N10 · Rosebery Road, N10 · Royal Drive, N11 · Saint James’s Lane, N10 · Seymour Court, N10 · Shapwick Close, N11 · Shepherds Cottages, N10 · Silver Birch Close, N11 · Skipton Close, N11 · Sparkford Gardens, N11 · Springfield Avenue, N10 · Springfield Avenue, N22 · St James Lane, N10 · St James’s Lane, N10 · St Regis Close, N10 · Station Road, N11 · Steeds Road, N10 · Strawberry Terrace, N10 · Summerland Gardens, N10 · Sutton Road, N10 · Sycamore Hill, N11 · Sydney Road, N10 · Teresa Walk, N10 · Tetherdown, N10 · The Chine, N10 · The Paddock, N10 · The Vale, N10 · The Viaduct, N10 · Thirlmere Road, N10 · Trott Road, N10 · Twyford Court, N10 · Viscount Close, N11 · Wellfield Avenue, N10 · Wensley Close, N11 · Wetherill Road, N10 · Wharfdale Close, N11 · Wilton Court, N10 · Wilton Road, N10 · Windermere Road, N10 · Winterburn Close, N11 · Wood Vale, N10 · Woodberry Crescent, N10 · Woodberry Cresent, N10 · Woodland Gardens, N10 · Woodland Rise, N10 · Woodside Avenue, N10 ·
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