Essex Park, N3

Road in/near West Finchley, existing between 1934 and now

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Essex Park, west of Ballards Lane, was built in 1934.

The new suburb of West Finchley was created between Dollis brook and the railway, had its own station from 1933. By the 1930s most farm-land had been taken for housing. Large old houses in their own grounds were increasingly bought as building sites.

Source: Finchley: Introduction | British History Online



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Post by Marian: High Street Barnet

No, it?s not the parade of shops you mention, it?s Middle Row which was demolished in 1889 and was situated to the south of the parish church literally in the middle of the High Street!

Jan
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Post by Jan: The Fairway, N14

We lived here from 1991 until 2008. Southgate and Oakwood stations within walking distance - Oakwood the nearest. A lovely, green and spacious area with Trent Country Park a few minutes walk (opposite Oakwood Station). Good transport links to London/Enfield/Hertfordshire. Unfortunately the opening of Asda Supermarket led to a decline of the area with many of the shops closing. When we left in 2008, many of the shops were open and it was a thriving high street. Iconic Art Deco Southgate station is a sight to see. Even Oakwood station has some Art Deco features - the old newsagent kiosk. Southagate is full of history too.

There was a large dairy when we moved there, but overtime this closed and was replaced with houses (where isn?t?). Enfield Town and Gentleman?s Row are worth a visit. First cash machine at the Barclays Bank in Enfield Town

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1900s
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West Finchley

West Finchley is a station on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line.

West Finchley benefits from being near to several shopping areas and supermarkets. There is a large entertainment complex on the High Road with an eight screen cinema, bowling alley, lido, bar and restaurants. Sporting facilities include clubs for rugby with a leading junior club, tennis and squash. Finchley and Hendon Golf Clubs lie less than a mile away and there are several play and recreation areas with way-marked walks. Finchley Arts Centre opened in 2004 and caters for performing and visual arts.

In 1867 the Great Northern Railway opened a line to Mill Hill (later Mill Hill East) and Edgware with stations at East Finchley and Finchley (later Finchley Central). A branch from Finchley to High Barnet, with stations at Woodside Park and Whetstone (called Totteridge and Whetstone) opened in 1872.

West Finchley station at Nether Street, south of Woodside Park, was only added in 1933. The railway greatly increased accessibility from London. The railway became part of the London Passenger Transport Board’s Northern line, which was electrified to East Finchley in 1939, to High Barnet in 1940, and to Mill Hill East in 1941.

Intermediate or east-west journeys were less easy. Trams had been suggested in 1880 but it was not until 1898 that the Metropolitan Tramways and Omnibus Co. seriously proposed to introduce them to Finchley and only in 1905 that a route was opened by Metropolitan Electric Tramways (the M.E.T.) between Highgate and Whetstone. It was extended to the Hertfordshire boundary in 1906 and to Barnet in 1907 and was crossed by one from New Southgate to North Finchley and Golders Green from 1909.

A tramway depot opened just off the Great North Road near Tally Ho Corner by 1908 became the focus of the M.E.T.’s system before it was superseded by trolley-buses in 1938.All trolley-buses disappeared between 1959 and 1962. In 1959 and 1964 the deficiencies of London Transport buses were such that Finchley B.C. considered running its own.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Akiva School:   Akiva is a one-form independent (fee-paying) school in a three-storey former convent school building on the Manor House site in Finchley.
Brent Lodge:   Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of ’Warren’s Gift’, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824.
Coathouse Farm:   Coathouse Farm was the seat of the Peacock family.
Folly Brook:   Folly Brook is a 2 1⁄4 mile long brook.
Leo Baeck College:   Leo Baeck College is a privately funded rabbinical seminary and centre for the training of teachers in Jewish education.
Long Lane Pasture:   Long Lane Pasture is a meadow hidden away in the heart of North London’s suburbs.
Lovers Walk, N3:   Lovers Walk is an old thoroughfare which was never upgraded to become a road in its own right,
Manorside Primary School:   Manorside Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Moss Hall:   Moss Hall was named after the Mosse family.
Moss Hall Infant School:   Moss Hall Infant School accepts children between the ages of 5 and 7.
Moss Hall Junior School:   Moss Hall Junior School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Moss Hall Nursery School:   Moss Hall is a local authority nursery school.
Moss Hall Tavern:   The Moss Hall Tavern opened in 1871 and became known as "The Elephant".
Northside Primary School:   Northside Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Riverside Walk:   
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School:   St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School is a girls school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School:   St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School is a mixed school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Sussex Ring, N12:   Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
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.
The Woodside Park Sports and Social Club:   


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alexandra Grove, N12 · Anastasia Mews, N12 · Argyle Road, N12 · Ashbourne Close, N12 · Ashbourne Court, N12 · Avondale Avenue, N12 · Avondale Road, N3 · Ballards Lane, N3 · Berkeley Court, N3 · Birkbeck Road, N12 · Brent Way, N3 · Briar Close, N3 · Briarfield Avenue, N3 · Brook Meadow, N12 · Brownlow Road, N3 · Budd Close, N12 · Chaville Way, N3 · Chesterfield Road, N12 · Chesterfield Road, N3 · Chislehurst Avenue, N12 · Church Path, N12 · Claigmar Gardens, N3 · Claverley Grove, N3 · Claverley Villas, N3 · Clements Close, N12 · Cliveden Close, N12 · Cornwall Avenue, N3 · Court House Gardens, N3 · Courthouse Road, N12 · Courthouse Road, N3 · Dale Grove, N12 · Dorie Mews, N12 · Dorset Mews, N3 · Dudley Road, N3 · East End Road, N3 · Essex Park, N3 · Etchingham Court, N3 · Etchingham Park Road, N3 · Falkland Avenue, N3 · Finchley Court, N3 · Finchley Way, N3 · Framfield Close, N12 · Fursby Avenue, N3 · Gainsborough Court, N12 · Gainsborough Road, N12 · Glenhill Close, N3 · Grange Avenue, N12 · Green Bank, N12 · Green Lane, N2 · Grove Avenue, N3 · Gruneisen Road, N3 · Guildown Avenue, N12 · Hamilton Way, N3 · Hervey Close, N3 · Hillcourt Avenue, N12 · Holden Avenue, N12 · Holden Road, N12 · Holdenhurst Avenue, N12 · Holdenhurst Avenue, N3 · Holmwood Gardens, N3 · Hoptree Close, N12 · Howcroft Crescent, N3 · Huntly Drive, N3 · Hutton Grove, N12 · Lichfield Grove, N3 · Little Cedars, N12 · Long Lane, N3 · Lorian Close, N12 · Manor Cottages Approach, N2 · Manor View, N3 · Millers Yard, N3 · Montpelier Road, N3 · Montrose Crescent, N12 · Moss Hall Crescent, N12 · Moss Hall Grove, N12 · Mossborough Close, N12 · Nether Close, N3 · Nether Street, N12 · Nether Street, N3 · Nethercourt Avenue, N3 · Netherfield Road, N12 · Northiam, N12 · Northumberland House, N3 · Nursery Avenue, N3 · Oakdene Park, N3 · Oakfield Road, N3 · Park Avenue, N3 · Park Close, N12 · Park Crescent, N12 · Park Crescent, N3 · Park Cresent, N3 · Park View Road, N3 · Parkside, N3 · Pavilion Mews, N3 · Popes Drive, N3 · Poynings Way, N12 · Primrose Close, N3 · Princes Avenue, N3 · Queens Avenue, N3 · Redbourne Avenue, N3 · Riverside Walk, N12 · Rosemary Avenue, N3 · Saddlescombe Way, N12 · Saint Paul’s Way, N3 · Seymour Road, N3 · Shakespeare Road, N3 · Singleton Scarp, N12 · Southover, N12 · Springfield Close, N12 · Squires Lane, N3 · St Andrew’s Close, N12 · St Pauls Way, N3 · Station Approach, N12 · Station Close, N3 · Station Road, N3 · Strathmore Gardens, N3 · Sylvan Avenue, N3 · Tangle Tree Close, N3 · The Grove, N3 · The Oaks, N12 · The Ridgeway, N3 · Thyra Grove, N12 · Tillingham Way, N12 · Twineham Green, N12 · Vines Avenue, N3 · Vineyard Grove, N3 · Walmington Fold, N12 · Wentworth Avenue, N3 · Wentworth Close, N3 · Wentworth Park, N3 · West Avenue, N3 · Westbury Grove, N12 · Westbury Road, N12 · Willow Way, N3 · Woodberry Gardens, N12 · Woodside Avenue, N12 · Woodside Grange Road, N12 · Woodside Park Road, N12 · Wootton Grove, N3 ·
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