Finchley High Road, N12

Road in/near Woodside Park, existing until now

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The main road through Finchley was first laid out just before 1300.

Tickets were sold to travellers at a tollbooth near the White Lion to pay for the road to be repaired. At the top of the hill beyond the Bald Faced Stag the road ran across the infamous Finchley Common.

The White Lion’s name then was The Dirt House. ’Street manure’ (effluent from the streets and cesspits of London) was brought to Finchley to be used on the hay fields. The carters of the manure did not want to pay the extra cost of the toll so stopped at the inn.

Here the farmers and carters probably conducted their transactions and the carts would return to London with hay. By the 1830s railways made the high road less important. The toll ceased in 1862 and the tollgate was removed in 1903.

East Finchley station opened in 1868 as part of the Great Northern Railway. At first it was called East End Finchley station, but during the 1880s the name East End became associated with the poorest parts of London, and locals asked the railway company to rename the station. It became East Finchley in 1886.

Where the Phoenix Cinema is today was Nevil Smart’s tile and brick yards from the 1820s until the 1860s. On East End Road is the old building of Holy Trinity School which was opened in 1847 by local Anglicans.

It was the first Industrial National School. Children were taught practical skills. Girls were taught how to cook, clean, and sew. Boys were taught to look after farm animals (husbandry), and gardening. The school moved to Market Place in 1974.

Where Budgen’s is today, a Congregational community built a church in 1878 with a 130-foot spire and clock. In 1965 it was demolished and a new modern church built. In 1989 the new church was sold to a Muslim group and after refurbishment it reopened in 1996 as the North London Jamatkhana, an Islamic community centre.

Park Hall House on Fortis Green was sold in 1877 to builders. They built the Park Hall Estate shops (Cavendish Terrace, Camden Terrace and Park Hall Place), and houses including Park Hall, Lincoln, Bedford, Hertford, Leister, and Durham roads.

A tramline (1905) promoted further developments and by 1914 the High Road become East Finchley’s main shopping district, and most of the streets were full of houses. There were two cinemas, the Athenaeum and the Picture Palace (now the Phoenix Cinema), and a temperance inn, The Black Bass Tavern, from the mid 1880s until 1965.

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Marian
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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!

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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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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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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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Woodside Park

Woodside Park is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

It is very varied in character. The area to the east of the tube station consists predominantly of large Victorian houses, many of which have been converted into flats.

The area grew because of Woodside Park station. This was planned by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) and was originally opened as Torrington Park 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 that ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate. The station was renamed within a month of opening, and again in 1882.

After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies the line was, from 1923, part of the London & 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 begun in the late 1930s. The 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. The station still retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.

The north-western part of the area, which can also be regarded as the part of Totteridge in N12 rather than N20, is sometimes called Woodside Park Garden Suburb and consists of semi-detached or detached 3 to 4 bedroom houses built in the 1950s. It includes the Woodside Park Club.

The eastern boundary of the Garden Suburb is the Dollis Brook and the southern boundary is the Folly Brook. To the south of this Suburb is an area of 1920s and 1930s houses, where many of the roads are named after places in Sussex, such as Sussex Ring and Cissbury Ring.

Between the Garden Suburb and the Northern Line is an area originally of Victorian housing. Many of the houses, including the former residence of Spike Milligan, have been pulled down and replaced by modern housing or blocks of flats. Much of this area consists of a council estate where Emma Bunton grew up.

There is a small amount of commercial activity around the mini roundabout at Chanctonbury Way, which was originally the main shopping area for Woodside Park, providing basic services such as a post office, a butcher and an ironmonger. Since the creation of North Finchley shopping parade, many of the original shops have closed down and have been replaced by specialised businesses.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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.
Folly Brook:   Folly Brook is a 2 1⁄4 mile long brook.
North Finchley:   North Finchley is a suburb in the London Borough of Barnet, seven miles north north-west of Charing Cross.
Northside Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Riverside Walk:   
Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Street, N12 · Alexandra Grove, N12 · Anastasia Mews, N12 · Argyle Road, N12 · Ashbourne Close, N12 · Ashbourne Court, N12 · Avenue Road, N12 · Avondale Avenue, N12 · Birkbeck Road, N12 · Britannia Road, N12 · Brook Meadow, N12 · Brookmeadow, N12 · Budd Close, N12 · Burtonhole Lane, N12 · Castle Mews, N12 · Castle Road, N12 · Chanctonbury Way, N12 · Church Path, N12 · Church Path, N20 · Church Path, N5 · Cissbury Ring North, N12 · Clements Close, N12 · Cliveden Close, N12 · Coleridge Road, N12 · Croft Mews, N20 · Dale Grove, N12 · Derby Avenue, N12 · Dorie Mews, N12 · Finchley High Road, N12 · Finchley Park, N12 · Folkington Corner, N12 · Four Acres, N12 · Frederick’s Place, N12 · Friern Watch Avenue, N12 · Frith Manor Farm Cottages, N12 · Gainsborough Court, N12 · Gainsborough Road, N12 · Grand Arcade, N12 · Grange Avenue, N12 · Green Bank, N12 · Grove Road, N12 · Hall Street, N12 · Highwood Avenue, N12 · Holden Avenue, N12 · Holden Road, N12 · Hoptree Close, N12 · Hughes Close, N12 · Hutton Grove, N12 · Lambert Road, N12 · Lambert Way, N12 · Laurel View, N12 · Limes Avenue, N12 · Linkside, N12 · Little Cedars, N12 · Lodge Lane, N12 · Lorian Close, N12 · Nether Street, N12 · Netherfield Road, N12 · Northwood Gardens, N12 · Percy Road, N12 · Poynings Way, N12 · Pycombe Corner, N12 · Ravensdale Avenue, N12 · Regent Close, N12 · Riverside Walk, N12 · Rodmell Slope, N12 · Saddlescombe Way, N12 · Singleton Scarp, N12 · Springfield Close, N12 · St Andrew’s Close, N12 · Stanhope Road, N12 · Station Approach, N12 · Steynings Way, N12 · The Oaks, N12 · Theobald’s Avenue, N12 · Victoria Grove, N12 · Westbury Road, N12 · Whittington Mews, N12 · Winifred Place, N12 · Wolstonbury, N12 · Woodside Avenue, N12 · Woodside Grange Road, N12 · Woodside Grove, N12 · Woodside Park Road, N12 ·

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