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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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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
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.
Darland’s Lake Nature Reserve:   Darland’s Lake Nature Reserve is a nature reserve south of Totteridge Village.
Dollis Brook Viaduct:   The Dollis Brook Viaduct carries the London Underground's Northern line from Mill Hill East station to Finchley Central station. It is the highest point on the London Underground above ground level, reaching nearly 60 feet (18 metres).
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.
Frith Manor Primary School:   Frith Manor Primary School is a mixed school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Grass Farm:   Grass Farm was developed in the late 19th century.
Lovers Walk, N3:   Lovers Walk is an old thoroughfare which was never upgraded to become a road in its own right,
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.
Riverside Walk:   
St Mary’s CofE Primary School:   St Mary’s is a voluntary aided mixed primary school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
Sussex Ring, N12:   Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
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.
The Woodside Park Sports and Social Club:   
Torrington House:   The Torrington Arms (Torrington House) opened in the 1830s.
Woodridge Nature Reserve:   Woodridge Nature Reserve is a 0.7 hectare Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation.
Woodridge Primary School:   Woodridge Primary School is a mixed community primary school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abercorn Road, NW7 · Albert Place, N3 · Albert Street, N12 · Alexandra Grove, N12 · Anastasia Mews, N12 · Argyle Road, N12 · Arlington, N12 · Ashbourne Court, N12 · Avenue Road, N12 · Avondale Avenue, N12 · Birkbeck Road, N12 · Brent Way, N3 · Brook Meadow, N12 · Budd Close, N12 · Burtonhole Lane, N12 · Chanctonbury Way, N12 · Chaville Way, N3 · Chesterfield Road, N12 · Chesterfield Road, N3 · Church Crescent, N3 · Church Cresent, N3 · Church Path, N12 · Cissbury Ring North, N12 · Cissbury Ring South, N12 · Clements Close, N12 · Clifton Avenue, N3 · Cliveden Close, N12 · Coleridge Road, N12 · Coppice Walk, N20 · Crescent Rise, N3 · Crescent Road, N3 · Croft Mews, N20 · Dollis Avenue, N3 · Dollis Park, N3 · Dollis Road, N3 · Elm Court, N3 · Elm Park Road, N3 · Elmstead Close, N20 · Eversleigh Road, N3 · Finchley High Road, N12 · Finchley Way, N3 · Folkington Corner, N12 · Framfield Close, N12 · Frederick’s Place, N12 · Fursby Avenue, N3 · Gainsborough Court, N12 · Gainsborough Road, N12 · Gordon Road, N3 · Grass Park, N3 · Green Bank, N12 · Grosvenor Road, N3 · Grove Avenue, N3 · Guildown Avenue, N12 · Hamilton Way, N3 · Highwood Avenue, N12 · Holden Avenue, N12 · Holden Road, N12 · Hughes Close, N12 · Hutton Grove, N12 · Lansdowne Road, N3 · Laurel View, N12 · Laurel Way, N20 · Lawford House, N3 · Limes Avenue, N12 · Links View, N3 · Linkside, N12 · Little Cedars, N12 · Lorian Close, N12 · Lovers Walk, NW7 · Lullington Garth, N12 · Lyndhurst Gardens, N3 · Michleham Down, N12 · Nether Close, N3 · Nether Street, N12 · Nether Street, N3 · Netherfield Road, N12 · Northiam, N12 · Oakdene Park, N3 · Offham Slope, N12 · Percy Road, N12 · Popes Drive, N3 · Poynings Way, N12 · Priory Close, N3 · Pycombe Corner, N12 · Riverside Walk, N12 · Rodmell Slope, N12 · Saddlescombe Way, N12 · Sellers Hall Close, N3 · Shakespeare Road, N3 · Shortgate, N12 · Singleton Scarp, N12 · Southover, N12 · Springfield Close, N12 · St Andrew’s Close, N12 · Station Approach, N12 · Steynings Way, N12 · Stuart Court, N3 · The Grove, N3 · The Oaks, N12 · Theobald’s Avenue, N12 · Totteridge Green, N20 · Victoria Avenue, N3 · Walmington Fold, N12 · West Avenue, N3 · Westbury Road, N12 · Westlinton Close, NW7 · Willow End, N20 · Winifred Place, N12 · Wolstonbury, N12 · Woodside Avenue, N12 · Woodside Grange Road, N12 · Woodside Grove, N12 · Woodside Park Road, N12 ·
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