Highwood Hill, NW7

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Highwood Hill links the Rising Sun pub with Totteridge.

“It is no uncommon thing to see 100 loads of hay go up to London on market day and each of the teams bring back a load of dung for dressing the land”, writes John Middleton in his "View of the Agriculture of Middlesex" (1798).

Hay farming, he says, was mixed with sheep farming; pig farming too “purchased fat by the hog­butchers of London”.

Some got rich through hay farming and some built many large mansions along Totteridge Lane, Highwood Hill and The Ridgeway. The landlords of these properties were allowed to enclose fields all over the area and the common lands, where the poor could graze their pigs, cows and geese, became much smaller and fewer, impoverishing those dependent on such land.

Lavish parks were laid out around their mansions, and the residents dammed streams to form ornamental waters and planted trees on the common
pastures - evidence of these trees and pools can be seen today.

Totteridge’s traditional managed hay meadows were created by the rich at great cost to the evicted tenants. By 1815 the small yeoman farmer had almost disappeared.

Source: Mill Hill Preservation Society



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VIEW THE MILL HILL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE MILL HILL AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE MILL HILL AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE MILL HILL AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE MILL HILL AREA IN THE 1900s
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Mill Hill

Mill Hill lies along The Ridgeway, with green belt either side.

There are a number of areas of Mill Hill, but the core is Mill Hill Village.

Partingdale and Burtonhole form a distinct valley north of The Ridgeway. North is Folly Farm and Folly Brook, a tributary of the Dollis Brook, running west to east. Between The Ridgeway and Folly Brook are the National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Farm, a garden centre called Finchley Nurseries, and several sports grounds.

Arrandene Open Space and Featherstone Hill is a large open space which is bordered by Wise Lane, Wills Grove, Milespit Hill and The Ridgeway. While there are many open spaces in the area, Arrandene is unique because of its many open fields, meadows and woodland. The open fields were originally hay meadows which provided feed for the horses pulling carriages north to Barnet and beyond.

There is a non-denominational Mill Hill Cemetery, formerly known as the 'Paddington District Cemetery'. The 1960s pop singer Billy Fury is buried there, and there are also some Dutch war graves. To the southwest is a small suburban district called Poets' Corner, and to the north an old estate, now a nature reserve, Moat Mount Open Space.

With Mill Hill Village as the core of Mill Hill, railway expansion in the nineteenth century brought the developments of Mill Hill Broadway and Mill Hill East, both having separate centres from Mill Hill itself.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Apex Corner:   The A1 (Barnet Bypass) and A41 (Watford Bypass) converge at Apex Corner roundabout.
Arrandene Open Space:   
Barnet Gate Wood:   This small woodland is public open space, owned and managed by Barnet Council.
Chase Lodge Playing Field:   
Copthall School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Courtland School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Ellern Mede School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Fairway Primary School and Children’s Centre:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Featherstone Farm:   Featherstone Farm was situated south of Bunns Lane.
Goodwyn School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Highwood Park:   
Mill Hill:   Mill Hill lies along The Ridgeway, with green belt either side.
Mill Hill Country Club:   
Mill Hill County High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Mill Hill Park:   
Mill Hill School Foundation:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Moat Mount Open Space:   This open space is part of the Moat Mount and Scratchwood Country Park, owned and managed by the London Borough of Barnet.
Northway School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Powerleague Millhill:   
St Joseph:   
St Martin’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Mill Field:   


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Apex Corner (1920s):   This view of the Apex Corner roundabout shows the original Apex Garage.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Althorp Close, EN5 · Althorp Close, NW7 · Apex Parade, NW7 · Austell Gardens, NW7 · Bampton Drive, NW7 · Barnet Gate Lane, EN5 · Barnet Way, NW7 · Bedford Road, NW7 · Birkbeck Road, NW7 · Bittacy Park Avenue, NW7 · Bittacy Rise, NW7 · Brabourne Heights, NW7 · Brancaster Drive, NW7 · Bressay Drive, NW7 · Briston Mews, NW7 · Broadway, NW7 · Brockenhurst Gardens, NW7 · Brookfield Avenue, NW7 · Brookfield Crescent, NW7 · Buckland Close, NW7 · Bunns Lane, NW7 · Burnham Close, NW7 · Burton Hole Lane, NW7 · Burtonhole Lane, NW7 · Byron Road, NW7 · Chalet Estate, NW7 · Champions Way, NW7 · Chantry Close, EN5 · Chantry Close, NW7 · Church Close, NW7 · Clarence Court, NW7 · Colenso Drive, NW7 · Copthall Drive, NW7 · Courtland Avenue, NW7 · Croft Close, NW7 · Crown Close, NW7 · Daws Lane, NW7 · Eleanor Crescent, NW7 · Ellesmere Avenue, NW7 · Elmgate Gardens, NW7 · Engel Park, NW7 · Fairway Court, NW7 · Fakenham Close, NW7 · Featherstone Road, NW7 · Fiveways Corner Flyover, NW4 · Fiveways Corner, NW4 · Foxwood Close, NW7 · Gilda Court, NW7 · Glendor Gardens, NW7 · Glenmere Avenue, NW7 · Glenwood Road, NW7 · Hammers Lane, NW7 · Hankins Lane, NW7 · Hartley Avenue, NW7 · Hartley Close, NW7 · Hartley Hall Flower Lane, NW7 · Hendon Wood Lane, EN5 · Hendon Wood Lane, NW7 · High Street, NW7 · Highwood Hill, NW7 · Hillview Road, NW7 · Holcombe Hill, NW7 · Holland Court, NW7 · Hollies End, NW7 · Holmdene Avenue, NW7 · Hyver Hill, EN5 · Hyver Hill, NW7 · Ladysmith Close, NW7 · Laleham Avenue, NW7 · Laurel Gardens, NW7 · Lawrence Avenue, NW7 · Lawrence Court, NW7 · Lawrence Gardens, NW7 · Lawrence Street, NW7 · Longfield Avenue, NW7 · Marion Road, NW7 · Marsh Close, NW7 · Marsh Lane, NW7 · May’s Lane, NW7 · Meldex Close, NW7 · Middle Dene, NW7 · Milespit Hill, NW7 · Mill Hill Industrial Estate, NW7 · Mill Hill, NW7 · Millway, NW7 · Milton Road, NW7 · Moorlands Avenue, NW7 · Moreton Close, NW7 · Mount View, NW7 · Nan Clark’s Lane, NW7 · Newcombe Park, NW7 · Norbury Grove, NW7 · North Dene, NW7 · Northway Circus, NW7 · Northway Crescent, NW7 · Page Street, NW7 · Parkmead Gardens, NW7 · Parkside, NW7 · Pentavia Retail Park, NW7 · Pike Road, NW7 · Pursley Road, NW4 · Pursley Road, NW7 · Ramillies Road, NW7 · Reddings Close, NW7 · Robin Close, NW7 · Rowlands Close, NW7 · Rudyard Grove, NW7 · Rushden Gardens, NW7 · Russell Grove, NW7 · Salcombe Gardens, NW7 · Scout Way, NW7 · Sebergham Grove, NW7 · Shakespeare Road, NW7 · St Vincent’s Lane, NW7 · Studio House, NW7 · Sunnyfield, NW7 · Tennyson Road, NW7 · The Broadway, NW7 · The Fairway, NW7 · The Lincolns, NW7 · The Priory The Ridgeway, NW7 · The Reddings, NW7 · The Ridgeway, NW7 · The Rise, NW7 · Tithe Close, NW7 · Tithe Walk, NW7 · Totteridge Common, NW7 · Tretawn Gardens, NW7 · Tretawn Park, NW7 · Twinn Road, NW7 · Uphill Drive, NW7 · Uphill Grove, NW7 · Uphill Road, NW7 · Victoria Road, NW7 · Watford By-pass, NW7 · Watford Way, NW7 · Wentworth Hall, NW7 · Westfield Road, NW7 · Westmere Drive, NW7 · Weymouth Avenue, NW7 · Wills Grove, NW7 · Winifred Close, EN5 · Winifred Close, NW7 · Winterstoke Gardens, NW7 · Wise Lane, NW7 · Woodcote Avenue, NW7 · Worcester Crescent, NW7 · Worcester Cresent, NW7 ·
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