Myddelton Park, N20

Road in/near Whetstone, existing between 1882 and now

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2016

Myddelton Park was built by John Miles before 1882 when he erected All Saints’ Church and vicarage nearby.


Extended south along the line of an existing footpath in 1903, Friern Barnet Lane and Oakleigh Road were linked only after this by Myddelton Park.


Main source: Home | Friern Barnet & District Local History Society
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996088' target='_top'>42.jpg' WIDTH=302 style='float:left; width=250px; margin-right:10px;'>It is thought that Whetstone was named after the stone used to sharpen knives and other tools, a chunk of which is located on the High Road, on the pavement outside the Griffin pub.

Legend has it that stone was used by soldiers about to fight in the Battle of Barnet.

Whetstone was an important staging post for stagecoaches going north from London. There has been an inn on the site of the present Griffin pub for centuries, though the present building dates from 96064' target='_top'>1928.

When frequently combined with its neighbour, this combined area is the 63rd richest area in the UK (96085' target='_top'>2008) - an acclamation which can be credited to Totteridge Lane, a long road home to many multi-millionaires.
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