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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 Since the creation of North Finchley shopping parade, many of the original shops have closed down and have been replaced by specialised businesses.

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THE STREETS OF WOODSIDE PARK
Albert Street, N12 Albert Street is a nineteenth century cul-de-sac leading off of Lodge Lane.
Alexandra Grove, N12 Alexandra Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Anastasia Mews, N12 Anastasia Mews is a road in the N12 postcode area
Arden Grange, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Ashbourne Close, N12 Ashbourne Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Ashbourne Court, N12 Ashbourne Court is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Avenue Road, N12 Avenue Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Avondale Avenue, N12 Avondale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Birkbeck Road, N12 Birkbeck Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Brook Meadow, N12 Brook Meadow runs off of Holden Road and backs onto Dollis Brook.
Budd Close, N12 Budd Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Burtonhole Lane, N12 Burtonhole Lane is a road in the N12 postcode area
Church Path, N12 Church Path is a road in the N12 postcode area
Cissbury Ring North, N12 Cissbury Ring North is named after the second largest hill fort in England.
Clements Close, N12 Clements Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Cliveden Close, N12 Cliveden Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Coleridge Road, N12 Coleridge Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Croft Mews, N12 A street within the N20 postcode
Croft Mews, N20 Croft Mews is a road in the N20 postcode area
Dorie Mews, N12 Dorie Mews is a road in the N12 postcode area
Dunbar Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Finchley High Road, N12 The main road through Finchley was first laid out just before 1300.
Folkington Corner, N12 Folkington Corner is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Frederick’s Place, N12 Frederick’s Place is a road in the N12 postcode area
Gainsborough Court, N12 Gainsborough Court is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Gainsborough Road, N12 Gainsborough Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Grange Avenue, N12 Grange Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Grangeway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Green Bank, N12 Green Bank is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Guildown Avenue, N12 Guildown Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Haughmond, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Highwood Avenue, N12 Highwood Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Holden Avenue, N12 Holden Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hoptree Close, N12 Hoptree Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hughes Close, N12 Hughes Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hutton Grove, N12 Hutton Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Inkwell Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Laurel View, N12 Laurel View is a road in the N12 postcode area
Limes Avenue, N12 Limes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Linkside, N12 Linkside is a road in the N12 postcode area
Little Cedars, N12 Little Cedars is a road in the N12 postcode area
Lorian Close, N12 Lorian Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Netherfield Road, N12 Netherfield Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Offham Slope, N12 Offham Slope is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Percy Road, N12 Percy Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Poynings Way, N12 Poynings Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Pycombe Corner, N12 Pycombe Corner is a road in the N12 postcode area
Pyecombe Corner, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Riverside Walk, N12 Riverside Walk is a road in the N12 postcode area
Rodmell Slope, N12 Rodmell Slope is a road in the N12 postcode area
Rogers Walk, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Saddlescombe Way, N12 Saddlescombe Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Singleton Scarp, N12 Singleton Scarp is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Sonia Gardens, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Springfield Close, N12 Springfield Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Squirrels Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
St Andrew’s Close, N12 St Andrew’s Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
St. Andrew’s Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Station Approach, N12 Station Approach is a road in the N12 postcode area
Station Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Steynings Way, N12 Steynings Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Sussex Ring, N12 Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
The Garth, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
The Oaks, N12 The Oaks is a road in the N12 postcode area
Theobald’s Avenue, N12 Theobald’s Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Theobalds Avenue, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Westbury Road, N12 Westbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Whittington Mews, N12 Whittington Mews is a road in the N12 postcode area
Winifred Place, N12 Winifred Place is a road in the N12 postcode area
Wolstonbury, N12 Wolstonbury is a road in the N12 postcode area
Woodside Avenue, N12 Woodside Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodside Grange Road, N12 Woodside Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodside Grove, N12 Woodside Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodside Park Road, N12 Woodside Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.



Marian
Marian   
Added: 18 Mar 2018 09:23 GMT   
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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
Jan   
Added: 15 Mar 2018 09:57 GMT   
IP: 92.30.46.73
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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

Lynne Hqapgood
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Added: 12 Feb 2018 11:05 GMT   
IP: 213.122.132.80
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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

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.

John Dye
John Dye   
Added: 1 Dec 2017 14:50 GMT   
IP: 86.131.134.236
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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.

Cassandra Green
Cassandra Green   
Added: 19 Sep 2017 21:39 GMT   
IP: 95.149.2.213
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

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.

Martina
Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   
IP: 146.198.174.6
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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.

LDNnews
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Added: 15 Oct 2019 15:27 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
The Spaniards Inn lies in Hampstead Lane on the way from Hampstead to Highgate and on the edge of Hampstead Heath.
The Spaniards Inn lies in Hampstead Lane on the way from Hampstead to Highgate and on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

https://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=3265

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 12 Oct 2019 15:27 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
Granville Road connects the High Road with Ballards Lane.
Granville Road connects the High Road with Ballards Lane.

https://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=19326

VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

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.
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