Regents Park Road, N3

Road in/near Finchley Central, existing between 1829 and now

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Regents Park Road was part of the new London to Finchley turnpike.

In 1826 an act of parliament allowed the construction of a new turnpike road between Marylebone and Finchley. While this new road would be Finchley Road for its southern length, the part in Finchley would be called Regents Park Road.

The new road avoided the punishing hill at Hampstead by skirting its western side. When the road got as far as Finchley it continued on the same route as the old Ballards Lane (known since 1424) which why there is a change in the road name at its junction with Hendon Lane.

The new turnpike was completed in 1829 and this meant that travellers had to pay to use the road - the money raised to be used on the road’s repair.

The new road replaced an old lane called Ducksetters Lane. This lane had connected Finchley and Temple Fortune since 1475. It joined Ballards Lane via Gravel Hill and Hendon Lane. Ducksetters Lane was supposed to be closed off after the turnpike was opened.

Local people continued to use the old lane however, as the tollgate, where people had to buy tickets to use the road, was situated in Ballards Lane at the junction of Nether Street. This meant the people of Finchley had to pay to use their own thoroughfare.

The Finchley vestry had tried to resist the imposition of tolls, at least on existing roads, citing King John’s charter. In 1845 parishioners complained that for nearly 20 years they had been oppressed by tolls which were perhaps the heaviest near London. In 1847 the commissioners for the metropolitan turnpike roads intended taking over the St. Marylebone and Finchley turnpike road. A vestry committee wished to abolish the tolls in 1851 but Highgate and Whetstone turnpike trust was not ended until 1862. Toll-gates survived at Whetstone until 1863 and by the White Lion in East End until 1901.

In 1867 Finchley and Hendon station was opened by the Edgware, Highgate, and London Line (called Finchley Central Station after 1940). The area remained a village until news of a possible tramline between Golders Green and North Finchley encouraged suburban development in the 1890s.

Source: Regents Park and Ballards Lane (Finchley N3) - barnet.gov.uk



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michael kenny security at schweppes factory with his security dog sabre in the 1960s to the 70s many years service spent working at the factory

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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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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.

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Post by Irene Whitby..maiden name crighton: Netherwood Street, NW6

I was born at 63netherwood street.need to know who else lived there.i think I moved out because of a fire but not sure


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The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
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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.

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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.

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VIEW THE FINCHLEY CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE FINCHLEY CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE FINCHLEY CENTRAL AREA IN THE 1860s
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Finchley Central

Finchley Central is a tube station which covers the central part of Finchley - an area formerly called Church End.

Finchley formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has been part of Greater London since 1965.

The main road runs on a north-south axis, and is called Regents Park Road from the North Circular Road until it reaches the station, where the name changes to Ballards Lane. Its heart is the ancient district around the St Mary's Church, where the imposing tower of Pardes House (formally Christ's College Finchley), is a landmark. There is a public library, Church End Library and Finchley police station. Along Ballards Lane, close to the station, is a retail district with some Victorian and Edwardian shoping parade as well as modern shops including Tesco.

To the southeast, along East End Road are two institutions of note Avenue House home to the Finchley Society, and a Jewish cultural centre the Sternberg Centre. South, along Regents Park Road is College Farm the last farm in Finchley, and a statue, referred to locally as 'The Naked Lady', but more properly called La Delivrance. Victoria Park is the home of Finchley Carnival, a large fun fair held every year in July, dating back to 1905.

Finchley Central station opened on 22 August 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway's line between Finsbury Park and Edgware stations. As part of London Underground's Northern Heights plan, Northern line trains started serving the station in 1940 and main line passenger services ended in 1941.

The station was originally named 'Finchley and Hendon'.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Akiva School:   Akiva is a one-form independent (fee-paying) school in a three-storey former convent school building on the Manor House site in Finchley.
Avenue House Grounds:   Avenue House Grounds, also known as Stephens House and Gardens, is a four hectare nature site in Church End, Finchley.
Brent Lodge:   Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of ’Warren’s Gift’, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824.
Chalgrove Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
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).
Eton College Estate:   The Eton College estate - the fields beneath Temple Fortune.
Garden Suburb Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 7.
Garden Suburb Junior School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Grass Farm:   Grass Farm was developed in the late 19th century.
Leo Baeck College:   Leo Baeck College is a privately funded rabbinical seminary and centre for the training of teachers in Jewish education.
Long Lane Pasture:   Long Lane Pasture is a meadow hidden away in the heart of North London’s suburbs.
Lovers Walk, N3:   Lovers Walk is an old thoroughfare which was never upgraded to become a road in its own right,
Manorside Primary School:   Manorside Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Pardes House Grammar School:   Pardes House Grammar School is an independent north London secondary school for Orthodox Jewish boys which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 16.
Pardes House Primary School:   Pardes House Primary School is a boys school which opened in 2001.
Queen’s Head:   The Queen’s Head was situated at 248 Regents Park Road.
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 Theresa’s Catholic Primary School:   St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School is a mixed school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Tudor Primary School:   Tudor Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Windsor Open Space:   


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abercorn Road, NW7 · Abingdon Road, N3 · Addison Way, NW11 · Alberon Gardens, NW11 · Albert Place, N3 · Allandale Avenue, N3 · Amberden Avenue, N3 · Arcadia Avenue, N3 · Arden Road, N3 · Ashbourne Avenue, NW11 · Ashbourne Parade, NW11 · Ashbourne Way, NW11 · Asmuns Hill, NW11 · Asmuns Place, NW11 · Avondale Road, N3 · Basing Way, N3 · Beaufort Park, NW11 · Beechwood Avenue, N3 · Belmont Parade, NW11 · Berkeley Court, N3 · Bibsworth Road, N3 · Brent Way, N3 · Briar Close, N3 · Briarfield Avenue, N3 · Bridge Lane, NW11 · Bridge Way, NW11 · Broughton Avenue, N3 · Brownlow Road, N3 · Cavendish Avenue, N3 · Chalgrove Gardens, N3 · Charter Way, N3 · Chatham Close, NW11 · Chaville Way, N3 · Chessington Avenue, N3 · Childs Way, NW11 · Church Crescent, N3 · Church Cresent, N3 · Church End, N3 · Cinderella Path, NW11 · Claigmar Gardens, N3 · Clandon Gardens, N3 · Claremont Park, N3 · Clarendon Court, NW11 · Claverley Grove, N3 · Claverley Villas, N3 · Clifton Avenue, N3 · Coleridge Walk, NW11 · College Terrace, N3 · Connaught Drive, NW11 · Cornwall Avenue, N3 · Cranbourne Gardens, NW11 · Crescent Rise, N3 · Crescent Road, N3 · Creswick Walk, NW11 · Crispin Mews, NW11 · Crooked Usage, N3 · Cyprus Avenue, N3 · Cyprus Gardens, N3 · Cyprus Road, N3 · Dancastle Court, N3 · Decoy Avenue, NW11 · Denman Drive, NW11 · Dollis Avenue, N3 · Dollis Park, N3 · Dollis Road, N3 · Dolman Close, N3 · Dorchester Gardens, NW11 · Dorset Mews, N3 · Dudley Road, N3 · East End Road, N3 · Eastside Road, NW11 · Edge Hill Avenue, N3 · Elm Court, N3 · Elm Park Road, N3 · Erskine Hill, NW11 · Eversleigh Road, N3 · Fairholme Close, N3 · Fairholme Gardens, N3 · Falkland Avenue, N3 · Finchley Way, N3 · Fitzalan Road, N3 · Font Hills, N2 · Freston Park, N3 · Frith Court, NW7 · Gable House, N3 · Glenhill Close, N3 · Gloucester Drive, NW11 · Gordon Road, N3 · Grass Park, N3 · Gravel Hill, N3 · Great North Way, N3 · Greenacres, N3 · Grenville Close, N3 · Grosvenor Road, N3 · Grove Avenue, N3 · Gruneisen Road, N3 · Hallswelle Parade, NW11 · Hallswelle Road, NW11 · Hamilton Way, N3 · Haslemere Avenue, NW11 · Haslemere Gardens, N3 · Hayes Crescent, NW11 · Hendon Avenue, N3 · Hendon Lane, N3 · Hervey Close, N3 · Highview Gardens, N3 · Hill Close, NW11 · Hillcrest Avenue, NW11 · Hillcrest Gardens, N3 · Hillcrest Gardens, NW2 · Hogarth Hill, NW11 · Holders Hill Drive, N3 · Holly Park Gardens, N3 · Holly Park, N3 · Holmwood Gardens, N3 · Homesfield, NW11 · Howes Close, N3 · Hurstwood Road, NW11 · Kingsgate Avenue, N3 · Kingswood Park, N3 · Kinloss Gardens, N3 · Lansdowne Road, N3 · Latymer Gardens, N3 · Lawford House, N3 · Lichfield Grove, N3 · Links View, N3 · Lovers Walk, NW7 · Lyndhurst Gardens, N3 · Manor View, N3 · Millers Yard, N3 · Moat Crescent, N3 · Monks Way, NW11 · Monkville Avenue, NW11 · Monkville Parade, NW11 · Montpelier Road, N3 · Montrose Court, NW11 · Mountfield Road, N3 · Nether Close, N3 · Nether Street, N3 · North Circular Road, N2 · North Circular Road, N3 · North Crescent, N3 · Nursery Avenue, N3 · Oakdene Park, N3 · Oakfield Road, N3 · Orchard Avenue, N3 · Park Avenue, N3 · Park Cottages, N3 · Park View Road, N3 · Parklands Drive, N3 · Parkside, N3 · Pavilion Mews, N3 · Popes Drive, N3 · Primrose Close, N3 · Princes Avenue, N3 · Priory Close, N3 · Queens Road, N3 · Queenswood Park, N3 · Rathgar Close, N3 · Rawlins Close, N3 · Rectory Close, N3 · Redbourne Avenue, N3 · Regents Park Road, N3 · Riverside Gardens, N3 · Rosemary Avenue, N3 · Saint Paul’s Way, N3 · Salisbury Avenue, N3 · Sellers Hall Close, N3 · Seymour Road, N3 · Shakespeare Road, N3 · Spencer Close, N3 · Spencer Court, N3 · St Marys Avenue, N3 · St Michael’s Close, N3 · St Pauls Way, N3 · Stanhope Avenue, N3 · Station Close, N3 · Station Road, N3 · Strathmore Gardens, N3 · Stuart Court, N3 · Sylvan Avenue, N3 · Tangle Tree Close, N3 · Templars Crescent, N3 · Templars Cresent, N3 · Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 · Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 · The Avenue, N3 · The Grove, N3 · The Orchard, NW11 · The Ridgeway, N3 · Tillingbourne Gardens, N3 · Tillingbourne Way, N3 · Upper Cavendish Avenue, N3 · Victoria Avenue, N3 · Village Road, N3 · Vines Avenue, N3 · Vineyard Grove, N3 · Waverley Grove, N3 · Wentworth Avenue, N3 · Wentworth Park, N3 · West Avenue, N3 · Wickliffe Avenue, N3 · Willifield Way, NW11 · Willow Way, N3 · Windermere Avenue, N3 · Windsor Close, N3 · Windsor Road, N3 · Woodside, NW11 · Wootton Grove, N3 · Wordsworth Walk, NW11 ·
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