Apex Corner (1920s)

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Photo taken in a southerly direction · Mill Hill · NW7 · Contributed by The Underground Map
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Apex Corner in the 1920s.

   Contemporary view of the area - viewing direction is appoximate

This view of the Apex Corner roundabout shows the original Apex Garage.

The Northway Circus roundabout was built as part of general improvements to the road system in the 1920s.

These improvements, along with the North Circular Road, created the Barnet Bypass (A1) and Watford Bypass (A41) which met at the roundabout.

To serve the traffic which passed, a garage called Apex Garage was built on the roundabout. Such was its distinctiveness that 'Northway Circus' began being called 'Apex Corner'.

In time, Apex Corner took over as the name - it is now semi-official, used by Transport For London as the destination on bus routes.

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


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
, NW7 · Apex Corner, NW7 · Apex Parade, NW7 · Austell Gardens, NW7 · Bampton Drive, NW7 · Barnet Way, NW7 · Bedford Road, NW7 · Birkbeck Road, NW7 · Bittacy Park Avenue, NW7 · Bittacy Rise, NW7 · Brabourne Heights, NW7 · Bramley Close, NW7 · Brancaster Drive, NW7 · Bressay Drive, NW7 · Briston Mews, NW7 · Brookfield Avenue, NW7 · Brookfield Close, NW7 · Brookfield Crescent, NW7 · Buckland Close, NW7 · Bunns Lane, NW7 · Burnham Close, NW7 · Burton Hole Lane, NW7 · Burtonhole Lane, N20 · Burtonhole Lane, NW7 · Byron Road, NW7 · Chalet Estate, NW7 · Champions Way, NW7 · Church Close, NW7 · Clarence Court, NW7 · Colenso Drive, NW7 · Copthall Drive, NW7 · Copthall Gardens, 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 · Fernside Avenue, NW7 · Fiveways Corner Flyover, NW4 · Fiveways Corner, NW4 · Foxwood Close, NW7 · Gilda Court, NW7 · Glendor Gardens, NW7 · Glenmere Avenue, NW7 · Glenwood Road, NW7 · Green Avenue, NW7 · Hammers Lane, NW7 · Hankins Lane, NW7 · Hartley Hall Flower Lane, NW7 · Hendon Wood Lane, N20 · Hendon Wood Lane, NW7 · High Street, NW7 · Highwood Grove, NW7 · Highwood Hill, NW7 · Hillside Grove, 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 · Maxwelton Avenue, NW7 · Maxwelton Close, NW7 · May’s Lane, NW7 · Meldex Close, NW7 · Meridian Close, NW7 · Middle Dene, NW7 · Milespit Hill, NW7 · Mill Hill Industrial Estate, NW7 · Mill Hill, NW7 · Millers Close, NW7 · Millway, NW7 · Milton Road, NW7 · Moorlands Avenue, NW7 · Moreton Close, NW7 · Mount Grove, HA8 · Mount View, NW7 · Nan Clark’s Lane, NW7 · Newcombe Park, NW7 · Norbury Grove, NW7 · North Dene, NW7 · Northolm, HA8 · Northway Circus, NW7 · Northway Crescent, NW7 · Oakmead Gardens, HA8 · 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 · Selvage Lane, NW7 · Shakespeare Road, NW7 · St Vincent’s Lane, NW7 · Stockton Gardens, NW7 · Sunbury Avenue, NW7 · Sunbury Gardens, NW7 · Sunnyfield, NW7 · Tennyson Road, 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 · Totteridge footpath, NW7 · Tretawn Gardens, NW7 · Tretawn Park, NW7 · Tudor Close, NW7 · Twinn Road, NW7 · Uphill Drive, NW7 · Uphill Grove, NW7 · Uphill Road, NW7 · Victoria Road, NW7 · Vinries Bank, NW7 · Watford By-pass, NW7 · Watford Way, NW7 · Wentworth Hall, NW7 · Westfield Road, NW7 · Westmere Drive, NW7 · Weymouth Avenue, NW7 · Wills Grove, NW7 · Winterstoke Gardens, NW7 · Wise Lane, NW7 · Woodcote Avenue, NW7 · Worcester Crescent, NW7 · Worcester Cresent, NW7 ·


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