Woodhouse Road, N12

Road in/near North Finchley, existing between 1655 and now

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Woodhouse Road is the main road between North Finchley and Friern Barnet.

It ran along the northern edge of Finchley Common and by 1814 it was known as North Colney Hatch Road, Summers Lane being South Colney Hatch Road.

The Woodhouse area began with three houses called the Woodhouses sometime before 1655. In the mid 18th century there was a single house of this name and it was home to the well-known plasterer Thomas Collins. It was reconstructed in 1888 and in 1925 it became Woodhouse Grammar School (Now Woodhouse College).

A mansion was built on the site of Wood House between 1784 and 1798, becoming the centre of an estate.

East of the Great North Road the Churchfield estate, next to Christ Church, was divided for 50 medium-sized houses in 1900. The Woodhouse estate on both sides of Woodhouse Road, stretching from the Great North Road into Friern Barnet, had already been offered in building lots.

Finchley Urban District Council bought most of the 36 acre estate in 1915, building some 100 houses then and starting another 200 in 1919.

Most building ceased during the First World War and by 1919 houses were in short supply. The council continued building at Woodhouse Road and provided another 50 houses in 1928 and 72 in 1930. All building in the 1930s accorded with the council’s town planning scheme of 12 houses to an acre where the site fronted a main road and 10 to the acre elsewhere.

Woodhouse Road retains its large mid-Victorian house, a school, with municipal and other housing of the 1920s to the south.

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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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VIEW THE NORTH FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE NORTH FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE NORTH FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE NORTH FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE NORTH FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1900s
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North Finchley

North Finchley is centred on Tally Ho Corner, the junction of the roads to East Finchley, Finchley Central and Whetstone.

The name of the whole of the modern area covering North Finchley and neighbouring Whetstone was North End, a name first used in 1462.

The rapid enclosure of the countryside in the first years of the nineteenth century meant the end of Finchley Common in 1816, opening up North Finchley from urbanisation - this still took a while nevertheless.

21 cottages were built in Lodge Lane during 1824 and by the 1830s there were other houses - even a chapel by 1837.

By 1839 North Finchley had a blacksmith (on Lodge Lane and not the High Road).

In 1851 there was a regular bus service from the ’Torrington’ to Charing Cross and next came the local railway lines. Christ Church was opened in 1870 and a new parish was formed in 1872.

In 1905 the Metropolitan Electric Tramways started a route between Highgate and Whetstone - a tram depot was opened in Woodberry Grove. Trams and buses together promoted North Finchley’s development.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Brook Road:   Brook Walk is a pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Centre Avenue:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Chapel Hill:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Frenchman’s Farm:   Frenchman’s Farm was officially Church Farm.
Friary Park:   Friary Park is a nine hectare formal Edwardian park.
Gaumont:   The Gaumont Finchley opened on 19 July 1937 and was built as a replacement for the Grand Hall across the road.
Jordan Hill:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Lygoe Road:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Moss Hall Infant School:   Moss Hall Infant School accepts children between the ages of 5 and 7.
Moss Hall Tavern:   The Moss Hall Tavern opened in 1871 and became known as "The Elephant".
North Finchley:   North Finchley is centred on Tally Ho Corner, the junction of the roads to East Finchley, Finchley Central and Whetstone.
Our Lady of Lourdes RC School:   Our Lady of Lourdes RC is a voluntary-aided primary which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School:   Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Pancras and Islington Cemetery:   St Pancras and Islington Cemetery is actually two cemeteries, owned by two other London Boroughs, Camden (formerly St Pancras) and Islington.
Summerside Primary Academy:   Summerside Primary Academy is a mixed school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tally Ho:   The Tally Ho was named after nearby Tally Ho Corner where in the 1820s and 30s the Tally Ho Coach Company kept the first change of horses used for the London to Birmingham mail coach.
The Compton School:   The Compton School is a mixed academy converter comprehensive secondary which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Woodhouse College:   Woodhouse College is a further education establishment which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 19.
Wren Academy:   Wren Academy is a mixed comprehensive, academy sponsor school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Addington Drive, N12 · Agnesfield Close, N12 · Ashurst Road, N12 · Ballards Lane, N12 · Beech Lawns, N12 · Bow Lane, N12 · Bow Lane, N3 · Boxworth Close, N12 · Bramber Road, N12 · Britannia Road, N12 · Brownswell Road, N2 · Buxted Road, N12 · Buxted Road, N12 · Cardrew Avenue, N12 · Cardrew Close, N12 · Castle Mews, N12 · Castle Road, N12 · Chaplin Square, N12 · Chislehurst Avenue, N12 · Christchurch Avenue, N12 · Christchurch Close, N12 · Church Close, N20 · Church Crescent, N20 · Church Way, N20 · Churchfield Avenue, N12 · Churchfield Way, N12 · Clifton Road, N3 · Coppetts Close, N12 · Coppetts Wood Avenue, N12 · Copwood Close, N12 · Cottonham Close, N12 · Crescent Way, N12 · Crossway, N12 · Crowder Close, N12 · Dale Grove, N12 · Derby Avenue, N12 · Dickens Avenue, N3 · Etchingham Court, N3 · Etchingham Park Road, N3 · Eton Avenue, N12 · Fallow Court Avenue, N12 · Fallowfields Drive, N12 · Fenstanton Avenue, N12 · Finchley Court, N3 · Finchley Park, N12 · Friars Avenue, N20 · Friary Close, N12 · Friary Road, N12 · Friary Way, N12 · Friern Barnet Lane, N20 · Friern Park, N12 · Friern Watch Avenue, N12 · Garthway, N12 · Glebe Road, N12 · Glebe Road, N3 · Glebelands Close, N12 · Glenhurst Road, N12 · Golfside Close, N20 · Grand Arcade, N12 · Granville Place, N12 · Granville Road, N12 · Graywood Court, N12 · Grove Road, N12 · Hall Street, N12 · Harwood Close, N12 · Hawthornden Close, N12 · Heatherdene Close, N12 · Hemingford Close, N12 · High Road, N12 · Hilton Avenue, N12 · Holdenhurst Avenue, N12 · Holdenhurst Avenue, N3 · Horsham Avenue, N12 · Ingleway, N12 · Kenver Avenue, N12 · Kingsway, N12 · Lambert Road, N12 · Lambert Way, N12 · Lankaster Gardens, N2 · Lawrence Campe Close, N20 · Legion Way, N12 · Leisure Way, N12 · Lewes Road, N12 · Lewis Gardens, N2 · Mayfield Avenue, N12 · Montrose Crescent, N12 · Moss Hall Crescent, N12 · Northwood Gardens, N12 · Nursery Road, N2 · Okehampton Close, N12 · Old Farm Road, N2 · Park Close, N12 · Park Crescent, N12 · Park Crescent, N3 · Park Cresent, N3 · Petworth Road, N12 · Pond Close, N12 · Porters Way, N12 · Queens Avenue, N3 · Queens Well Avenue, N20 · Raleigh Drive, N20 · Ravensdale Avenue, N12 · Regent Close, N12 · Rosemont Avenue, N12 · Saint Pancras Court, N2 · Sandringham Gardens, N12 · Short Way, N12 · Squires Lane, N3 · St James Avenue, N20 · St James Close, N20 · St John Cottages, N12 · St Michael’s Close, N12 · Stanhope Road, N12 · Strawberry Vale, N2 · Summerfields Avenue, N12 · Summers Lane, N12 · Summers Row, N12 · Sunny Way, N12 · The Lindens, N12 · The Woodlands, N12 · Thyra Grove, N12 · Torrington Avenue, N12 · Torrington Grove, N12 · Torrington Park, N11 · Torrington Park, N12 · Valley Avenue, N12 · Victoria Grove, N12 · Warnham Road, N12 · Welbeck Close, N12 · Wentworth Close, N3 · Woodberry Gardens, N12 · Woodberry Grove, N12 · Woodberry Way, N12 · Woodgrange Avenue, N12 · Woodhouse Road, N12 · Woodlands Avenue, N3 · Woodleigh Avenue, N12 ·
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