Park Farm

Farm in/near East Finchley, existing until 1912

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Park Farm, Finchley give much of its land to the later Hampstead Garden Surburb.

One of the last occupiers of Park Farm was the circus proprietor Lord’ George Sanger, who retired there in 1904.

Sanger was an English showman and circus proprietor who set up the enterprise with his brother John. The first show was in February 1854 at the King’s Lynn Charter Fair in Norfolk. His circus visited over 200 towns in a nine month season, giving two shows a day, every day except Sunday.

In 1905 he sold off his zoo and some circus effects - these were auctioned by circus auctioneer Tom Norman. His descendants continued the circus in operation until the 1960s.

While he owned Park Farm, he allowed the circus animals to winter on his land. An elderly resident of Denman Drive - constructed in 1908 on what was once Westminster Abbey’s land - used to recall elephants grazing’ in the field between Big Wood and Little Wood, before Denman Drive North and Denman Drive South - constructed in 1912 on what was once the Bishop’s land - were completed.

Sanger was notoriously murdered with a hatchet by a farm hand - Herbert Charles Cooper - in 1911. The murderer’s motive was never established and the case was something of a cause celebre at the time. Cooper later committed suicide.

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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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East End Road, N2

East End Road, linking East End and the southern section of the Great North Road with Church End, was the main east-west road in Finchley.

Although apparently not so named until the late 19th century, it probably dated from the 14th-century growth of East End. Hunts Green, mid-way along the road, was mentioned in 1437 and Piryton Lane, named in 1423 and 1485, may have been the western section of the road near Church End.

Long Lane, named in 1719, ran from Ballards Lane to Bulls Lane. The eastern section was called Broad Lane in 1814. A short lane led from Bibbesworth manor-house to the church by 1657 and was called The Avenue by 1897. Several roads linked Long Lane with East End Road. The most westerly was Squires, formerly Place, Lane, which ran north from Bibbesworth manor-house and continued across Long Lane to the common and eventually to the Great North Road. Its northern section, Short Lane in 1657 and c. 1867, was probably the Heybourne Lane mentioned in the 1380s. Green Lane - as known as Philips Lane joined the central portion of East End Road to Long Lane. Bulls Lane, which after the building of Holy Trinity church in 1846 was called Church Lane, ran from the eastern section of East End Road across Long Lane to the common and the Great North Road.

Annemount School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Bald Faced Stag:   The Bald Faced Stag but probably an inn from 1738.
Bishop Douglass School:   Bishop Douglass is an academy converter comprehensive secondary school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Brookland Infant and Nursery School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Centre Avenue:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Chapel Hill:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Christ’s College Finchley:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Coldfall Wood:   Coldfall Wood is an ancient woodland covering approximately 14 hectares.
East Finchley Library:   East Finchley Library opened in 1938.
Eden Primary:   Eden Primary accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Elephant Field:   The grazing elephants of Hampstead Garden Suburb...
Five Bells:   The Five Bells dates from 1751.
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.
Hampstead Heath Extension:   
Hanson’s Bridge:   Hanson’s Bridge was built where the Great North Road crosses Mutton Brook.
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kerem School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Limespring School:   Limespring School is an independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Lygoe Road:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
Lyttelton Playing Fields:   
Martin Primary School:   Martin Primary School opened as the Great North Road school in 1913.
Newmarket Farm:   Newmarket Farm existed until 1855.
Newstead Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Oak Lodge School:   Academy special converter which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
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.
The Archer Academy:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Viaduct Road:   Named pathway through the St Pancras and Islington Cemetery.
White Lion:   The White Lion dates from 1700 or even earlier.

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Close, N2 · Manor Cottages Approach, N2 · Manor Park Road, N2 · Mansfield Heights, N2 · Market Place, N2 · Market Place, NW11 · Maurice Walk, NW11 · Maya Road, N2 · Meadway Court, NW11 · Meadway, NW11 · Middleway, NW11 · Midholm Close, N2 · Midholm Close, NW11 · Midholm, NW11 · Montrose Court, NW11 · Neale Close, N2 · Neville Drive, N2 · Neville Drive, NW11 · New Ash Close, N2 · New Oak Road, N2 · New Trinity Road, N2 · Norfolk Close, N17 · Norrice Lea, N2 · Northway, NW11 · Nursery Road, N2 · Oak Lane, N2 · Oakridge Drive, N2 · Oakview Gardens, N2 · Oakwood Road, NW11 · Old Farm Road, N2 · Ossulton Way, N2 · Ossulton Way, NW11 · Park Farm Close, N2 · Park Gate, N2 · Park Hall Road, N2 · Park Road, N2 · Plane Tree Walk, N2 · Ploughmans Walk, N2 · Prospect Place, N2 · Prospect Ring, N2 · Pulham Avenue, N2 · Pumphandle Path, N2 · Raeburn Close, NW11 · Red Lion Hill, N2 · Richmond Road, N2 · Ringwood Avenue, N2 · Rowan Walk, N2 · Saint Pancras Court, N2 · Sedgemere Avenue, N2 · 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