Oakleigh Park Farm

Farm in/near Whetstone, existing until 1932

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Manor Farm Dairy at Oakleigh Park Farm (c.1905)

Oakleigh Park Farm was immediately south of where Chandos Avenue is now.

The growing suburban demand for milk ensured that local dairy farms flourished. Oakleigh Park Farm was situated on High Road Whetstone.

Manor Farm Dairies were founded in 1875 by Joseph Wilmington Lane and joined in the 1920s with United Dairies, which had been founded in 1917. There were two farms in the group - Manor Farm, Highgate and Oakleigh Park Farm, Whetstone. The head offices were in High Street, Whetstone, and later in High Road, East Finchley. Manor farm survived until 1932. Dairying also featured on the Woodhouse estate in 1902 and on Park farm (Bibwell) for many years before 1918 until the fields were sold for building.

There were also other farms in Whetstone itself.

Blue House Farm was between the modern Chandos Avenue and The Black Bull and Brook Farm, on the eastern side of Whetstone High Road, had been acquired by Finchley UDC in 1912 to provide cricket and football pitches and allotments

There were three dairies in Whetstone at the time of the First World War and the cows grazed on Whetstone Stray and be driven back across the road.

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High Road, N20

High Road Whetstone is otherwise known as the Great North Road.

Whetstone hamlet, recorded in 1398, grew up along the Great North Road. There was only a narrow band of arable between the road and Dollis brook, probably too little to support the houses which by c. 1677 stood close together on both sides of the Great North Road. Some of Whetstone’s inhabitants followed occupations based on the abundant woodland, as charcoal-burners, tanners, or sawyers. Others catered for travellers, as carters, stable-keepers, brewers, and innkeepers.

There were many inns. The George, one of the ancient freehold tenements and so named by 1474, was still an inn in 1692 but had been demolished by 1761.

Other inns included the King’s Arms (c. 1683-1728), and the Mare or Black Horse, built on the waste by Robert Odell in 1655 and used as an inn by 1713; it had been converted into three houses by 1741 but one was still licensed in 1779. The Windmill, a public house by 1723, may have occupied either the windmill built in the 17th century by Basings ponds west of the Great North Road or a nearby house. It was called the Windmill and Fighting Cocks by 1751 and the Swan or Swan with Two Necks by 1765.

A second Swan, also called the Swan with Two Necks by 1790, existed by 1731 just north of the lane to which it gave its name. The Bull and Butcher, licensed in 1765 and probably the Butcher and Conjuror which was licensed in 1731, stood north of the junction with Totteridge Lane. Other public houses included the Cock in the Tree (before 1760) and, in Coleharbour, the White Horse (before 1790) and the Dog or Queen’s Head (before 1794).

There were houses at Woodside by 1365. Woodside House, so named in 1699, may have been the medieval Runtings. By 1754 houses along the edge of the common at Woodside formed a distinct hamlet.

The Great North Road brought beggars on their way to and from London, many of whom died of the plague at Whetstone during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Villagers threatened to fire on men journeying from London in the plague of 1665 and in 1754 they drove off a surveyor and his labourers with pitchforks. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries Whetstone was a centre of dissent but in the mid 19th century it was noted for drunkenness and brawling.

Inhabitants in 1841 included 2 clergymen, 3 teachers, 4 solicitors, 2 surgeons, and some tradesmen and craftsmen. Of the 226 people with occupations stated, 100 were labourers and 39 were female servants. There were 255 labourers by 1851, many of them lodgers in cottages that were probably overcrowded.

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