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North Finchley is a suburb in the London Borough of Barnet, seven miles north north-west of Charing Cross.

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

The old name for the area of North Finchley and Whetstone was North End - first recorded in 1462. North Finchley did not develop into an urban area until after the enclosure of Finchley Common after 1816. Prior to that, in 1627, Thomas Rawson was allowed to construct a windmill and house which by 1722 had also become an inn, the Windmill. By 1754 the inn was called the Swan with Two Nicks and had ceased as a mill. The site is now a police garage.

Charles Jacques built twenty one cottages in Lodge Lane around 1824 and constructed Torrington Cottage as a residence. By the 1830s there were other houses and in 1837 a dissenting chapel, "Cottagers Chapel", which had been converted from the stables of Orchard Cottage.

By 1839 North Finchley had at least five retail outlets including a blacksmith called Elizabeth Humphreys. These were on Lodge Lane rather than on the High Road. Incidentally Lodge Lane was the home of Private John Parr the first British soldier to be killed in World War I, and the actor David Jason.

In 1851 there was a regular ’bus service running from the Torrington to Charing Cross and railway connections had been established with London, first at New Southgate. During the 1850s and 1860s Woodside Lane, Torrington Park, Friern Park, Grove Road, Finsbury Road (now Finchley Park) had all been laid out. In 1872 the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway opened Torrington Park Station which was renamed Woodside Park in 1882. It was during the construction of a railway through Finchley from 1864 that a Reverend Henry Stephens opened a mission for the navvies working on the line. A church had been constructed by 1869 which was formally opened in 1870 as Christ Church. It became a new parish in 1872. By 1874 it was said that there were 350 dwellings within this ecclesiastical parish.

In 1905 the Metropolitan Electric Tramways (the M.E.T.) opened a tramline between Highgate and Whetstone and this was crossed by another from New Southgate to Golders Green from 1909. To facilitate this a tramway depot was opened in Woodberry Grove. Trams combined with motorbus services promoted the development of the retail district we see today. During the 1930s the old Ballards Lane, which terminated where the Embassy Lounge (formerly called the Purple Rain Bar, before that the Cherry Tree and previously the Coach Stop) is today, was replaced by a new road called Kingsway. In 1937 the new plot created by this diversion became the location for the Gaumont Cinema. This was demolished in 1987 to be replaced with the recently opened Arts Depot.

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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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This morning update will get you to work stress free

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Petrol prices keep going up
Petrol prices have increased by 6p in 12 months - and prices are still going up.

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9 suspects who are most wanted by police in SE London

Greenwich have once again released a list of their most wanted suspects.


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Licensed waste carrier pleads guilty to fly tipping

A fly tipper has pleaded guilty to dumping more than 30 bags of building waste.


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Police facial recognition is ’dangerous and inaccurate’

Facial recognition software should be dropped by police amid concerns it is "almost entirely inaccurate", campaigners have warned.


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Mayor calls on government to prevent future Windrush scandal

Sadiq Khan has called for the Government to prevent a future Windrush scandal by waiving citizenship application fees for young people who have lived in the UK most of their lives.


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Barnet most wanted - May 12
Here are Barnet police’s most wanted people.

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Deli restaurant closing down

A restaurant has announced it is closing down following "deteriorating trading conditions".


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Politician falsely claims TfL Rail skips 30 per cent of stops

A politician got his maths wrong when he claimed Transport for London (TfL) Rail skipped 30 per cent of services over the last two years to meet targets.


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A threat to free speech and an attack on your right to know the truth

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People are finding it harder to see their family doctor

People are finding it harder to see their family doctor, a new study has found.


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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Moss Hall Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 7.
Northside Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Our Lady of Lourdes RC School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Summerside Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tudor Primary School:   Tudor Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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 · Albert Street, N12 · Ashurst Road, N12 · Ballards Lane, N12 · Beech Lawns, N12 · Birkbeck Road, N12 · Bow Lane, N12 · Bow Lane, N3 · Boxworth Close, N12 · Bramber Road, N12 · Britannia Road, N12 · Buxted Road, N11 · 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 Path, N12 · Church Path, N20 · Church Path, N5 · Churchfield Avenue, N12 · Churchfield Way, N12 · Clifton Road, N3 · Coleridge Road, 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 · Finchley Court, N12 · Finchley Court, N3 · Finchley High Road, N12 · Finchley Park, N12 · Friary Close, N12 · Friary Way, N12 · Friern Park, N12 · Friern Watch Avenue, N12 · Garthway, N12 · Glebe Road, N12 · Glebe Road, N3 · Glebelands Close, N12 · Glenhurst Road, N12 · Grand Arcade, N12 · Grange Avenue, N12 · Granville Place, N12 · Granville Road, N12 · Graywood Court, N12 · Grove Road, N12 · Hall Street, N12 · Heatherdene Close, N12 · Hemingford Close, N12 · High Road, N12 · Hilton Avenue, N12 · Holdenhurst Avenue, N12 · Holdenhurst Avenue, N3 · Hughes Close, N12 · Ingleway, N12 · Kenver Avenue, N12 · Kingsway, N12 · Lambert Road, N12 · Lambert Way, N12 · Leisure Way, N12 · Lodge Lane, N12 · Mayfield Avenue, N12 · Montrose Crescent, N12 · Moss Hall Crescent, N12 · Moss Hall Cresent, N12 · Moss Hall Grove, N3 · Northwood Gardens, N12 · Okehampton Close, N12 · Park Close, N12 · Park Crescent, N12 · Park Crescent, N3 · Park Cresent, N3 · Percy Road, N12 · Queens Avenue, N3 · Ravensdale Avenue, N12 · Regent Close, N12 · Rosemont Avenue, N12 · Sandringham Gardens, N12 · Spencer Courtyard, N3 · Squires Lane, N3 · St Michael’s Close, N12 · Stanhope Road, N12 · Summers Lane, N12 · The Lindens, N12 · The Woodlands, N12 · Thyra Grove, N12 · Torrington Grove, N12 · Torrington Park, N12 · Valley Avenue, N12 · Victoria Grove, N12 · Warnham Road, N12 · Welbeck Close, N12 · Wentworth Close, N3 · Winifred Place, N12 · Woodberry Gardens, N12 · Woodberry Grove, N12 · Woodberry Way, N12 · Woodgrange Avenue, N12 · Woodhouse Road, N12 · Woodlands Avenue, N3 · Woodside Park Road, N12 ·

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