Friary Park

Park in/near Whetstone, existing between 1910 and now

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Friary Park is a nine hectare formal Edwardian park.

The site was home to the Knights Hospitaller in the Middle Ages, and of Friern Barnet Manor House from the sixteenth century. The name Friary Park was adopted in the 1870s and it was opened to the public in 1910. In 2010 the Friends of Friary Park and other local societies organised centenary celebrations.

It is owned and managed by Barnet Council, and has a children’s playground, tennis courts, a bowling green, a pitch and putt, a skatepark, outdoor gym equipment and a cafe. The cafe is housed in the nineteenth century Gothic Revival Friary House.

A prominent feature is a statue, the ’Bringer of Peace’, dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII, and erected on 7 May 1910, the day after his death.

The North Middlesex Golf Course is adjacent to the park to the north. Blacketts Brook runs through two ponds on the golf course before entering the park. Palmate newts, which are rare in London, breed in the ponds, which are a Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade II. The reserve is not open to the public.

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VIEW THE WHETSTONE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WHETSTONE AREA IN THE 1800s
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Whetstone

It is thought that Whetstone was named after the stone used to sharpen knives and other tools, a chunk of which is located on the High Road, on the pavement outside the Griffin pub.

Legend has it that stone was used by soldiers about to fight in the Battle of Barnet.

Whetstone was an important staging post for stagecoaches going north from London. There has been an inn on the site of the present Griffin pub for centuries, though the present building dates from 1928.

When frequently combined with its neighbour, this combined area is the 63rd richest area in the UK (2008) - an acclamation which can be credited to Totteridge Lane, a long road home to many multi-millionaires.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
All Saints’ Church:   All Saints’ church was built in 1882.
Alma Primary:   Alma Primary School is a Jewish school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Bethune Park:   
Dwight School London:   Dwight London is a mixed independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 18.
Frenchman’s Farm:   Frenchman’s Farm was officially Church Farm.
Oakleigh Park Farm:   Oakleigh Park Farm was immediately south of where Chandos Avenue is now.
Oakleigh Park Rail Cutting:   Oakleigh Park Rail Cutting is an 8 hectare Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation.
Oakleigh School & Acorn Assessment Centre:   Oakleigh is a community special school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Pavilion Study Centre:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 18.
Queenswell Infant & Nursery School:   Queenswell Infant & Nursery School accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Queenswell Junior School:   Queenswell Junior School is a mixed community primary which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School:   Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Solomon’s Terrace:   Solomon’s Terrace was a little alley that left the main road, over a stone arch with eight little cottages.
St John’s CofE Primary School:   St John’s Primary School is a mixed Church of England school.
Whetstone:   It is thought that Whetstone was named after the stone used to sharpen knives and other tools, a chunk of which is located on the High Road, on the pavement outside the Griffin pub.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Allum Way, N20 · Applewood Close, N20 · Ashurst Road, N12 · Athenaeum Road, N20 · Balfour Grove, N11 · Balfour Grove, N20 · Barfield Avenue, N20 · Bawtry Road, N20 · Baxendale, N20 · Beech Avenue, N20 · Bookbinders Cottages, N20 · Buckingham Avenue, N20 · Buxted Road, N12 · Buxted Road, N12 · Capel Close, N20 · Cardrew Close, N12 · Chandos Avenue, N20 · Charnwood Place, N20 · Church Close, N20 · Church Crescent, N20 · Church Way, N20 · Coniston Close, N20 · Darcy Close, N20 · Denham Road, N20 · Deodora Close, N20 · Derwent Crescent, N20 · Domville Close, N20 · Downland Close, N20 · Elkanette Mews, N20 · Farnham Close, N20 · Fernwood Crescent, N20 · Franklin Close, N20 · Friars Avenue, N20 · Friary Close, N12 · Friary Road, N12 · Friary Way, N12 · Friern Barnet Lane, N11 · Friern Barnet Lane, N20 · Friern Mount Drive, N20 · Golfside Close, N20 · Grangeview Road, N20 · Green Road, N20 · Gresham Avenue, N20 · Harrison Close, N20 · Hatley Close, N11 · Hayward Road, N20 · Hemington Avenue, N11 · High Road, N20 · Horsham Avenue, N12 · Hyde Court, N20 · Kingswood Close, N20 · Langton Avenue, N20 · Lawrence Campe Close, N20 · Leadbeaters Close, N11 · Links Court, N20 · Lodge Lane, N12 · Loring Road, N20 · Macaret Close, N20 · Manor Drive, N20 · Marlborough Gardens, N20 · Maryrose Way, N20 · Maxfield Close, N20 · Miles Way, N20 · Mountview Court, N20 · Myddelton Park, N20 · Oakleigh Avenue, N20 · Oakleigh Close, N20 · Oakleigh Crescent, N20 · Oakleigh Gardens, N20 · Oakleigh Mews, N20 · Oakleigh Park North, N20 · Oakleigh Park South, N20 · Oakleigh Road North, N20 · Orchard Avenue, N20 · Oxford Gardens, N20 · Park Close, N20 · Park Way, N20 · Parkwood Flats, N11 · Petworth Road, N12 · Pollard Road, N20 · Porch Way, N20 · Queens Avenue, N20 · Queens Well Avenue, N20 · Raleigh Drive, N20 · Rasper Road, N20 · Ridgeview Road, N20 · Russell Gardens, N20 · Russell Road, N20 · Sherwood Street, N20 · Sherwood Terrace, N20 · Simmons Close, N20 · Simmons Way, N20 · South Mount, N20 · St James Avenue, N20 · St James Close, N20 · St John’s Close, N20 · St Margarets Avenue, N20 · St Michael’s Close, N12 · St Ninian’s Court, N20 · St. Margaret’s Avenue, N20 · Sweets Way, N20 · Temple Avenue, N20 · Thatcham Gardens, N20 · The Firs, N20 · Torrington Grove, N12 · Torrington Park, N11 · Turners Close, N20 · Valley Avenue, N12 · Warnham Road, N12 · Well Grove, N20 · Wessex Court, N20 · Woodside Lane, N12 · York Way, N20 ·

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