Friary Park

Park in/near Whetstone, existing between the 1910s 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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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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Lodge Lane has existed since the late eighteenth century.
Lodge Lane has existed since the late eighteenth century.

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Bramber Road was built on the former land of the White House Estate.
Bramber Road was built on the former land of the White House Estate.

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High Road, N12 is part of the ancient Great North Road - leading from London to Edinburgh.
High Road, N12 is part of the ancient Great North Road - leading from London to Edinburgh.

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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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VIEW THE WHETSTONE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WHETSTONE AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WHETSTONE AREA IN THE 1900s
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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.
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