Bow Lane, N12

Road in/near North Finchley, existing between 1814 and now

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2015

Bow Lane, which was named for its shape, was constructed in 1814 after the enclosure of Finchley Common.

The route of the lane was originally part of a lengthy track leading across from Muswell Hill through Coldfall Wood to the northern portion of Church End.

Opposite Cobley’s Farm it diverged, the northern portion ultimately doubling back to the Great North Road from Fallow Corner in the form of a "bow," and the western portion proceeding across the fields of the farm to Church End, reaching Ballards Lane by the side of Willow Lodge. The northern of these two branches was known as Fallow Lane.


Main source: Finchley: Introduction | British History Online
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Added: 16 Dec 2020 11:17 GMT   

Halliwick Manor House
My mother lived here for two or three years, in the 1920s (born 1922) with family, after First World War, which my grandfather fought in.....then after the war, grandfather looked after all the horses/shire horses at Halliwick Manor......

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Cobley’s Farm Cobley’s Farm, also known as Fallow Farm, stood near to the "elbow" of Bow Lane.
Victoria Park One of many Victoria Parks in London, much of this park was originally part of Colby’s Farm.

NEARBY STREETS
Bow Lane, N3 Mostly in London N12, a very small section of Bow Lane drifts into N3.
Brownlow Road, N3 Brownlow Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Chaplin Square, N12 Chaplin Square is a road in the N12 postcode area
Chislehurst Avenue, N12 Chislehurst Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Clifton Road, N3 Clifton Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Crowder Close, N12 Crowder Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Essex Park, N3 Essex Park, west of Ballards Lane, was built in 1934.
Etchingham Court, N3 Etchingham Court consists of blocks of flats which date from 1935.
Etchingham Park Road, N3 Part of the old Etchingham estate in Finchley was leased to Frederick Wheeler who built substantial brick houses in Etchingham Park Road.
Eton Avenue, N12 Eton Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Fallow Court Avenue, N12 Fallow Court Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Finchley Court, N3 Finchley Court was one of the developments built on the site of large houses along Ballards Lane.
Glebe Road, N12 Glebe Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Glebe Road, N12 Glebe Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Glebelands Close, N12 Glebelands Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Granville Place, N12 Granville Place is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Granville Road, N12 Granville Road connects the High Road with Ballards Lane.
Graywood Court, N12 Graywood Court is a road in the N12 postcode area
Heatherdene Close, N12 Heatherdene Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Holdenhurst Avenue, N12 Holdenhurst Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Kenver Avenue, N12 Kenver Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Leisure Way, N12 Leisure Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Long Lane, N3 Long Lane runs from Church End to East Finchley.
Montrose Crescent, N12 Montrose Crescent is a road in the N12 postcode area
Northumberland House, N3 Northumberland House is a residential block built on the site of a nursing home.
Nursery Road, N2 Nursery Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Avenue, N3 Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Park Close, N3 Park Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Park Crescent, N3 Park Crescent is a road in the N3 postcode area
Park View Road, N3 Park View Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Parkside, N3 Parkside is a road in the N3 postcode area
Queens Avenue, N3 Queens Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Seymour Road, N3 Seymour Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
The Ridgeway, N3 The Ridgeway is a road in the N3 postcode area
Vines Avenue, N3 Vines Avenue was built over an orchard belonging to the nineteenth century Claigmar Vineyard.
Woodlands Avenue, N3 Woodlands Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
David Lloyd Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Finchley Bowling Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Greek Chef This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Original Brewing Co This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


North Finchley

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

The name of the whole of the modern area covering North Finchley and neighbouring Whetstone was North End, a name first used in 1462.

The rapid enclosure of the countryside in the first years of the nineteenth century meant the end of Finchley Common in 1816, opening up North Finchley from urbanisation - this still took a while nevertheless.

21 cottages were built in Lodge Lane during 1824 and by the 1830s there were other houses - even a chapel by 1837.

By 1839 North Finchley had a blacksmith (on Lodge Lane and not the High Road).

In 1851 there was a regular bus service from the ’Torrington’ to Charing Cross and next came the local railway lines. Christ Church was opened in 1870 and a new parish was formed in 1872.

In 1905 the Metropolitan Electric Tramways started a route between Highgate and Whetstone - a tram depot was opened in Woodberry Grove. Trams and buses together promoted North Finchley’s development.


LOCAL PHOTOS

In the neighbourhood...

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Claigmar Vineyard, Finchley, 1921.
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Cobley’s Farm - 19th century watercolour
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The Elephany a.k.a. the Moss Hall Tavern.
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