Red Lion Hill, N2

Road in/near East Finchley, existing between 1821 and now

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Road · East Finchley · N2 ·
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The contemporary Red Lion Hill connects Oak Lane and Central Avenue.

It is a lot shorter than its former length as it used to cover most of what is now King Street.

Minor roads grew up along the edge of what was Finchley Common. Bow Lane, named from its shape, existed at Fallow Corner south of East End by 1814. Farther south there was a settlement at Cuckolds Haven by 1678, linked by causeways before 1814. Red Lion Hill was named by 1821 but most of its course became King Street by 1920.

During work in 1934, ten old cottages in Red Lion Hill were set alight to enable the local fire service to give a demonstration.


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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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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Newmarket Farm Newmarket Farm existed until 1855.
Park Farm Park Farm, Finchley give much of its land to the later Hampstead Garden Surburb.

NEARBY STREETS
Benedict Way, N2 Benedict Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Borrowdale Close, N2 Borrowdale Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brackenbury Road, N2 Brackenbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brendon Grove, N2 Brendon Grove is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brighton Road, N2 Brighton Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brownswell Road, N2 Brownswell Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Cecilia Close, N2 Cecilia Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Central Avenue, N2 Central Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Challoner Close, N2 Challoner Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chamberlain Road, N2 Chamberlain Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chandos Road, N2 Chandos Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Chapel Court, N2 Chapel Court was originally built as Chapel Street and lead in those days to the Great North Road.
Church Lane, N2 Church Lane runs from East End Road to the Great North Road.
Clare Close, N2 Clare Close is a location in London.
Claybrook Close, N2 Claybrook Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Cleveland House, N2 Residential block
Denison Close, N2 Denison Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Eagans Close, N2 Eagans Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
East End Road, N2 East End Road, linking East End and the southern section of the Great North Road with Church End, was the main east-west road in Finchley.
Edeleny Close, N2 Edeleny Close is a location in London.
Elm Gardens, N2 Elm Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elmhurst Avenue, N2 Elmhurst Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Fallows Close, N2 Fallows Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Font Hills, N2 Font Hills is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Green Lane, N2 Green Lane is a lost road of Finchley.
Hamilton Road, N2 Hamilton Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Helen Close, N2 Helen Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
High Road, N2 High Road East Finchley dates from the early Middle Ages.
Hobbs Green, N2 Hobbs Green is a road in the N2 postcode area
King Street, N2 King Street was named in 1920 but existed since Napoleonic times.
Kitchener Road, N2 Kitchener Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leopold Road, N2 Leopold Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leslie Road, N2 Leslie Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Lewis Gardens, N2 Lewis Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Long Lane, N2 Long Lane, named in 1719, ran from Ballards Lane to Bulls Lane at East End and was probably the medieval ’Ferrours Lane’.
Manor Cottages Approach, N2 Manor Cottages Approach is a road in the N2 postcode area
Manor Park Road, N2 Manor Park Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Neale Close, N2 Neale Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
New Ash Close, N2 New Ash Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
New Oak Road, N2 New Oak Road connects Oak Lane with Long Lane.
New Trinity Road, N2 New Trinity Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Norfolk Close, N2 Norfolk Close is a road in the N17 postcode area
Oak Lane, N2 Oak Lane was one of the roads of a settlement called Cuckolds Haven - so-named by 1678.
Oakridge Drive, N2 Oakridge Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Farm Close, N2 Park Farm Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Gate, N2 Park Gate is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Road, N2 Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Plane Tree Walk, N2 Plane Tree Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ploughmans Walk, N2 Ploughmans Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Pumphandle Path, N2 Pumphandle Path is a road in the N2 postcode area
Richmond Road, N2 Richmond Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Sedgemere Avenue, N2 Sedgemere Avenue is named after Sedgemere House which stood on the site.
Simms Gardens, N2 Simms Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
St Pancras Court, N2 Saint Pancras Court is a small side street.
Sylvester Road, N2 Sylvester Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Talbot Avenue, N2 Talbot Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Tarling Road, N2 Tarling Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Taunton Drive, N2 Taunton Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Grange, N2 The Grange is a location in London.
The Mead, N2 The Mead is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Walks, N2 The Walks is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Trinity Avenue, N2 Trinity Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Trinity Road, N2 Trinity Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
William Close, N2 William Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Wilmot Close, N2 Wilmot Close is a road in the N2 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
East Finchley Constitutional Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Alexandra This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Dick Turpin This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Windsor Castle This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


East Finchley

East Finchley is a suburban development, five miles north north-west of Charing Cross.

The land on which East Finchley now stands was once part of the Bishop of London’s hunting ground. More recently, it was home to some grand ’country’ estates of wealthy Londoners, from which several roads take their names (e.g. Summerlee Avenue, Park Hall Road). At one time East Finchley was referred to as ’East End’.

East Finchley underground station, first opened in 1863 by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway, is topped by a famous statue of an archer, created in the Art Deco style, and pointing his arrow towards the other end of the tunnel which starts south of the station and runs all the way to the end of the Northern Line at Morden. This 27.8 km tunnel was for many years the longest in the world. There was originally an arrow at Morden Station to match the archer at East Finchley, but this was stolen not long after the station was opened.


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Bald Faced Stag, East Finchley
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Finchley in 1814
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