Hempshill Brook and Northaw Brook
Brook rises in this area and flows eastwards
Brook flows east and south
Post to the south Potters Bar
Post to the east Northaw
Post to the west Little Heath
House. Built in 1749 using materials said to have
come from Canons, Edgware. This has also been known as Fairlawn House
which was the stables to Dower House. This is now a
separate house. It is 18th in red brick with single storey side
Grange.17th or earlier timber framed
house with 18th and mid 20th restyling. At one time used as a convent
Forge – this cul de sac development is on land marked as a smithy on 19th
Place. Built in1690 for Captain Moncey R.N with
later alterations. 17th stable block with a clock tower and clock
faces. Inside are wall and ceiling paintings and also some in Chinese style.
Garden walls from the 17th in red brick. In the centre are double
cast iron gates between 19th gate piers. In the late 19th this was
Northaw Preparatory School, run by two clergymen ‘only interested in cricket
and the bible’ – a pupil there was Clement Attlee. Now let as flats.
This is a house built in 1820 and later altered. In the 1950s it was the home
of Charles Gordon Maynard, Chairman of Hatfield Rural District Council who
may/may not be the same man as the inventor of the wine gum.
Owen’s Recreation Ground. This is the sports ground for the old boys club of
what was Dame Alice Owens School in Islington. They moved to this site from
Whetstone in 1988.
Northaw House. Built in 1698 and now used as offices for the Architects
Co-partnership. It is painted plaster on red brick. There are service blocks
and a 19th stable block.
Spinney Cottage. This was once a bakery and has a 17th baker’s
oven at one end. The house itself is in chequered red brick
1 The Sun Public House. 17th timber framed inn
Memorial, erected after the Great War with Second World War names added
Northaw Road West
St. Thomas the Martyr. Church of England. It was built in
1881-2 and replaced an earlier church which had been burnt down and which had
been built in 1809. It was built by Church. 1881, by C Kirk and Son of Sleaford.
Brewers Public House with a 16th timber frame plus
2, 4, 6, 8, Ivy Cottages which are 19th in red brick.
9 – 9a. The Old Bakery. House which was once a bakery. This is a
17th timber frame house with later alterations.
10 -12 Muscombes Cottage. Cottage In painted brick. Made up from
two properties. 19th but may be earlier.
area around the pond used to be Lake Field. The lake was the water feature and
boating lake for long derelict Nyn Manor.
Old Vicarage. Built 1752 with later additions