Merryhills Brook rises in this
area and flows north eastwards
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Area on the edge of Trent Park with suburban housing and an amazing tube station
Post to the east Oakwood
Post to the west Cockfosters
This name is thought to refer to the
Chief Forester of Enfield – said to be a corruption of ‘Foresters’, and ‘cock’
meaning ‘chief’. The area was within Enfield Chas and a house in the areas was
called ‘Cockfosters’ in the early 17th. . In the mid-18th
Trent Park and Beech Hill Park were built up and Cockfosters developed as a
hamlet between the two as a service area.
Westpole Farm. Sold for housing
in the 1930s.
Trent Park Cemetery. This was
opened in 1960 designed as a lawn cemetery with a selection of bronze plaque
memorials. It has a burial chapel with a book of remembrance. It belongs to London
Borough of Islington.
Cockfosters Station. Opened in July 1933 as the final
station on the Piccadilly Line after Oakwood and built following a decision to
place the depot here. It is on a gradient of 1 in 320 and built in a shallow
cutting. The building was designed by Adams, Pearson and Holden. From
the street level building a double stairway goes to the concourse with a structure
of shuttered concrete with decorations in colours to supplement its natural
colour. With its height and clerestory
windows it is thought to have the atmosphere of a church. There were three rail
roads, with the centre stop short. Since it has been listed restoration has
been meticulous. There was a signal cabin and the tracks were equipped with oil
stop-blocks, provided by Ransome & Rapier.
Piccadilly Line Depot. The depot
was sited here where land was available and where it could be double
ended. It was opened in 1933 with a red
brick main shed which could take seventy-two cars. There were inspection pits, an
overhead crane, a fan room, a storeroom, an electrically heated oil store, a
foreman's office, locker room and fitters' shop. Beyond the shed were an electrical
sub-station and the cleaning shed with three tracks and the washing plant. There
was space to house two hundred and fifty cars.
Now the approach road to the Middlesex
university campus in Trent Park
Field Place Names of London
Piccadilly Line. Capital Transport
London Borough of Islington. Cemeteries Web Site.
Cockfosters Station. Wikipedia web site