Tributaries to Folly Brook
Tributaries, one of which is Burtonhole
Brook, flow east and north towards Folly Brook
Post to the west Mill Hill
Post to the north Totteridge Fields
Post to the east Frith
Post to the south Holders Hill
footpath and bridleway which is flanked by tall hedgerows and woodland strips
with a wet ditch at the base.
Burtonhole Farm. Livery stables, owned and leased out by
Burtonhole Farmhouse. Cedar shingled 18th
Oakfield. 1898 brick house with a comer
Camden Sports Ground – Old Camdenians
Cricket and Football Clubs. This was originally a sports ground for Holloway
School dating from the early 20th.
Burtonhole Lane Playing fields
Mill Hill Country Club. Sports club plus
Finchley Nurseries Garden Centre. Moved to
this site in 1933
Mill Hill Village Sports and Social Club
Buntings Field – Woodland area now being
restored by a local society
Charles Sevright Drive
Site of the Inglis Barracks of which some
areas are now a Trading Estate while some remains with the MOD
Site of the Army Postal Depot – a service
which Charles Sevright was early involved in during the Peninsula War, having
also been a prisoner on spying charges. In 1962 the Army Home Postal Depot
moved from Acton, to what was then part of the Inglis Barracks. In 1979 it renamed the Postal and Courier Depot RE (PCD RE). In 1999, the Agency was re-launched as the British Forces Post Office, and in 2007, it
relocated to Northolt
Henry Darlot Drive
Henry Darlot was another early postal hero
having sorted out the system during the Peninsula War.
Manor is a manor in name only, and was built in the early 19th from what had
been Pattengale farm. It has some Gothick details.
Institute for Medical Research. This is a world famous site where the standard
unit of insulin is measured, the influenza virus was discovered and famous work
done on the common cold. The land was bought
in 1922, the shell of the building put up 1938-42 designed by Maxwell Ayrton,
having been used during the Second World War as the Women's Royal Naval Service. It has a green copper roof
in brown brick with Seven storeys in a butterfly
plan was chosen to provide maximum light and air. It has been used as a set in
Batman films as Arkham Asylum. The Medical Research Council was established in 1913 and
at first was sited in Hampstead from 1920 at Mount Vernon before moving here in
Vincent's Provincial House Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul. A number
of members of The Sister of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul came to England in
1848 but returned home in 1849 because were attacked. In 1885 the Sisters
purchase "Littleberries" and set it up as Provisional House. In 1887
a Residential School (Orphanage) for boys was opened. The site has now closed
and is being converted for housing.
Littleberries. Thus was the home in 1691 of
George Littleberry, a London bookseller. Extensions were built for the convent
in the 19th and 20th. At the rear is a pavilion added in 1712,
chequered brick. With medallions of William III, George I, George II and
Caroline of Ansbach.
Banqueting House. This is an Ionic temple
dating from at least 1754. It stood
within an early 18th garden if which there are some remains. A round
and a square pond now filled in lay along the avenue and beyond were a walled
garden and pleasure ground.
House. This was built as an orphanage in 1887, and was converted to a retreat
centre in 1972-3. It has a tower and behind is a nursery building.
Presbytery. Built 1886 in brick.
Vincent's R.C. School. Built 1896 in brick. The sisters developed a day
school here soon after arriving. The foundation stone was laid in 1895. The
school was recognised in 1897.
Wentworth Hall. Site of another mansion, now
demolished and replaced by smaller housing unts.
Adam and Eve. First recorded as a
weatherboarded pub in 1751 and replaced in 1915 by the current building.
Bittancy House. This was a stuccoed
villa built before 1828. Demolished 1950
Watchtower House. Built for the Jehovah’s
Witnesses on the site of Bittancy House in 1959. Became the International Bible Students Association. Here the Jehovah’s Witness periodicals
Awake and Watchtower are produced in 25 languages for 55 countries. In 2002 120
million magazines were produced.
Optical works of German firm of
Carl Zeiss opened in 1912 but was closed during the First World War, and reopened
around 1919 as the United Kingdom Optical Co Ltd. They have passed assets to Ross under
legislation against trading with the enemy – the works was making military binoculars.
IBSA House. In 1988 the
International Bible Students Association, associated with Watchtower House,
took over the site of the Optical Works.
Aldous. Village London
British Forces Post Office website
British History. Hendon web site
British Listed Buildings, web site
Burtonhole Lane. Wikipedia web site
Old Camdenians web site
Pevsner and Cherry. London North
St.Vincentsnw7 web site
Walford. Village London