Folly Brook flows east
The lake was formed by damming Folly Brook which is considered having been with advice from Humphrey Repton. It was possibly used as a duck decoy. The Lake was originally in the grounds of Copped Hall which stood to the north in Totteridge Village .This is now a Nature Reserve and the dam at the eastern tip has recently been renewed. The lake lies at the centre of a thickly wooded belt. With many mature oaks, conifers, willow, holly and rhododendron. At either end of the lake the brook runs through stone and brick-work culverts. A perimeter path encircles it with a derelict 20th boathouse on the south-western bank.
Totteridge Green West Side
Green Lodge. A former lodge to Copped Hall, 19th Gothic Weatherboarded house
Lloyds Cottage. House by T E Collcutt, 1899.
St.Andrew’s School. Rebuilt in 1939.
The Orange Tree Pub. The building is said to date from the early 19th
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Pevsner and Cherry. London North