East Barnet

 

Bramley Sports Ground,

Middlesex County Council open space

Oak Hill Park (at East Bamet) Bamet. Marked as Oakhill Park on the

Ordnance Survey map of 1887, named from Oak Hill 1822, earlier

called Ie Monkejrifh 1273, Monkynfrythe 1536, Oak hill heretofore called

MonclcCTi Frieth or Monkham Frieth 1790, that is 'woodland of the monks',

from Old English fyrhth(e) and Middle English monken 'of the monks'.

The reference is to the monks ofStAlban's Abbey who once owned the

manor of East Bamet (see BARNET). The old name is preserved in the

local street names MONKFRITH CLOSE & WAY.


Cat Hill

Clock House

Chase Side

Middlesex University, Faculty of Art and Design, built for the Middlesex Polytechnic. Tucked into a wooded slope. The earliest part by the MCC, a neat factory-like block of workshops of the 1960s, with north roof-lights. Phase 2 is of 1972-9 by HKPA, and reflects the 1970s desire to give large buildings a friendly face.  Lodge, and Little Grove House were also established after the reformation in the 16th century. the Ambassador of Turkey, Musurus Pasha, used Bohun as a retreat during Ramadan in the 1880s. Bohun Lodge was bought by East Barnet Council and used to house families displaced during World War Two. We have no later records of the Vernon family apart from the fact that Mr Vernon was the largest single donor to the East Barnet War memorial in 1920. By the early 1930s Bohun Lodge had been taken over by Oakhill Theological College, although they then sold it in 1937. Their world had collapsed, never to return

 

Oakhill College.  18th villa built on the Monkfryth Estate.  1790 bought by John Kingston MP.  Remodelled by Simon Haughton Clarke, Jamaican planter.  Has been a theological college since 1932.

The Byre with ceramic tiles

Temple

80-84 New Crown pub, first impressions are of an open-plan room with the bar along one.  In fact, there are snugs around the edge and no-smoking area towards the rear. Old photos of the local area are featured.

St. Andrew, 1903 by A.R. Barker. Extensions by Barker & Kirk, 1916. Dull red brick and  stone exterior.

Sussex Way

Southgate School.  Replacing County Grammar School, which is now flats.  Large complex 1960-1992. Sussex Way

Southgate School, replacing the County Grammar School.  The 'borough's only interesting late C20 secondary school. A large complex developed from 1960 to 1992. E wing 1959-61 by Raglan Squires & Partners, with minor additions of 1972; sixth-form block 1980; and wings 1990-2 by Rock Townsend , Andrew Shorten, Chris Grasby. 

Where Heddon Court Avenue is today was once a house called Belmont. It was known as Mount Pleasant by the 17th century, and only later, by the 1890s was it called Heddon Court. By World War One it was a private school, which hosted a camp where scout masters were trained during the Summer in the 1920s. Bohun Lodge, and Little Grove House were also established after the reformation in the 16th century. the Ambassador of Turkey, Musurus Pasha, used Bohun as a retreat during Ramadan in the 1880s. Bohun Lodge was bought by East Barnet Council and used to house families displaced during World War Two.

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