Showing posts from August, 2012

Folly Brook - Holcombe Hill

Folly Brook. Folly Brook rises in this area and flows eastwards Post to the north May's Lane Post to the south Mill Hill Post to the east Totteridge Fields Folly Brook The brook marks the boundary between the parishes of Hendon and Totteridge. Until 1965 Hendon was in Middlesex and Totteridge in Hertfordshire and so the brook formed the boundary between the two counties Highwood Hill Stone milestone. This is said to be 30 yards west of the junction with Hendon Wood Lane and could date from Telford's survey and was said to be erected in 1752. Said to have the word ‘London’ engraved on it. Edgehill Manor . Large mansion of 1910. Mote End Farm Entrance Holcombe Dale The Folly Brook rises from a pond near here Holcombe Hill The Old Forge , which dates from before 1839 is on the Lawrence Street side of the hill. There are two cottages with the Forge between them. Alongside the road, the cottage ground floor bells out into a building which appears to have been a sh

Dollis Brook - Totteridge Lane

Dollis Brook, Dollis Brook flows southwards Post to the north Dollis Brook Valley Post to the west Totteridge Green Post to the south Woodside Park Laurel Way Named for Laurel Farm Northiam Totteridge Union URC church Southover Woodridge Primary School . The school built in 1967, with classrooms designed around a central courtyard to give maximum light and space on all sides. Totteridge Green A large informal triangle of land.   Registered under the Commons Preservation Act of 1965. It consists of grassland, with areas of woodland including oak, horse chestnut, ash, beech, crack-willow and weeping willow. In the centre is an oak which is said to have been planted in the 18th by Sir Peter Meyer, a Dutch merchant who lived at Poynters Grove, Totteridge. It is thought he caused four ponds to be dug and 186 trees planted. Totteridge Cricket Club . This dates from 2008 as result of a merger between Totteridge Cricket Club founded 1881 and Old Millhillians Cricket Club

Dollis Brook - Whetstone

Dollis Brook The Dollis Brook flows southwards Post to the east Oakleigh Park Post to the west Dollis Brook Valley Post to the south Totteridge Lane Allum Way Alongside the railway this car parking area covers the old goods yard of Totteridge and Whetstone Station and leads to warehouses and offices. At one time Northern Cottages stood at the end. Athenaeum Road Developed by the Whetstone Freehold Estate Company from 1869 on the site of Matthews’s farm . The Athenaeum Institute opened in 1881 with a grand concert.   It was developed by George Waterlow of the printing family and was opened in what were converted barns. In 1883 musicians and gymnasts still performed there but by 1887 it was in decline and in 1906 was a photographic studio. This was probably the site on which Birt Acres worked on developing early cinematographic equipment. It was still a factory in the 1950s having been used by a dry cleaning company St Mary Magdalene . Roman Catholic church. A church was

Dollis Brook - Dollis Brook Valley

Dollis Brook The Dollis Brook flows south and east TQ255941 Posh area with open space around the Dollis Brook Post to the north Pricklers Hill Post to the east Whetstone Post to the south Totteridge Lane Brook Farm Open Space This is an open grassland corridor, with damp grass flood plain meadows. Hedgerows and grasslands are managed under a traditional 'cut and lift' management regime. By Barnet Council with The 'Friends of Brook Farm Open Space'. The Dollis Valley Green Walk passes through it. Great Bushey Drive Totteridge Tennis Club “Situated in the leafy suburbs, it is the home of North London Tennis” Links Drive South Hertfordshire Golf Club . This is said to have been founded because those in Muswell Hill and Hampstead clubs could not play on Sundays. In 1899 the Committee and members of Muswell Hill Golf Club where the grounds belonged to the church, faced the prospect of being expelled from their grounds and clubhouse. It was decided to find a

Dollis Brook - Pricklers Hill

Dollis Brook The Dollis Brook flows south eastwards Post to the west Underhill Post to the south Dollis Brook Valley Barnet Hill From the Old Red Lion up to High Barnet the original road was rather south main of the present line. In the 1820s the road was rebuilt and the gradient lessened. This was according to plans of Mr. Telford and the effects of these improvements may be seen in the embanked approach to Barnet.   Old road – the line of the pre-Telford hill can be seen in the green area on west side of the road.   It was possible to make out vestiges of the former road until the 1950s. The Michaelmas Horse Fair was held on both sides of the long embankment; once described as 'three days of pandemonium' it is now a quieter affair, banished to a less busy area. Railway Bridge . The railway is now the Northern Line to High Barnet. At the point where the railway crosses the road, the embankment is at its most spectacular.   Barnet Lane Barnet Playing Fields la

Dollis Brook - Underhill

Dollis Brook The Brook continues to flow eastwards Post to the west Wellhouse Post to the east Pricklers Hill Alan Drive East Barnet Old Grammarians Club . This is the sports and old pupils club of what was East Barnet Grammar School which is now East Barnet School. The Association dates from 1941 with several sections including football, hockey and archery as well as music appreciation societies and a rambling club. Today it has a football section, a golf society and a freemason's lodge. The Ludgrove Club is also on site. Barnet Lane Barnet Table Tennis Centre . This dates from 1969, King George V Playing Fields . In 1936 the King George’s Fields Foundation was established to fund playing fields. The fields in Barnet Lane were originally 93 acres and the third largest but less than a fifth of the original size remains. There used to be two stone plinths at the entrance to the field, but these were vandalised and removed. Stables Horse Activity Centre . Set up in 19

Dollis Brook - Wellhouse

Dollis Brook Dollis Brook flows north and east Post to the north Barnet Post to the south Totteridge Common Post to the east Underhill Bells Hill St Stephen . Built as a mission church 1896 St Stephen’s Social Club Chesterfield Road The area around the junction with Mays Lane was Ducks Island. And is marked as such on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887. It is near the Dollis Brook and the name should be self-explanatory – or is the stream too small a trickle for ducks - or did people shoot the ducks – or was there a local farmer called Duck. Connaught Road Council estate from the 1850s Darlands Drive St Stephen's Hospital . This opened as The Barnet Infectious Diseases Hospital in 1907, for patients with diphtheria and scarlet fever. It was managed by a Hospital Committee with representatives from Barnet Urban District Council, East Barnet Valley Urban District Council and Barnet Rural District Council. In 1917 its name changed to Barnet Rural District and Urban

Dollis Brook - Totteridge Common

Dollis Brook Dollis Brook flows north east Post to the west Mays Lane Post to the north Wellhouse Post to the south Totteridge Fields Horseshoe Lane Totteridge Common 4 Cottage by the gate of Loxwood. Early 19 th Strawberry Hill   Gothic 11 Longbourne . Built 1973 by L. R. Harbinson, tucked into the slope, with a staircase drum as a feature of the entrance courtyard 24-28 The Paddocks. Collcutt added this very pretty stable courtyard to big house, with cupola reused from the house and timber arcade. 18 th house altered and rebuilt in 19 th but there are some original features. Red brick and doorway with keystone dated 1750, There are also rainwater hoppers dated 1750. Home of Baron Bunsen 1848-9. Totteridge Park. This is the one surviving older mansion, now subdivided into flats. It is basically 18 th but substantially altered. Rainwater heads give the date of 1750. 18 th walled garden Stable block of Totteridge Park. By T. E Collcutt 1900 in red brick with a si

Dollis Brook - Mays Lane

Dollis Brook The Dollis Brook flows eastwards Post to the west Moat Mount Post to the east Totteridge Common Post to the south Holcombe Hill Barnet Gate Lane Brent Lodge Farm Hendon Wood Lane Old Chomelian Sports Club . Club for the old boys of Highgate School Hendon Wood Lane Open Space Mays Lane Old Elizabethans (Barnet) Memorial Playing Field. Sports club for the old pupils of Queen Elizabeth School, Barnet. This ground was bought by the Association in the late 1940s from donations from members and from monies remaining in its War Memorial Fund as a War Memorial. Totteridge Common St.Edwards College . Roman Catholic White Fathers seminary and college. In this building and Oak Lodge adjacent since the 1980s. Now closed.   Sources Hightgate School web site Old Elizabetban web site

Dollis Brook - Moat Mount

Dollis Brook The Dollis Brook rises in this area and flows eastwards Post to the east Mays Lane Post to the west Scratchwood Barnet Lane Hyver Hall . 19th house. Hendon Wood Lane This is the parish boundary and thought to be a minor Roman road Barnet Gate Wood . This is a small ancient wood, with a canopy of oak and hornbeam, and an understorey of rhododendron. Some of the hornbeam have been trained as hedges and then allowed go wild Hyver Hill The White House . Built in 1934 by Denis Harrington for Fred Daniels, a film cameraman who worked at the Elstree Studios. This is in the style of Frank Lloyd H Wright's houses, which he had seen in Hollywood. Harrington has also been to America to study Wright’s work. It is in brick but cement rendered and flat roofed. Inside is a marble art deco staircase Moat Mount Open Space Moat Mount. The name dates from 1754 and refers to a moated house. Moat Mount Open Space is a nature reserve. There is 19 th planting, includin

Bow Creek/River Lea - Leamouth

This section covers only the areas in this square which are north of the River Thames. The post for the south bank is Dome River Lea/Bow Creek The Creek winds its way southwards to reach the Thames Post to the north Canning Town Post to the south Greenwich Marsh Post to the west Old Blackwall  and Blackwall Point Post to the east Custom House Blackwall Rock This was a reef off the lea mouth at Blackwall. At certain tides it was a danger to shipping and in 1804, after the construction of the West India Dock William Jessop was instructed to remove it. Underwater blasting failed, but by 1808 it was removed mechanically Bowman Avenue, Garden city development by West Ham council between the wars. Named after a local ARP warden killed during the Blitz Dock Road 1 Waterfront Studios . New build business centre Domeview Properties. New Build housing Docklands Light Railway The Docklands Light Railway leaves Canning Town Station to two different destinations.   The