Finchley Way, N3

Road in/near West Finchley

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Finchley Way is named after the area it inhabits.

Finchley, probably denoting Finch’s clearing, is a late Anglo-Saxon name but was recorded only from the early 13th century. The common along the parish’s eastern side was a remnant of the woodland which once covered most of northern Middlesex and southern Hertfordshire; known as Finchley wood until the 17th century and later notorious for its highwaymen, it still contained more than a quarter of the parish in 1816.

The earliest settlement was probably in the south-west quarter of the parish at Church End, where people were living by the 13th century. East End and Parkgate, mentioned respectively in 1365 and 1375, together formed a scattered hamlet where the later East End Road met the Great North Road at the exit from Hornsey park.

Most building took place around the old centres until transport began to improve with the coming of the railway in 1867, whereupon North End was transformed into the suburb of North Finchley. By 1920 Church End had been joined to both North End and East End by building, although the eastern edge of the parish was largely kept open by the establishment of cemeteries. The southern part was built up mainly after the First World War, forming an extension of Hampstead Garden Suburb and a wealthy area, cut off from the rest of Finchley by the North Circular Road.

West Finchley dated only from the 1930s, when elsewhere in the parish large houses were giving way to smaller ones and flats, and when offices began to be opened in Whetstone.

Source: Finchley: Introduction | British History Online



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Jenelle Collins
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My Collins descendants are from here...

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Post by Marian: High Street Barnet

No, it?s not the parade of shops you mention, it?s Middle Row which was demolished in 1889 and was situated to the south of the parish church literally in the middle of the High Street!

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I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

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I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

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Post by Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

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The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WEST FINCHLEY AREA IN THE 1900s
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West Finchley

West Finchley is a station on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line.

West Finchley benefits from being near to several shopping areas and supermarkets. There is a large entertainment complex on the High Road with an eight screen cinema, bowling alley, lido, bar and restaurants. Sporting facilities include clubs for rugby with a leading junior club, tennis and squash. Finchley and Hendon Golf Clubs lie less than a mile away and there are several play and recreation areas with way-marked walks. Finchley Arts Centre opened in 2004 and caters for performing and visual arts.

In 1867 the Great Northern Railway opened a line to Mill Hill (later Mill Hill East) and Edgware with stations at East Finchley and Finchley (later Finchley Central). A branch from Finchley to High Barnet, with stations at Woodside Park and Whetstone (called Totteridge and Whetstone) opened in 1872.

West Finchley station at Nether Street, south of Woodside Park, was only added in 1933. The railway greatly increased accessibility from London. The railway became part of the London Passenger Transport Board’s Northern line, which was electrified to East Finchley in 1939, to High Barnet in 1940, and to Mill Hill East in 1941.

Intermediate or east-west journeys were less easy. Trams had been suggested in 1880 but it was not until 1898 that the Metropolitan Tramways and Omnibus Co. seriously proposed to introduce them to Finchley and only in 1905 that a route was opened by Metropolitan Electric Tramways (the M.E.T.) between Highgate and Whetstone. It was extended to the Hertfordshire boundary in 1906 and to Barnet in 1907 and was crossed by one from New Southgate to North Finchley and Golders Green from 1909.

A tramway depot opened just off the Great North Road near Tally Ho Corner by 1908 became the focus of the M.E.T.’s system before it was superseded by trolley-buses in 1938.All trolley-buses disappeared between 1959 and 1962. In 1959 and 1964 the deficiencies of London Transport buses were such that Finchley B.C. considered running its own.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Akiva School:   Akiva is a one-form independent (fee-paying) school in a three-storey former convent school building on the Manor House site in Finchley.
Avenue House Grounds:   Avenue House Grounds, also known as Stephens House and Gardens, is a four hectare nature site in Church End, Finchley.
Brent Lodge:   Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of ’Warren’s Gift’, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824.
Folly Brook:   Folly Brook is a 2 1⁄4 mile long brook.
Leo Baeck College:   Leo Baeck College is a privately funded rabbinical seminary and centre for the training of teachers in Jewish education.
Lovers Walk, N3:   Lovers Walk is an old thoroughfare which was never upgraded to become a road in its own right,
Moss Hall:   Moss Hall was named after the Mosse family.
Moss Hall Junior School:   Moss Hall Junior School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Moss Hall Nursery School:   Moss Hall is a local authority nursery school.
Pardes House Grammar School:   Pardes House Grammar School is an independent north London secondary school for Orthodox Jewish boys which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 16.
Pardes House Primary School:   Pardes House Primary School is a boys school which opened in 2001.
Queen’s Head:   The Queen’s Head was situated at 248 Regents Park Road.
Riverside Walk:   
St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School:   St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School is a mixed school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Sussex Ring, N12:   Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
The Woodside Park Sports and Social Club:   


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Place, N3 · Arcadia Avenue, N3 · Arden Road, N3 · Argyle Road, N12 · Ballards Lane, N3 · Bibsworth Road, N3 · Brent Way, N3 · Cavendish Avenue, N3 · Chanctonbury Way, N12 · Chaville Way, N3 · Chesterfield Road, N12 · Chesterfield Road, N3 · Church Crescent, N3 · Church Cresent, N3 · Church End, N3 · Cissbury Ring North, N12 · Cissbury Ring South, N12 · Claigmar Gardens, N3 · Claverley Grove, N3 · Claverley Villas, N3 · Clifton Avenue, N3 · College Terrace, N3 · Cornwall Avenue, N3 · Court House Gardens, N3 · Courthouse Road, N12 · Courthouse Road, N3 · Crescent Rise, N3 · Crescent Road, N3 · Cyprus Road, N3 · Dancastle Court, N3 · Dollis Avenue, N3 · Dollis Park, N3 · Dollis Road, N3 · Dorset Mews, N3 · East End Road, N3 · Elm Court, N3 · Elm Park Road, N3 · Essex Park, N3 · Eversleigh Road, N3 · Falkland Avenue, N3 · Finchley Way, N3 · Folkington Corner, N12 · Fursby Avenue, N3 · Gable House, N3 · Glenhill Close, N3 · Gordon Road, N3 · Gravel Hill, N3 · Great North Way, N3 · Grosvenor Road, N3 · Grove Avenue, N3 · Hamilton Way, N3 · Hervey Close, N3 · Hillcourt Avenue, N12 · Holmwood Gardens, N3 · Howcroft Crescent, N3 · Howes Close, N3 · Huntly Drive, N3 · Lansdowne Road, N3 · Lawford House, N3 · Lichfield Grove, N3 · Links View, N3 · Linkside, N12 · Lovers Walk, NW7 · Lullington Garth, N12 · Manor View, N3 · Michleham Down, N12 · Millers Yard, N3 · Moss Hall Grove, N12 · Mossborough Close, N12 · Mountfield Road, N3 · Nether Close, N3 · Nether Street, N3 · Nethercourt Avenue, N3 · North Crescent, N3 · Northiam, N12 · Oakdene Park, N3 · Offham Slope, N12 · Park Cottages, N3 · Pavilion Mews, N3 · Popes Drive, N3 · Poynings Way, N12 · Princes Avenue, N3 · Priory Close, N3 · Pycombe Corner, N12 · Rathgar Close, N3 · Rectory Close, N3 · Redbourne Avenue, N3 · Regents Park Road, N3 · Riverside Walk, N12 · Rodmell Slope, N12 · Saddlescombe Way, N12 · Sellers Hall Close, N3 · Shakespeare Road, N3 · Shortgate, N12 · Singleton Scarp, N12 · Southover, N12 · Spencer Close, N3 · Spencer Court, N3 · Springfield Close, N12 · St Pauls Way, N3 · Stanhope Avenue, N3 · Station Close, N3 · Station Road, N3 · Steynings Way, N12 · Strathmore Gardens, N3 · Stuart Court, N3 · Sylvan Avenue, N3 · Templars Crescent, N3 · Templars Cresent, N3 · The Avenue, N3 · The Grove, N3 · Tillingham Way, N12 · Twineham Green, N12 · Upper Cavendish Avenue, N3 · Victoria Avenue, N3 · Walmington Fold, N12 · Wentworth Avenue, N3 · Wentworth Park, N3 · West Avenue, N3 · Westbury Grove, N12 · Westbury Road, N12 · Windermere Avenue, N3 · Wolstonbury, N12 · Wootton Grove, N3 ·
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