Folly Brook is a 2 1⁄4 mile long brook.
Woodside Park is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.
It is a tributary of Dollis Brook, which is a tributary of the River Brent, which is itself tributary of the River Thames. Folly Brook is lined for most of its length by narrow strips of woodland and scrub, with a good variety of trees and shrubs.
It is home to many small aquatic invertebrates, including several species of caddis fly and a stonefly, which are only found in unpolluted waters.
Folly Brook rises near the bottom of Highwood Hill, Mill Hill, and flows east through fields and public open spaces to Woodside Park. From Highwood Hill to Darland’s Lake Nature Reserve the brook passes through private land which is not open to public access, apart from a short section next to a footpath through Folly Farm. Darland’s Lake was originally ornamental, created by damming the brook, but the lake and surrounding woods are now a nature reserve.
The lower part of the brook from Darland’s Lake through Folly Brook Valley to the junction with Dollis Brook is public open space. A footpath alongside the brook starts close to the Darland’s noticeboard east of the lake, and goes through woods to grassland between Burtonhole Lane and Pasture and Woodridge Nature Reserve
, where it is joined by its tributary, Burtonhole Brook. Folly Brook then goes under Southover
to meet Dollis Brook not far from Woodside Park Underground station, connecting it with the Dollis Valley Greenwalk.
Until 1965 the brook marked the boundary between the boroughs of Hendon to the south and Totteridge to the north. Hendon was in Middlesex and Totteridge in Hertfordshire, and the brook was thus also the boundary between the two counties.Licence:
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|VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1750s|
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.
|VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1800s|
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.
|VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1830s|
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.
|VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1860s|
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.
|VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1900s|
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.
It is very varied in character. The area to the east of the tube station consists predominantly of large Victorian houses, many of which have been converted into flats.
The area grew because of Woodside Park station. This was planned by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) and was originally opened as Torrington Park on 1 April 1872 by the Great Northern Railway (which had taken over the EH&LR).
The station was on a branch of a line that ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate. The station was renamed within a month of opening, and again in 1882.
After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies the line was, from 1923, part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). The section of the High Barnet branch north of East Finchley was incorporated into the London Underground network through the "Northern Heights" project begun in the late 1930s. The station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940 and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941. The station still retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.
The north-western part of the area, which can also be regarded as the part of Totteridge in N12 rather than N20, is sometimes called Woodside Park Garden Suburb and consists of semi-detached or detached 3 to 4 bedroom houses built in the 1950s. It includes the Woodside Park Club.
The eastern boundary of the Garden Suburb is the Dollis Brook and the southern boundary is the Folly Brook. To the south of this Suburb is an area of 1920s and 1930s houses, where many of the roads are named after places in Sussex, such as Sussex Ring and Cissbury Ring.
Between the Garden Suburb and the Northern Line is an area originally of Victorian housing. Many of the houses, including the former residence of Spike Milligan, have been pulled down and replaced by modern housing or blocks of flats. Much of this area consists of a council estate where Emma Bunton grew up.
There is a small amount of commercial activity around the mini roundabout at Chanctonbury Way, which was originally the main shopping area for Woodside Park, providing basic services such as a post office, a butcher and an ironmonger. Since the creation of North Finchley shopping parade, many of the original shops have closed down and have been replaced by specialised businesses.
|LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
: Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of ’Warren’s Gift’, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824.Coathouse Farm
: Coathouse Farm was the seat of the Peacock family.Finchley Catholic High School
: Finchley Catholic High School is a comprehensive boys’ secondary school with a coeducational sixth form in North Finchley. It accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.Frith Manor Primary School
: Frith Manor Primary School is a mixed school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.Lovers Walk, N3
: Lovers Walk is an old thoroughfare which was never upgraded to become a road in its own right,Malt and Hops
: The Malt and Hops was situated at 891 High Road, N12.Moss Hall
: Moss Hall was named after the Mosse family.Moss Hall Infant School
: Moss Hall Infant School accepts children between the ages of 5 and 7.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.Northside Primary School
: Northside Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.Riverside Walk
: St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School
: St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School is a girls school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Sussex Ring, N12
: Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.Swan and Pyramids
: The Swan & Pyramids was situated at 975 High Road.The Holmewood School
: The Holmewood School London, is a school for 7-19-year-olds with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other language, communication and social difficulties.The Woodside Park Sports and Social Club
: Torrington House
: The Torrington Arms (Torrington House) opened in the 1830s.Totteridge Green
: Totteridge Green is a five hectare Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade II, also registered common land.Woodridge Nature Reserve
: Woodridge Nature Reserve is a 0.7 hectare Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation.Woodridge Primary School
: Woodridge Primary School is a mixed community primary school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Albert Street, N12
|NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
· Alexandra Grove, N12
· Anastasia Mews, N12
· Argyle Road, N12
· Arlington, N12
· Ashbourne Close, N12
· Ashbourne Court, N12
· Avenue Road, N12
· Avondale Avenue, N12
· Ballards Lane, N3
· Birkbeck Road, N12
· Brent Way, N3
· Brook Meadow, N12
· Brownlow Road, N3
· Budd Close, N12
· Burtonhole Lane, N12
· Chanctonbury Way, N12
· Chesterfield Road, N12
· Chesterfield Road, N3
· Chiddingfold, N12
· Church Path, N12
· Cissbury Ring North, N12
· Cissbury Ring South, N12
· Claverley Grove, N3
· Claverley Villas, N3
· Clements Close, N12
· Cliveden Close, N12
· Coleridge Road, N12
· Coppice Walk, N20
· Cornwall Avenue, N3
· Court House Gardens, N3
· Courthouse Road, N12
· Courthouse Road, N3
· Croft Mews, N20
· Dorie Mews, N12
· Elm Court, N3
· Elmstead Close, N20
· Essex Park, N3
· Etchingham Park Road, N3
· Falkland Avenue, N3
· Finchley Court, N3
· Finchley High Road, N12
· Finchley Way, N3
· Folkington Corner, N12
· Framfield Close, N12
· Frederick’s Place, N12
· Fursby Avenue, N3
· Gainsborough Court, N12
· Gainsborough Road, N12
· Grange Avenue, N12
· Green Bank, N12
· Greenway Close, N20
· Greenway, N20
· Grosvenor Road, N3
· Grove Avenue, N3
· Gruneisen Road, N3
· Guildown Avenue, N12
· Hamilton Way, N3
· Highwood Avenue, N12
· Hill Crescent, N20
· Hillcourt Avenue, N12
· Holden Avenue, N12
· Holden Road, N12
· Hoptree Close, N12
· Howcroft Crescent, N3
· Hughes Close, N12
· Huntly Drive, N3
· Hutton Grove, N12
· Lansdowne Road, N3
· Laurel View, N12
· Laurel Way, N12
· Laurel Way, N20
· Limes Avenue, N12
· Linkside, N12
· Little Cedars, N12
· Longland Drive, N20
· Lorian Close, N12
· Lullington Garth, N12
· Lynton Mead, N20
· Michleham Down, N12
· Millers Yard, N3
· Moss Hall Grove, N12
· Mossborough Close, N12
· Nether Close, N3
· Nether Street, N12
· Nether Street, N3
· Nethercourt Avenue, N3
· Netherfield Road, N12
· Northiam, N12
· Northumberland House, N3
· Offham Slope, N12
· Parkside, N3
· Percy Road, N12
· Popes Drive, N3
· Poynings Way, N12
· Princes Avenue, N3
· Pycombe Corner, N12
· Riverside Walk, N12
· Rodmell Slope, N12
· Saddlescombe Way, N12
· Saint Paul’s Way, N3
· Sellers Hall Close, N3
· Seymour Road, N3
· Shortgate, N12
· Singleton Scarp, N12
· Southover, N12
· Southway, N20
· Springfield Close, N12
· St Andrew’s Close, N12
· St Pauls Way, N3
· Station Approach, N12
· Steynings Way, N12
· Stuart Court, N3
· The Grove, N3
· The Oaks, N12
· The Ridgeway, N3
· Theobald’s Avenue, N12
· Thyra Grove, N12
· Tillingham Way, N12
· Totteridge Green, N20
· Totteridge Lane, N20
· Twineham Green, N12
· Ventnor Drive, N20
· Walmington Fold, N12
· Wentworth Avenue, N3
· Wentworth Close, N3
· Wentworth Park, N3
· West Avenue, N3
· Westbury Grove, N12
· Westbury Road, N12
· Whittington Mews, N12
· Willow End, N20
· Willow Way, N3
· Winifred Place, N12
· Wolstonbury, N12
· Woodside Avenue, N12
· Woodside Grange Road, N12
· Woodside Grove, N12
· Woodside Park Road, N12