Folly Brook

River in/near Woodside Park, existing until now

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Confluence of Folly Brook (left) with Dollis Brook.
Credit: Dudley Miles

Folly Brook is a 2 1⁄4 mile long brook.

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.

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Jenelle Collins
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Post by Jenelle Collins: Wyldes Farm

My Collins descendants are from here...

Marian
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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!

Jan
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Post by Jan: The Fairway, N14

We lived here from 1991 until 2008. Southgate and Oakwood stations within walking distance - Oakwood the nearest. A lovely, green and spacious area with Trent Country Park a few minutes walk (opposite Oakwood Station). Good transport links to London/Enfield/Hertfordshire. Unfortunately the opening of Asda Supermarket led to a decline of the area with many of the shops closing. When we left in 2008, many of the shops were open and it was a thriving high street. Iconic Art Deco Southgate station is a sight to see. Even Oakwood station has some Art Deco features - the old newsagent kiosk. Southagate is full of history too.

There was a large dairy when we moved there, but overtime this closed and was replaced with houses (where isn?t?). Enfield Town and Gentleman?s Row are worth a visit. First cash machine at the Barclays Bank in Enfield Town

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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

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.

John Dye
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

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.
:o)

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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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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

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

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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Woodside Park

Woodside Park is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

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:   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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Street, N12 · 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 ·
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