Dollis Avenue, N3

Road in/near Finchley Central, existing between 1906 and now

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Dollis Avenue, N3

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Dollis Avenue sprung to life in the Edwardian years.

Early attempts to build up Olders Hill in the south-west corner of Finchley proved abortive. The National Standard Land Mortgage and Investment Co. bought the estate in 1880 but few lots had been built on by 1897.

Part of Grass farm, which adjoined Olders Hill to the north, was offered for building along Hendon Lane with similar lack of success in 1894. In 1901 that part of Finchley, while providing excellent sites, was thought to be undeveloped because of poor transport, which would be improved by trams.

After the arrival of trams in 1905 housing spread quickly.

There was building in 1906 on Grass Farm estate in Dollis Avenue, where Woodway Lodge, designed by Messrs. Bennet & Richardson, was one of several detached houses.


Main source: Finchley: Introduction | British History Online
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Avenue House Avenue House is a large Victorian mansion (Grade II listed) situated on East End Road.
Avenue House Grounds Avenue House Grounds, also known as Stephens House and Gardens, is a four hectare nature site in Church End, Finchley.
Dollis Farm Dollis Farm was on the west side of Holders Hill Road near the junction which is now Holders Hill Circus.
Grass Farm Grass Farm was developed in the late 19th century.

NEARBY STREETS
Albert Place, N3 Albert Place is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Arcadia Avenue, N3 Arcadia Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Bibsworth Road, N3 Bibsworth Road is named for a local manor – Bibsworth Manor.
Church Crescent, N3 Church Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Church Cresent, N3 Church Cresent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Church End, N3 Church End is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Claremont Park, N3 Claremont Park is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Clifton Avenue, N3 Clifton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
College Terrace, N3 College Terrace links Regents Park Road and Hendon Lane.
Crescent Rise, N3 Crescent Rise is a road in the N3 postcode area
Crescent Road, N3 Crescent Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cyprus Avenue, N3 Cyprus Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cyprus Gardens, N3 Cyprus Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dancastle Court, N3 Dancastle Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Dollis Park, N3 Dollis Park runs from Regent’s Park Road to St. Mary’s School.
Elm Court, N3 Elm Court is a road in the N3 postcode area
Freston Park, N3 Freston Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Grass Park, N3 Grass Park developed on the land of Grass Farm.
Gravel Hill, N3 Across the junction of East End Road and Regents Park Road, Gravel Hill runs to Hendon Lane.
Grenville Close, N3 Grenville Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hawthorn Mews, NW7 Hawthorn Mews is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Hendon Avenue, N3 Hendon Avenue was laid out on the Grass Farm Estate in 1900.
Hendon Lane, N3 Hendon Lane is one of the medieval roads of Finchley.
Holders Hill Road, NW7 Holders Hill Road was a track in existence by the 14th century.
Kingswood Park, N3 Kingswood Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Lawford House, N3 Residential block
Lyndhurst Gardens, N3 Lyndhurst Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Park Cottages, N3 Park Cottages is a road in the N3 postcode area
Priory Close, N3 Priory Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Queenswood Park, N3 Queenswood Park is part of Finchley Garden Village.
Rathgar Close, N3 Rathgar Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Rectory Close, N3 Rectory Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Regents Park Road, N3 Regents Park Road was part of the new London to Finchley turnpike.
Spencer Close, N3 Spencer Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Spencer Court, N3 Spencer Court is a road in the N3 postcode area
St Marys Avenue, N3 St Marys Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
St Michael’s Close, N3 St Michael’s Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Stuart Court, N3 Stuart Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
The Avenue, N3 The Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Thornfield Avenue, NW7 Thornfield Avenue is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Victoria Avenue, N3 Victoria Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Village Road, N3 Village Road is the heart of the Finchley Garden Village conservation area.
Windsor Close, N3 Windsor Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Windsor Road, N3 Windsor Road is a road in the N3 postcode area


Finchley Central

Finchley Central is a tube station which covers the central part of Finchley - an area formerly called Church End.

Finchley formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has been part of Greater London since 1965.

The main road runs on a north-south axis, and is called Regents Park Road from the North Circular Road until it reaches the station, where the name changes to Ballards Lane. Its heart is the ancient district around the St Mary’s Church, where the imposing tower of Pardes House (formally Christ’s College Finchley), is a landmark. There is a public library, Church End Library and Finchley police station. Along Ballards Lane, close to the station, is a retail district with some Victorian and Edwardian shoping parade as well as modern shops including Tesco.

To the southeast, along East End Road are two institutions of note Avenue House home to the Finchley Society, and a Jewish cultural centre the Sternberg Centre. South, along Regents Park Road is College Farm the last farm in Finchley, and a statue, referred to locally as ’The Naked Lady’, but more properly called La Delivrance. Victoria Park is the home of Finchley Carnival, a large fun fair held every year in July, dating back to 1905.

Finchley Central station opened on 22 August 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway’s line between Finsbury Park and Edgware stations. As part of London Underground’s Northern Heights plan, Northern line trains started serving the station in 1940 and main line passenger services ended in 1941.

The station was originally named ’Finchley and Hendon’.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Farmhouse
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Elephant field
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Hendon coat of arms
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Brent Street
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Foster House
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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Jersey Farm
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