Nether Street, N3

Road in/near Finchley Central, existing until now

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Nether Street, N3

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Nether Street was recognised by the mid-14th century as an old street, sometimes called ’Lower Street’.

Nether Street was a link road from the main roads to Finchley properties such as Moss Hall and Brent Lodge. It was already called Nether Street by 1365 and ’le lower street’ in 1622. It was linked at both ends to Ballards Lane. Coles Lane, first mentioned in 1393 may have been the southern link. About 1867 the northern section was named Mosshall Lane.

By the time of the 1851 census, Nether Street had 17 houses, including Elm Place, Sellars Hall, Brent Lodge, Long Lodge, and Courthouse Farm, and housed two fund-holders, two members of the stock exchange and two solicitors.

West of Nether street is Dollis Brook, a tributary of the Brent. The viaduct carrying trains between Mill Hill East and Finchley Central was designed by Sir John Fowler and is the highest point above sea level on the London Underground.

The large house which is now Finchley Golf Club (here since 1929) was originally called Nether Court. This is one of the largest of the old houses in the borough and was built in 1883 for Mr Henry Thomas Tubbs, a Justice of the Peace. It was purchased by Hendon Urban District Council upon his death in 1917

Nether Street was the childhood home of the actor Terry Thomas. He received some of his early education at Fernbank School in Hendon Lane.

Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of Warren’s Gift, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824. The house was demolished in 1962 despite efforts by the comedian Spike Milligan.




Main source: Nether Street and West Finchley (Finchley N3) - barnet.gov.uk
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Nether Street

Nether Street
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Brent Lodge Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of ’Warren’s Gift’, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824.
West Finchley West Finchley is a station on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line.

NEARBY STREETS
Ballards Lane, N3 Ballards Lane was the conduit by which Finchley urbanised northwards.
Brent Way, N3 Brent Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Brownlow Road, N3 Brownlow Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Claverley Grove, N3 Claverley Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Claverley Villas, N3 Claverley Villas is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cornwall Avenue, N3 Cornwall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Court House Gardens, N3 Court House Gardens is a street of West Finchley.
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
Dollis Road, N3 Dollis Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Elm Court, N3 Elm Court is a road in the N3 postcode area
Elm Park Road, N3 Elm Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Essex Park, N3 Essex Park, west of Ballards Lane, was built in 1934.
Eversleigh Road, N3 Eversleigh Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Falkland Avenue, N3 Falkland Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Finchley Way, N3 Finchley Way is named after the area it inhabits.
Fursby Avenue, N3 Fursby Avenue runs from Court House Gardens to Walmington Fold.
Gordon Road, N3 Gordon Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, N3 Grosvenor Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Grove Avenue, N3 Grove Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Gruneisen Road, N3 Gruneisen Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Hamilton Way, N3 Hamilton Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Howcroft Crescent, N3 Howcroft Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Huntly Drive, N3 Huntly Drive is a road in the N3 postcode area
Lansdowne Road, N3 Lansdowne Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Links View, N3 Links View is a road in the N3 postcode area
Lovers Walk, NW7 Lovers Walk is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Millers Yard, N3 Millers Yard is a road in the N3 postcode area
Moss Hall Grove, N12 Moss Hall Grove was laid out from 1867, mostly for middle-class housing.
Nether Close, N3 Nether Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Nethercourt Avenue, N3 Nethercourt Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Oakdene Park, N3 Oakdene Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Parkside, N3 Parkside is a road in the N3 postcode area
Princes Avenue, N3 Princes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Saint Paul’s Way, N3 Saint Paul’s Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Sellers Hall Close, N3 Sellers Hall Close was built on the site of a house called Elm Grange, demolished in 1894.
St Pauls Way, N3 St Pauls Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Stuart Court, N3 Stuart Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
The Grove, N3 The Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
The Ridgeway, N3 The Ridgeway is a road in the N3 postcode area
Wentworth Avenue, N3 Wentworth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Wentworth Close, N3 Wentworth Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Wentworth Park, N3 Wentworth Park was built in the 1930s.
West Avenue, N3 West Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Willow Way, N3 Willow Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal 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’.


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