Claigmar Vineyard

Agricultural building in/near Finchley Central, existed between 1874 and 1902

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Claigmar Vineyard

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The Claigmar Vineyard produced Middlesex grapes - and maybe wine.

Remembered in a few local street names such as Vines Avenue, but otherwise long buried under suburbia, the Claigmar Vineyards was begun by the Kay family in 1874.

In 1845, Kay leased an acre in Ballards Lane for flowers and fruit. In 1878 it was owned by Peter and Susan Kay and a second nursery, called Claigmar, had been started in 1874 in Long Lane by Peter Edmund Kay.

During the 1890s the Ballards Lane nursery closed and Claigmar was extended until in 1899 Kay had 18½ acres.

Equally large nurseries were opened east of Squires Lane until at their greatest extent the Kay nurseries, between Long Lane and the High Barnet railway line, stretched from Duke Street eastward to Green Lane.

It not only produced 100 tons of grapes per year but also a quarter of a million cucumbers. Peak production was in the 1890s with 161 greenhouses involved.

The site continued as glasshouses into the 1920s before it was finally built over.


Main source: Finchley Horticultural Society | Allotment Association
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#Claigmar Vineyard, Finchley, 1921.
Britain From Above/Historic England

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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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Found a bug
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The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Avenue House Grounds Avenue House Grounds, also known as Stephens House and Gardens, is a four hectare nature site in Church End, Finchley.
Claigmar Vineyard The Claigmar Vineyard produced Middlesex grapes - and maybe wine.
Cobley’s Farm Cobley’s Farm, also known as Fallow Farm, stood near to the "elbow" of Bow Lane.
Long Lane Pasture Long Lane Pasture is a meadow hidden away in the heart of North London’s suburbs.
Victoria Park One of many Victoria Parks in London, much of this park was originally part of Colby’s Farm.

NEARBY STREETS
Abingdon Road, N3 Abingdon Road runs north east from Long Lane, roughly parallel with the North Circular Road.
Avondale Road, N3 Avondale Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Berkeley Court, N3 Berkeley Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Cadogan Gardens, N3 Cadogan Gardens is a location in London.
Chaville Way, N3 Chaville Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Claigmar Gardens, N3 Claigmar Gardens was named after the Claigmar Vineyard.
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
Claverly Grove, N3 Claverly Grove is a location in London.
Clifton Road, N3 Clifton Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Dickens Avenue, N3 Dickens Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dolman Close, N3 Dolman Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dorset Mews, N3 Dorset Mews is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dudley Road, N3 Dudley Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Etchingham Park Road, N3 Part of the old Etchingham estate in Finchley was leased to Frederick Wheeler who built substantial brick houses in Etchingham Park Road.
Falkland Avenue, N3 Falkland Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Font Hills, N2 Font Hills is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Glenhill Close, N3 Glenhill Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Hervey Close, N3 Hervey Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Lichfield Grove, N3 Lichfield Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Litchfileld Grove, N3 Litchfileld Grove is a location in London.
Long Lane, N3 Long Lane runs from Church End to East Finchley.
Millers Yard, N3 Millers Yard is a road in the N3 postcode area
Montpelier Road, N3 Montpelier Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Nursery Avenue, N3 Nursery Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Oakfield Road, N3 Oakfield Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Park Avenue, N3 Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Park View Road, N3 Park View Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Parkside, N3 Parkside is a road in the N3 postcode area
Popes Drive, N3 This is a street in the N3 postcode area
Princes Avenue, N3 Princes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Queens Avenue, N3 Queens Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Queens Road, N3 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Redbourne Avenue, N3 Redbourne Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Rosemary Avenue, N3 Rosemary Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Shakespeare Road, N3 Shakespeare Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Squires Lane, N3 Squires Lane - formerly Squires Place - runs across Finchley. .
St Paul’s Way, N3 St Pauls Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Station Close, N3 Station Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Station Road, N3 Station Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Strathmore Gardens, N3 Strathmore Gardens was built on the site of the glasshouses of the Claigmar Vineyard.
Sylvan Avenue, N3 Sylvan Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
The Mead, N2 The Mead is a road in the N2 postcode area
Vines Avenue, N3 Vines Avenue was built over an orchard belonging to the nineteenth century Claigmar Vineyard.
Vineyard Grove, N3 Vineyard Grove is a road in the N3 postcode area
Willow Way, N3 Willow Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Woodlands Avenue, N3 Woodlands Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Wootton Grove, N3 Wootton Grove 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’.


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In the neighbourhood...

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Claigmar Vineyard, Finchley, 1921.
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Cobley’s Farm - 19th century watercolour
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Finchley in 1814
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