Sparkford Gardens, N11

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Sparkford Gardens, N11

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Sparkford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.




NEARBY STREETS
Ada Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Agnesfield Close, N12 Agnesfield Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Albion Avenue, N10 Albion Avenue was formerly Carnforth Road.
Alexandra Road, N10 Alexandra Road runs beside Muswell Hill golf course.
Alma Road, N10 Alma Road was most likely built in 1888 - this was the year it received its sewerage.
Apartments, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Arncliffe Close, N11 Arncliffe Close runs off of Kettleworth Close.
Ashbourne Avenue, N20 Ashbourne Avenue runs north-south between Russell Lane and North Field.
Asher Loftus Way, N11 Asher Loftus Way is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Ashurst Road, N12 Ashurst Road was built by the British Land Company.
Ashurst. Road, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Atlas Road, N11 Atlas Road is a service road running alongside the North Circular Road.
Audley Close, N10 Audley Close is a cul-de-sac off of Sidney Road.
Avondale Avenue, EN4 Avondale Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Balfour Grove, N20 Balfour Grove seems to date from 1903.
Balmoral Avenue, N11 Balmoral Avenue was initially known as Princes Gate.
Barfield Avenue, N20 Barfield Avenue runs between Oakleigh Road North and Russell Lane.
Barnard Hill, N10 Barnard Hill is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Barnet, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Barnet, N14 A street within the N14 postcode
Baron Close, N11 Baron Close was developed by Try Homes and was initially known as Princes Gate.
Barrenger Road, N10 Barrenger Road runs along the east side of Coldfall Wood.
Barrington Court, N10 Barrington Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Bawtry Road, N20 Bawtry Road was built in the 1880s.
Beaconsfield Close, N11 Beaconsfield Close lies off of Beaconsfield Road.
Beaconsfield Road, N11 Beaconsfield Road was originally built in 1888.
Bedford Close, N10 Bedford Close was built in 1949.
Beech Avenue, N20 Beech Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Beech Drive, N2 Beech Drive is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Beechvale Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Bellevue Mews, N11 Bellevue Mews is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Bellevue Road, N11 Bellevue Road is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Benfleet Way, N11 Benfleet Way is a road in the N11 postcode area
Bensley Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Beresford Avenue, N20 Beresford Avenue is a road in the N20 postcode area
Bethune Avenue, N11 Bethune Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Bobby Moore Way, N10 Bobby Moore Way is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Bookbinders Cottages, N20 Bookbinders Cottages is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Brookside South, N14 Brookside South is a road in the N14 postcode area
Brunswick Avenue, N11 Brunswick Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Brunswick Crescent, N11 Brunswick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Brunswick Grove, N11 Brunswick Grove is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Brunswick Industrial Park, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Brunswick Park Gardens, N11 Brunswick Park Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Brunswick Park Road, N11 Brunswick Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Brunswick Way, N11 Brunswick Way is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Burlington Road, N10 Burlington Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Cambridge Close, EN4 Cambridge Close is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Cambridge Gardens, N10 On the site of Cambridge Gardens was the factory of the Cambridge Instrument Company which made scientific instruments.
Cambstone Close, N11 Cambstone Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Carlisle Place, N11 Carlisle Place lies off of Oakleigh Road South.
Carlton Road, N11 Carlton Road dates from 1888.
Caroline Close, N10 A street within the N10 postcode
Catterick Close, N11 Catterick Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Cheddar Close, N11 Cheddar Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Chetwynd Avenue, EN4 Chetwynd Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Church Close, N20 Church Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Church Vale, N2 Church Vale is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Coldfall Avenue, N10 Coldfall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Colney Hatch Lane, N10 Once south of the North Circular Road, Colney Hatch Lane is part of Muswell Hill.
Colney Hatch Lane, N11 Colney Hatch Lane, so called from 1846, was called Halliwick street in 1398 and Muswell Hill Lane in 1801.
Coniston Road, N10 Coniston Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Connaught Avenue, EN4 Connaught Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Constable Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Coppetts Close, N12 Coppetts Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Coppetts Road, N10 By 1754 the modern Coppetts Road ran from Crouch End north towards Colney Hatch.
Coppetts Wood Avenue, N11 Coppetts Wood Avenue is a road in the N11 postcode area
Coppetts Wood Avenue, N12 Coppetts Wood Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Coppies Grove, N11 Coppies Grove is a modern development.
Corefield Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Coverdale Road, N11 Coverdale Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Creighton Avenue, N10 Creighton Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Creighton Avenue, N2 Creighton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Crescent Road, N11 Crescent Road is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Cromwell Road, N10 Cromwell Road probably was in use by 1866.
Crown Road, N10 Crown Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Curzon Road, N10 Curzon Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Darwin Close, N11 Darwin Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Deepdale Close, N11 Deepdale Close forms part of the Halliwick Park estate built by Barratts.
Dene Road, N11 Dene Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Denham Road, N20 Denham Road is a road in the N20 postcode area
Deodora Close, N20 Deodora Close was named for a large house called Deodora.
Derwent Avenue, EN4 Derwent Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Dowd Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Duchess Close, N11 Duchess Close was developed by Try Homes and was initially known as Princes Gate.
Dudrich Close, N11 Dudrich Close got its name from Dudrich Holdings who developed the site.
Earl Close, N11 Earl Close was developed by Try Homes and was initially known as Princes Gate.
East Crescent, N11 East Crescent was previously an unadopted road.
East Walk, EN4 East Walk is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Eastwood Road, N10 Eastwood Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Elm Way, N11 Elm Way is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Elms Avenue, N10 Elms Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Everington Road, N10 Everington Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Exchange Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Fairfax Way, N10 Fairfax Way is a road in the N10 postcode area
Falkland Avenue, N11 Falkland Avenue is a road in the N11 postcode area
Ferncroft Avenue, N12 Ferncroft Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Ferney Road, EN4 Ferney Road is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Fernwood Crescent, N20 Fernwood Crescent was built as part of the Woodvilla Estate.
Firs Avenue, N11 The 170 houses of Firs Avenue were built in 1986.
Fitzwilliam Close, N20 Fitzwilliam Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Fortismere Secondary School, N10 A street within the postcode
Friars Avenue, N20 Friars Avenue was built around the turn of the 1930s.
Friary Close, N12 Friary Close appears for the first time in Kelly’s Directory of Finchley & Friern Barnet in 1930.
Friern Barnet Lane, N11 Friern Barnet Lane was an important road by 1814.
Friern Barnet Road, N11 Friern Barnet Road was Betstile Lane between 1549 and 1785, Southgate Lane in 1801, High Road in 1879, and its current name from 1889.
Gallants Farm Road, EN4 Gallants Farm Road is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Gardeners Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Garsdale Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
George Crescent, N10 The Albion Estates Company developed Albion Avenue, George Crescent and Halliwick Road around 1899.
Gillum Close, EN4 Gillum Close is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Gilson Place, N10 Gilson Place is a road in the N10 postcode area
Glenthorne Road, N11 Glenthorne Road was built as part of the Holly Park estate
Goldrill Drive, N11 Goldrill Drive is a road in the N11 postcode area
Goldsmith Road, N11 Goldsmith Road was part of Stanford Road until 1895.
Goodwyn’s Vale, N10 Goodwyn’s Vale is a road in the N10 postcode area
Grange Avenue, EN4 Grange Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Grasmere Road, N10 Grasmere Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Grassington Close, N11 Grassington Close forms part of the Halliwick Park estate built by Barratts.
Greenham Road, N10 Greenham Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Greenway Close, N11 Greenway Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Gresham Avenue, N20 Gresham Avenue is a road in the N20 postcode area
Grindleford Avenue, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Grosvenor Road, N22 Grosvenor Road is a road in the N22 postcode area
Grove Road, N11 Grove Road is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Haldane Close, N10 Haldane Close was constructed on the former Cromwell recreation ground in 1975.
Halliwick Court Parade, N12 A street within the N10 postcode
Halliwick Road, N10 The Albion Estates Company developed Albion Avenue, George Crescent and Halliwick Road around 1899.
Halton Close, N11 Halton Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Hampden Road, N10 Hampden Road was built over the ancient Hollick Wood.
Hampden Square, N14 Hampden Square is one of the streets of London in the N14 postal area.
Hampden Way, N11 Hampden Way is a road in the N11 postcode area
Hampton Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Harrison Close, N20 Harrison Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Hartland Road, N11 Hartland Road was built as part of the 24 acre Southgate Park estate.
Harwood Close, N12 Harwood Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Haslemere Avenue, EN4 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Hatley Close, N11 Hatley Close appears for the first time in Kelly’s Directory of Finchley & Friern Barnet in 1935.
Haynes Close, N11 Haynes Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Hemington Avenue, N11 Hemington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Hereford Avenue, EN4 Hereford Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
High Ridge, N10 High Ridge is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Highgrove Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Hill Road, N10 Hill Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Hillside Avenue, N11 Hillside Avenue is a road in the N11 postcode area
Hollickwood Avenue, N12 Hollickwood Avenue was to have been called Lancaster Avenue but the Council insisted on Hollickwood Avenue in 1932.
Holly Park Road, N11 Holly Park, the district north of Friern Barnet Road, was so called after 1871.
Hollyfield Avenue, N11 Hollyfield Avenue was built by the builder E.C. Day.
Hopkins Close, N10 Hopkins Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Hornbeams Rise, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Horsham Avenue, N12 Horsham Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Howard Close, N11 Howard Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Ireton Close, N10 Ireton Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Kennard Road, N11 Kennard Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Kensington Close, N11 Kensington Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Kettlewell Close, N11 Kettlewell Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Kings Avenue, N10 Kings Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Kirkby Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Laburnum Close, N11 Laburnum Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Larch Close, N11 Larch Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Leadbeaters Close, N11 Leadbeaters Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Linden Road, N11 Linden Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Link Road, N11 Link Road crossed the north-east corner of Bethune recreation ground in 1969.
Lyndhurst Avenue, N12 Lyndhurst Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Macdonald Road, N11 Twelve houses were built in Macdonald Road in 1896.
Magdalene Gardens, EN4 Magdalene Gardens is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Malham Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Manor Drive, N20 In 1929, Friern Barnet Council altered the name of the road from Main Drive to Manor Road.
Marlborough Close, N20 Marlborough Close is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Marlborough Gardens, N20 Marlborough Gardens was at first to be called Jubilee Gardens.
Marne Avenue, N11 Marne Avenue is a road in the N11 postcode area
Marriott Road, N10 Marriott Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Marshall Close, N11 Marshall Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Marshalls Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Martins Walk, N10 Martins Walk is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Martins Walk, N8 Martins Walk is a road in the N8 postcode area
Martock Gardens, N11 Martock Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Massey Close, N11 Massey Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Meadow Drive, N10 Meadow Drive is a road in the N10 postcode area
Melbourne Court, N10 Melbourne Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Miles Way, N20 Miles Way was built in the 1920s.
Muswell Avenue, N10 Muswell Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Muswell Mews, N10 Muswell Mews is a road in the N10 postcode area
Muswell Road, N10 Muswell Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Myrtle Close, EN4 A street within the EN4 postcode
Nelson Mandela Close, N10 Nelson Mandela Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Newstead Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Newton Avenue, N10 Newton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
North Circular Road, N10 North Circular Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
North Circular Road, N12 North Circular Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
North London Business Park, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Nurserymans Road, N11 Nurserymans Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Oak Avenue, N10 Oak Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Oakleigh Close, N11 Oakleigh Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Oakleigh Close, N20 Oakleigh Close is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Oakleigh Crescent, N20 Oakleigh Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Oakleigh Road North, N11 Oakleigh Road North is a road in the N11 postcode area
Oakleigh Road South, N11 Oakleigh Road South is the twin of Oakleigh Road North.
Onslow Parade, N14 A street within the N14 postcode
Orion Road, N10 Orion Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Osidge Lane, N14 Osidge Lane, an ancient thoroughfare, crossed Pymme’s Brook by means of a ford.
Osier Crescent, N10 Osier Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Otley Court, N11 Otley Court is a road in the N11 postcode area
Pages Hill, N10 Pages Hill is a road in the N10 postcode area
Pages Lane, N10 Pages Lane is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Park Close, N20 Park Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Park View Crescent, N11 Park View Crescent is a road in the N11 postcode area
Park Way, N11 Park Way is a road in the N11 postcode area
Park Way, N20 Park Way is a road in the N20 postcode area
Parkhurst Road, N11 Parkhurst Road is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Parkwood Flats, N11 Parkwood Flats is a road in the N11 postcode area
Pegasus Way, N11 Pegasus Way is part of the Friern Bridge Retail Park.
Pembroke Mews, N10 Pembroke Mews is a road in the N10 postcode area
Pembroke Road, N10 Pembroke Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Pert Close, N10 Pert Close was created as part of a slum clearance project.
Peverett Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Pickering Gardens, N11 Pickering Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Pine Road, N11 Pine Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Pinkham Way, N10 Pinkham Way was constructed in 1933 as part of the North Circular Road.
Pinkham Way, N12 Pinkham Way is a section of the North Circular Road.
Pond Close, N12 Pond Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Poplar Grove, N11 Poplar Grove is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Porch Way, N20 Porch Way was built on the site of Porch House.
Prevost Road, N11 Prevost Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Priory Villas, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Queen’s Parade Close, N11 Queen’s Parade Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Queens Parade Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Radstock Close, N11 Radstock Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Raleigh Drive, N20 Raleigh Drive is named after Sir Walter Raleigh.
Ramsden Road, N11 Ramsden Road was formed as part of the Southgate Park estate.
Regal Drive, N11 Regal Drive is a road in the N11 postcode area
Ribblesdale Avenue, N11 Ribblesdale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Ringwood Avenue, N2 Ringwood Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Roman Road, N10 Roman Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Royal Drive, N11 Royal Drive is a road in the N11 postcode area
Russell Gardens, N20 Houses were built along Russell Gardens in 1925.
Russell Lane, N20 Russell Lane runs from Oakleigh Road North to Brunswick Park Road.
Russell Road, N20 Russell Road was a council scheme after World War I.
Seymour Court, N10 Seymour Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Shapwick Close, N11 Shapwick Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Silver Birch Close, N11 Silver Birch Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Simmons Close, N20 Simmons Close was named after Sydney Simmons who put up the money for the building of Friary Park.
Simmons Way, N20 Simmons Way was a development built in the 1920s.
Skipton Close, N11 Skipton Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Spencer Road, N11 Spencer Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
St John Cottages, N12 St John Cottages is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
St Johns Villas, N11 St Johns Villas is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
St Ninian’s Court, N20 St Ninian’s Court is a road in the N20 postcode area
St Regis Close, N10 St Regis Close is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
St. John’s Avenue, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
St. John’s Cottages, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
St. Johns Buildings, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
St. Johns Villas, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Stanford Road, N11 Stanford Road dates from the early 1890s.
Station Road, N11 Station Road dates from the time that the railway came to New Southgate.
Steeds Road, N10 Steeds Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Stewards Holte Walk, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Strawberry Terrace, N10 Strawberry Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Summerfields Avenue, N12 Summerfields Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Summers Row, N12 Summers Row was previously Dunger Place after Henry Dunger, owner of the Flower Pot brewery (1830s-1870s).
Sutton Road, N10 Sutton Road dates from the Edwardian period.
Swaledale Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Sycamore Hill, N11 Sycamore Hill is a road in the N11 postcode area
Sydney Road, N10 Sydney Road dates from the final decade of the nineteenth century.
Tash Place, N11 Tash Place is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Tetherdown, N10 Tetherdown is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
The Avenue, N11 The Avenue dated from, at the latest, 1881.
The Broadway, N11 The Broadway is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
The Crescent, N11 The Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
The Paddock, N10 The Paddock is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
The Ridgeway, N11 The Ridgeway is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
The Vale, N10 The Vale is a road in the N10 postcode area
Thistley Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Thorndene Avenue, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Thurlestone Avenue, N12 Thurlestone Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Torrington Park, N11 Torrington Park is a road in the N11 postcode area
Trott Road, N10 Trott Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Turners Close, N20 Turners Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Uplands Road, EN4 Uplands Road is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Valerian Walk, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Viscount Close, N11 Viscount Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Waterfall Bridge, E20 Waterfall Bridge is a road in the E20 postcode area
Waterfall Walk, N11 Waterfall Walk is a road in the N11 postcode area
Waterfall Walk, N14 Waterfall Walk is a road in the N14 postcode area
Weirdale Avenue, N20 Weirdale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Wellfield Avenue, N10 Wellfield Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Wensley Close, N11 Wensley Close is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
West Road, EN4 West Road is a road in the EN4 postcode area
West Walk, EN4 West Walk is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Wetherill Road, N10 Wetherill Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Wharfdale Close, N11 Wharfdale Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Whitmore Close, N11 Whitmore Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Wilton Court, N10 Wilton Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Wilton Road, N10 Wilton Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Windermere Road, N10 Windermere Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Winterburn Close, N11 Winterburn Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Woodberry Crescent, N10 Woodberry Crescent is a road in the N10 postcode area
Woodfield Drive, EN4 Woodfield Drive is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Woodland Road, N11 Woodland Road is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Woodleigh Avenue, N12 Woodleigh Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodleigh, E18 A street within the N12 postcode
York Way, N20 York Way is a road in the N20 postcode area


Friern Barnet

Friern Barnet is located at the intersection of Colney Hatch Lane (running north and south), Woodhouse Road (taking westbound traffic towards North Finchley) and Friern Barnet Road (leading east towards New Southgate).

Friern Barnet was an ancient parish in the Finsbury division of Ossulstone hundred, in the county of Middlesex.

The area was originally considered to be part of Barnet, most of which was in Hertfordshire. By the 13th century the Middlesex section of Barnet was known as Little Barnet, before becoming Frerenbarnet and then Friern Barnet (sometimes spelt in other ways, such as "Fryern Barnett"). The "Friern" part of the parish’s name derives from the French for "brother" and refers to the medieval lordship of the Brotherhood or Knights of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.

The opening of railway stations on the Great Northern and Metropolitan Railways, in the mid-19th century, prompted some development.

But Friern Barnet parish remained largely rural until after the First World War. The building of Colney Hatch asylum in 1851 helped to cut off the area to the south, and the location of railways caused the edges of the parish to be built up first.

In 1883 the most populous and prosperous district was that of All Saints’, Whetstone. Most of the population lived in the Freehold, Avenue, and Holly Park districts, which had grown up around Colney Hatch.

The working-class Freehold, so-called in the late 19th century when the original ownership of the land had been forgotten, lay south of Bounds Green brook and east of Colney Hatch Lane. The Avenue was a similar area north-east of Colney Hatch, in the angle between Oakleigh Road South and Friern Barnet Road and separated by the railway from Holly Park, to the west. Relative densities of population were altered by building in the central and northern parts of the parish after 1920. More than ten per cent of the land was still open as late as 1975, most of it in the southern part.

Friern Barnet became part of the London Borough of Barnet in 1965.


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