Strawberry Vale, N2

Road in/near East Finchley, existing between 1926 and now

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Strawberry Vale, N2

East Finchley

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December
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2016

Strawberry Vale is now simply a road - it was once an estate.

The old name for the area was Brownswell. A well had been ’late re-edified’ for travellers on the Great North Road in 1593. A cottage stood there by 1623 and the Huntsman, by 1731 called the Green Man, by 1718. In 1754 there were some three buildings at Brownswell.

Meadow land fronting the common was advertised in 1796 as a delightful situation for building. By 1814 a few buildings stood on the west side of the Great North Road, north of the Green Man.

The enclosure of Finchley Common did not lead to a sudden spread of building. Some houses were built at Strawberry Vale east of the road near Brownswell by James Frost, who acquired an estate there in 1816.

In 1854, 87 acres allotted at enclosure to Bibbesworth were sold to the St. Pancras burial board, which sold 30 acres to that of St. Mary, Islington. In 1855 St. Marylebone opened a cemetery on 26 acres of farmland south of East End Road, between the demesne lands of Bibbesworth and Bibwell.

The St. Pancras and Islington burial grounds were enlarged in 1876 by the purchase of the Strawberry Vale estate - James Frost had built some houses there and sold the rest as a farm to James Morison, founder of the British College of Health.

The line of the Strawberry Vale road altered when the North Circular Road was built.


Main source: Finchley: Introduction | British History Online
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NEARBY STREETS
Abbots Gardens, N2 Abbots Gardens is a circular road with an entrance onto East End Road.
Abingdon Road, N3 Abingdon Road runs north east from Long Lane, roughly parallel with the North Circular Road.
Addington Drive, N12 Addington Drive leads from Sandringham Gardens to the High Road of Finchley.
Ashburnham Close, N2 Ashburnham Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Avondale Road, N3 Avondale Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Ballards Lane, N12 Ballards Lane is the main road linking Finchley Central with North Finchley.
Barnet, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Benedict Way, N2 Benedict Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Borrowdale Close, N2 Borrowdale Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Bow Lane, N12 Bow Lane, which was named for its shape, was constructed in 1814 after the enclosure of Finchley Common.
Bow Lane, N3 Mostly in London N12, a very small section of Bow Lane drifts into N3.
Boxworth Close, N12 Boxworth Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Brackenbury Road, N2 Brackenbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brendon Grove, N2 Brendon Grove is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brighton Road, N2 Brighton Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brim Hill, N2 Brim Hill is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brompton Mews, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Brownswell Road, N2 Brownswell Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Castle Mews, N12 Castle Mews is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Castle Road, N12 Castle Road was named after the Rev E Castle who owned the land on which the road was built.
Cecilia Close, N2 Cecilia Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Cedar Drive, N2 Cedar Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
Central Avenue, N2 Central Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Challoner Close, N2 Challoner Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chamberlain Road, N2 Chamberlain Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chandos Road, N2 Chandos Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Chapel Court, N2 Chapel Court was originally built as Chapel Street and lead in those days to the Great North Road.
Chaplin Square, N12 Chaplin Square is a road in the N12 postcode area
Christchurch Avenue, N12 Christchurch Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Christchurch Close, N12 Christchurch Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Church Lane, N2 Church Lane runs from East End Road to the Great North Road.
Churchfield Avenue, N12 Churchfield Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Churchfield Way, N12 Churchfield Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Claybrook Close, N2 Claybrook Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Clifton Road, N3 Clifton Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Coppetts Wood Nursery, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Cottonham Close, N12 Cottonham Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Crescent Way, N12 Crescent Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Crossway, N12 Crossway is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Crowder Close, N12 Crowder Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Dale Grove, N12 Both Dale Grove and Hutton Grove were granted building leases in the 1870s.
Derby Avenue, N12 Derby Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 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
Eagans Close, N2 Eagans Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
East End Road, N2 East End Road, linking East End and the southern section of the Great North Road with Church End, was the main east-west road in Finchley.
Edmunds Walk, N2 Edmunds Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elm Gardens, N2 Elm Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elmhurst Avenue, N2 Elmhurst Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elmshurst Crescent, N2 Elmshurst Crescent was built after the Second World War.
Eton Avenue, N12 Eton Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Fallow Court Avenue, N12 Fallow Court Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Fallows Close, N2 Fallows Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Fenstanton Avenue, N12 Fenstanton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Font Hills, N2 Font Hills is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Garthway, N12 Garthway is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Glebe Road, N12 Glebe Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Glebe Road, N3 Glebe Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Glebelands Close, N12 Glebelands Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Grand Arcade, N12 Grand Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Granville Place, N12 Granville Place is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Granville Road, N12 Granville Road connects the High Road with Ballards Lane.
Graywood Court, N12 Graywood Court is a road in the N12 postcode area
Grove Road, N12 Grove Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hamilton Road, N2 Hamilton Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Hamilton Square, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Hampstead Heights, N2 Hampstead Heights is a road in the N2 postcode area
Hampstead Lane, N2 Hampstead Lane is a road in the N2 postcode area
Heath View Close, N2 Heath View Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Heath View, N2 Heath View is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Heatherdene Close, N12 Heatherdene Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hemingford Close, N12 Hemingford Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
High Road, N12 High Road, N12 is part of the ancient Great North Road - leading from London to Edinburgh.
High Road, N2 High Road East Finchley dates from the early Middle Ages.
Hilton Avenue, N12 Hilton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hobbs Green, N2 Hobbs Green is a road in the N2 postcode area
Homefield Gardens, N2 Homefield Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Howard Walk, N2 Howard Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Kenver Avenue, N12 Kenver Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
King Street, N2 King Street was named in 1920 but existed since Napoleonic times.
Kingsway, N12 Kingsway forms the lower part of the North Finchley triangle.
Kitchener Road, N2 Kitchener Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Lambert Mews, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Lambert Road, N12 Lambert Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Lambert Way, N12 Lambert Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Lankaster Gardens, N2 Lankaster Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Legion Way, N12 Legion Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Leisure Way, N12 Leisure Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Leopold Road, N2 Leopold Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leslie Road, N2 Leslie Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Lewis Gardens, N2 Lewis Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Long Lane, N2 Long Lane, named in 1719, ran from Ballards Lane to Bulls Lane at East End and was probably the medieval ’Ferrours Lane’.
Manor Cottages Approach, N2 Manor Cottages Approach is a road in the N2 postcode area
Manor Park Road, N2 Manor Park Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Market Place, N2 Market Place developed from Finchley’s Hogmarket - so named by 1897.
Maya Road, N2 Maya Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Neale Close, N2 Neale Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
New Ash Close, N2 New Ash Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
New Oak Road, N2 New Oak Road connects Oak Lane with Long Lane.
New Trinity Road, N2 New Trinity Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Norfolk Close, N17 Norfolk Close is a road in the N17 postcode area
Nursery Road, N2 Nursery Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Oak Lane, N2 Oak Lane was one of the roads of a settlement called Cuckolds Haven - so-named by 1678.
Oakridge Drive, N2 Oakridge Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
Oakview Gardens, N2 Oakview Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Old Farm Road, N2 Old Farm Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Pamela Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Park Farm Close, N2 Park Farm Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Gate, N2 Park Gate is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Road, N2 Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Plane Tree Walk, N2 Plane Tree Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ploughmans Walk, N2 Ploughmans Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Prospect Place, N2 Prospect Place was built in 1825 to link Cuckolds Haven with East End Road.
Prospect Ring, N2 Prospect Ring is a road in the N2 postcode area
Pulham Avenue, N2 Pulham Avenue was built in the grounds of a house called Elmshurst.
Pumphandle Path, N2 Pumphandle Path is a road in the N2 postcode 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.
Red Lion Hill, N2 The contemporary Red Lion Hill connects Oak Lane and Central Avenue.
Regent Close, N12 Regent Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Richmond Road, N2 Richmond Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Rosemont Avenue, N12 Rosemont Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Saint Pancras Court, N2 Saint Pancras Court is a road in the N2 postcode area
Sandringham Gardens, N12 Sandringham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
School Way, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Sedgemere Avenue, N2 Sedgemere Avenue is named after Sedgemere House which stood on the site.
Simms Gardens, N2 Simms Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Stanley Road, N2 Stanley Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Summers Lane, N12 Summers Lane has existed from at least the 18th century as a short cut from the main road of Finchley through to Friern Barnet.
Sylvester Road, N2 Sylvester Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Talbot Avenue, N2 Talbot Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Tarling Road, N2 Tarling Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Taunton Drive, N2 Taunton Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Causeway, N2 The Causeway is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Leys, N2 The Leys is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Mead, N2 The Mead is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Walks, N2 The Walks is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
The Woodlands, N12 The Woodlands is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Trinity Avenue, N2 Trinity Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Trinity Road, N2 Trinity Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Upway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
William Close, N2 William Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Wilmot Close, N2 Wilmot Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Woodberry Grove, N12 Woodberry Grove runs south from Ballards Lane.
Woodberry Way, N12 Woodberry Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Woodgrange Avenue, N12 Woodgrange Avenue dates from 1910.
Woodhouse Road, N12 Woodhouse Road is the main road between North Finchley and Friern Barnet.
Woodlands Avenue, N3 Woodlands Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.


East Finchley



East Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

It is suburban development situated 5.4 miles (8.7 km) north north-west of Charing Cross. Geographically it is somewhat separated from the rest of Finchley, with North Finchley (and indeed West Finchley) to the north, and Finchley Central and Finchley Church End to the west.



table of contents
1 History
2 Transport
3 Amenities
4 Housing
5 Schools

History


The land on which East Finchley now stands was once part of the Bishop of London’s hunting ground. More recently, it was home to some grand ’country’ estates of wealthy Londoners, from which several roads take their names (e.g. Summerlee Avenue, Park Hall Road).

At one time East Finchley was referred to as the "East End" but this name faded away and now only refers to the more famous "East End of London" to the east of Central London.

Transport

East Finchley Underground Station on the Northern Line is actually above ground.

It is topped by a famous statue of an archer, created in the Art Deco style, and pointing his arrow towards the other end of the tunnel which starts south of the station and runs all the way to the end of the Northern Line at Morden. This 27.8 km long tunnel was for many years the longest in the world. There was originally an arrow at Morden Station to match the archer at East Finchley, but this was stolen not long after the station was opened.

East Finchley station is the closest station to the northern Northern Line depot at Highgate, and as such is one of the bases for Northern Line train drivers and administrative staff.

Amenities

East Finchley is home to the UK headquarters of McDonalds, which is located next to the station. Plans to open a McDonalds restaurant in East Finchley were resisted by locals, although the High Road is now home to several continental-style cafes in addition to two supermarkets and dozens of other convenience shops.

There are several public houses in East Finchley, including The Bald Faced Stag, an historic inn on one of the main routes into London.

The independent Phoenix Cinema is located on the high road.

Housing

Housing in East Finchley is diverse in its nature, encompassing most housing styles, from 19th Century terraced housing and 1960s council estates (with inappropriately appealing names, for example The Grange, Strawberry Vale, the Thomas More Estate, etc.) to multi-million pound mansions on The Bishop’s Avenue. The three 11-storey tower blocks near to the centre of East Finchley are visible for miles around.

Schools

East Finchley has several state primary schools, including Martin Infant and Junior Schools, and Holy Trinity Primary School. There are two secondary schools in East Finchley itself - Bishop Douglass RC High School (Roman Catholic and mixed) and Christ’s College (boys only up to Year 11, mixed sixth form). Many local children attend schools elsewhere in the London Borough of Barnet, or for those living in the direction of Muswell Hill to the east of the High Road, Fortismere School (mixed comprehensive, falls under the London Borough of Haringey Local Education Authority). Local children also attend private schools as far away as Hertfordshire, generally meeting with other children in Hampstead Garden Suburb to ride private coaches to different schools.

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