Apex Corner (1920s)

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Apex Corner (1920s)

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2017

This view of the Apex Corner roundabout shows the original Apex Garage.

The Northway Circus roundabout was built as part of general improvements to the road system in the 1920s.

These improvements, along with the North Circular Road, created the Barnet Bypass (A1) and Watford Bypass (A41) which met at the roundabout.

To serve the traffic which passed, a garage called Apex Garage was built on the roundabout. Such was its distinctiveness that 'Northway Circus' began being called 'Apex Corner'.

In time, Apex Corner took over as the name - it is now semi-official, used by Transport For London as the destination on bus routes.


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Apex Corner (1920s)

NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Apex Corner The A1 (Barnet Bypass) and A41 (Watford Bypass) converge at Apex Corner roundabout.
Apex Corner (1920s) This view of the Apex Corner roundabout shows the original Apex Garage.

NEARBY STREETS
Anthony Close, NW7 Anthony Close is a location in London.
Apex Parade, NW7 Apex Parade is a shopping parade around the Apex Corner roundabout.
Ash Close, HA8 Ash Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bramley Close, NW7 Bramley Close is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Campion Way, HA8 Campion Way is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Chesham Close, NW7 Chesham Close is a location in London.
Croft Close, NW7 Croft Close is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Ellesmere Avenue, NW7 Ellesmere Avenue is a street in Mill Hill.
Elmgate Court, Elmgate Court lies within the postcode.
Fernside Avenue, NW7 Fernside Avenue is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Foxwood Close, NW7 Foxwood Close is a street in Mill Hill.
Glendor Gardens, NW7 Glendor Gardens is a street in Mill Hill.
Glenwood Road, NW7 Glenwood Road is a street in Mill Hill.
Grange Road, HA8 Grange Road is a location in London.
Green Avenue, NW7 Green Avenue is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Hibiscus Close, HA8 Hibiscus Close is a location in London.
Iris Walk, HA8 Iris Walk is a location in London.
Langley Crescent, HA8 Langley Crescent is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Larkspur Grove, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Laurel Gardens, NW7 Laurel Gardens is a street in Mill Hill.
Magnolia Gardens, HA8 Magnolia Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Marsh Lane, NW7 Marsh Lane is the easternmost section of a long lane of which other names are Deans Lane and Selvage Lane.
Maxwelton Close, NW7 Maxwelton Close is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Meridian Close, NW7 Meridian Close is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Middle Dene, NW7 Middle Dene is a road in the NW7 postcode area
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Mount Road, HA8 Mount Road is a location in London.
Mount View, NW7 Mount View is a street in Mill Hill.
North Dene, NW7 North Dene is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Northolm, NW7 Northolm is a road in the HA8 postcode area
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Northway Crescent, NW7 Northway Crescent is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Oakmead Gardens, HA8 Oakmead Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Pike Road, NW7 Pike Road is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Riverdene, HA8 Riverdene is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Russell Grove, NW7 Russell Grove is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Scout Way, NW7 Scout Way is a street in Mill Hill.
Selvage Lane, NW7 Selvage Lane is part of an ancient road from Edgware to Totteridge which also includes Deans Lane and Marsh Lane.
St. Albans Place, NW7 A street within the NW7 postcode
Stockton Gardens, NW7 Stockton Gardens is a street in Mill Hill.
Stoneyfields Gardens, HA8 Stoneyfields Gardens is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Stoneyfields La, HA8 Stoneyfields La is a location in London.
Stoneyfields Lane, HA8 Stoneyfields Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Sunbury Avenue, NW7 Sunbury Avenue is a street in Mill Hill.
Sycamore Close, HA8 A street within the HA8 postcode
Tretawn Park, NW7 Tretawn Park is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Uphill Road, NW7 Uphill Road is a street in Mill Hill.
Watford By-pass, NW7 Watford By-pass is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Watford Way, NW7 Watford Way is a street in Mill Hill.
Westfield Road, NW7 Westfield Road is a street in Mill Hill.
Westmere Drive, NW7 Westmere Drive is a street in Mill Hill.


Mill Hill

Mill Hill lies along The Ridgeway, with green belt either side.

There are a number of areas of Mill Hill, but the core is Mill Hill Village.

Partingdale and Burtonhole form a distinct valley north of The Ridgeway. North is Folly Farm and Folly Brook, a tributary of the Dollis Brook, running west to east. Between The Ridgeway and Folly Brook are the National Institute for Medical Research, Burtonhole Farm, a garden centre called Finchley Nurseries, and several sports grounds.

Arrandene Open Space and Featherstone Hill is a large open space which is bordered by Wise Lane, Wills Grove, Milespit Hill and The Ridgeway. While there are many open spaces in the area, Arrandene is unique because of its many open fields, meadows and woodland. The open fields were originally hay meadows which provided feed for the horses pulling carriages north to Barnet and beyond.

There is a non-denominational Mill Hill Cemetery, formerly known as the 'Paddington District Cemetery'. The 1960s pop singer Billy Fury is buried there, and there are also some Dutch war graves. To the southwest is a small suburban district called Poets' Corner, and to the north an old estate, now a nature reserve, Moat Mount Open Space.

With Mill Hill Village as the core of Mill Hill, railway expansion in the nineteenth century brought the developments of Mill Hill Broadway and Mill Hill East, both having separate centres from Mill Hill itself.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Featherstone Farm (1909)
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