Gallants Farm

Farm in/near Whetstone, existing until 1936

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Gallants Farm

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Farm · * · N20 ·
December
27
2017

Gallants Farm survived until 1936.

At the time of its final demolition by developers Ideal Homesteads, Ltd, Gallants Farm was the nearest working farm to central London. 430 houses were built on the 45 acre site.

One of the provisions of the deal, was to preserve Russell-Lane - also called "Lovers’ Lane" - for the neighbourhood. They promised to build a road behind the existing lane of tall trees, and said that ’from the lane it will not be possible to see the new houses that are to be built’. An official of the company stated that the estate itself will be built on lines which will not offend the susceptibilities of anyone who knows the district as it is to-day.


Main source: Friern Barnet: Introduction | British History Online
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Saints’ Church All Saints’ church was built in 1882.
Gallants Farm Gallants Farm survived until 1936.

NEARBY STREETS
Ashbourne Avenue, N20 Ashbourne Avenue runs north-south between Russell Lane and North Field.
Barfield Avenue, N20 Barfield Avenue runs between Oakleigh Road North and Russell Lane.
Beech Avenue, N20 Beech Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Beresford Avenue, N20 Beresford Avenue is a road in the N20 postcode area
Cambridge Close, EN4 Cambridge Close is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Chiltern Court, EN5 A street within the N20 postcode
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
Fitzwilliam Close, N20 Fitzwilliam Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Harrison Close, N20 Harrison Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Haslemere Avenue, EN4 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Hereford Avenue, EN4 Hereford Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Linden Road, N11 Linden Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Loring Road, N20 Loring Road was built over Chapel Field - also covered by All Saints’ Church.
Loring Road, SE14 A street within the N20 postcode
Magdalene Gardens, EN4 Magdalene Gardens is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Miles Way, N20 Miles Way was built in the 1920s.
Myddelton Park, N20 Myddelton Park was built by John Miles before 1882 when he erected All Saints’ Church and vicarage nearby.
Myrtle Close, EN4 A street within the EN4 postcode
North London Business Park, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Oakleigh Avenue, N20 Oakleigh Avenue was laid out as All Saints’ Road in 1905.
Oakleigh Crescent, N20 Oakleigh Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Oakleigh Park South, N20 Like nearby Oakleigh Road, Oakleigh Park is split between north and south sections.
Oakleigh Road North, N20 Oakleigh Road runs north-west from New Southgate parallel with Friern Barnet Lane to Whetstone High Road.
Pollard Road, N20 Pollard Road was a project of the National Land Corporation.
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.
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.
Thorndene Avenue, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Weirdale Avenue, N20 Weirdale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.


Whetstone

It is thought that Whetstone was named after the stone used to sharpen knives and other tools, a chunk of which is located on the High Road, on the pavement outside the Griffin pub.

Legend has it that stone was used by soldiers about to fight in the Battle of Barnet.

Whetstone was an important staging post for stagecoaches going north from London. There has been an inn on the site of the present Griffin pub for centuries, though the present building dates from 1928.

When frequently combined with its neighbour, this combined area is the 63rd richest area in the UK (2008) - an acclamation which can be credited to Totteridge Lane, a long road home to many multi-millionaires.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Malt and Hops
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Torrington House
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