Gallants Farm

Farm in/near East Barnet, existing until 1936

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Farm · East Barnet · N20 ·
December
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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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