Village Road, N3

Road in/near Finchley Central, existing between 1909 and now

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Village Road, N3

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2012

Village Road is the heart of the Finchley Garden Village conservation area.

Village Road feeds into Hendon Avenue to the north and Cyprus Avenue to south.

There is no vehicular access from the west, although two footpaths link Village Road with Windsor Open Space, the Brookside Walk and Holders Hill Road beyond. The Finchley Garden Village conservation area is tightly drawn and its boundary follows the rear garden boundaries on each side of Village Road.

The land on which the road now sits was first developed in 1909.

Village Road was originally a private road and its status was ensured by means of a gate at its junction with Hendon Avenue, while a rope or chain was used to restrict access from Cyprus Avenue. In 1941 the central green was taken over by the local council and used for allotments during the war. Then in 1955 a metalled public road replaced the rough private track and was adopted by Finchley Borough Council.


Main source: Finchley Garden Village Conservation Area Character Appraisal -
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Grass Farm Grass Farm was developed in the late 19th century.
Hasmonean High School Hasmonean High School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status for pupils from Orthodox Jewish families.

NEARBY STREETS
Claremont Park, N3 Claremont Park is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Cumberland Gardens, NW4 Cumberland Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Cyprus Avenue, N3 Cyprus Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cyprus Gardens, N3 Cyprus Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cyprus Road, N3 Cyprus Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Dollis Avenue, N3 Dollis Avenue sprung to life in the Edwardian years.
Fairview Court, NW4 Fairview Court is a street in Hendon.
Fernside Court, NW4 Fernside Court is a street in Hendon.
Foreland Court, NW4 Foreland Court is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Foreland Court, NW7 Foreland Court is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Freeland Park, NW4 Freeland Park is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Freston Park, N3 Freston Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Grass Park, N3 Grass Park developed on the land of Grass Farm.
Great North Way, N3 Great North Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Greenacres, N3 Greenacres is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Grenville Close, N3 Grenville Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hawthorn Mews, NW7 Hawthorn Mews is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Hendon Avenue, N3 Hendon Avenue was laid out on the Grass Farm Estate in 1900.
Hendon Lane, N3 Hendon Lane is one of the medieval roads of Finchley.
Holders Hill Avenue, NW4 Holders Hill Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Holders Hill Crescent, NW4 Holders Hill Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Holders Hill Drive, NW4 Holders Hill Drive is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Holders Hill Gardens, NW4 Holders Hill Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Holders Hill Road, NW4 Holders Hill Road already existed by 1321.
Kingswood Park, N3 Kingswood Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Latymer Gardens, N3 Latymer Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Links Green, E4 Links Green is a road in the E4 postcode area
Linksway, NW4 Linksway is a street in Hendon.
Lyndhurst Gardens, N3 Lyndhurst Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
North Crescent, N3 North Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Queenswood Park, N3 Queenswood Park is part of Finchley Garden Village.
Regency Crescent, NW4 Regency Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Ridge Close, NW4 Ridge Close is a street in Hendon.
Rydal Close, NW4 Rydal Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Salisbury Avenue, N3 Salisbury Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
St Marys Avenue, N3 St Marys Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
St Michael’s Close, N3 St Michael’s Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Timberdene, NW4 Timberdene is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Turnberry Close, NW4 Turnberry Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Turnberry Quay, E14 Turnberry Quay is a road in the E14 postcode area
Wickliffe Avenue, N3 Wickliffe Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Windsor Close, N3 Windsor Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Windsor Road, N3 Windsor Road is a road in the N3 postcode area


Finchley Central

Finchley Central is a tube station which covers the central part of Finchley - an area formerly called Church End.

Finchley formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has been part of Greater London since 1965.

The main road runs on a north-south axis, and is called Regents Park Road from the North Circular Road until it reaches the station, where the name changes to Ballards Lane. Its heart is the ancient district around the St Mary’s Church, where the imposing tower of Pardes House (formally Christ’s College Finchley), is a landmark. There is a public library, Church End Library and Finchley police station. Along Ballards Lane, close to the station, is a retail district with some Victorian and Edwardian shoping parade as well as modern shops including Tesco.

To the southeast, along East End Road are two institutions of note Avenue House home to the Finchley Society, and a Jewish cultural centre the Sternberg Centre. South, along Regents Park Road is College Farm the last farm in Finchley, and a statue, referred to locally as ’The Naked Lady’, but more properly called La Delivrance. Victoria Park is the home of Finchley Carnival, a large fun fair held every year in July, dating back to 1905.

Finchley Central station opened on 22 August 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway’s line between Finsbury Park and Edgware stations. As part of London Underground’s Northern Heights plan, Northern line trains started serving the station in 1940 and main line passenger services ended in 1941.

The station was originally named ’Finchley and Hendon’.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Compass
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Farmhouse
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Elephant field
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Hendon coat of arms
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Brent Street
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Foster House
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Shire Hall
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Hendon Central Circus (1928)
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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