Bow Lane, N3

Road in/near North Finchley, existing between 1814 and now

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Bow Lane, N3

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Road · North Finchley · N3 ·
July
19
2017

Mostly in London N12, a very small section of Bow Lane drifts into N3.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Cobley’s Farm Cobley’s Farm, also known as Fallow Farm, stood near to the "elbow" of Bow Lane.
Victoria Park One of many Victoria Parks in London, much of this park was originally part of Colby’s Farm.

NEARBY STREETS
Abingdon Road, N3 Abingdon Road runs north east from Long Lane, roughly parallel with the North Circular Road.
Avondale Road, N3 Avondale Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Bow Lane, N12 Bow Lane, which was named for its shape, was constructed in 1814 after the enclosure of Finchley Common.
Chaplin Square, N12 Chaplin Square is a road in the N12 postcode area
Chislehurst Avenue, N12 Chislehurst Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Clifton Road, N3 Clifton Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Crowder Close, N12 Crowder Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Dickens Avenue, N3 Dickens Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Etchingham Court, N3 Etchingham Court consists of blocks of flats which date from 1935.
Etchingham Park Road, N3 Part of the old Etchingham estate in Finchley was leased to Frederick Wheeler who built substantial brick houses in Etchingham Park Road.
Glebe Road, N12 Glebe Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Glebe Road, N12 Glebe Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Glebe Road, N3 Glebe Road is a location in London.
Glebelands Close, N12 Glebelands Close is a road in the N12 postcode 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.
Heatherdene Close, N12 Heatherdene Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Holdenhurst Avenue, N12 Holdenhurst Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Lankaster Gardens, N2 Lankaster Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leisure Way, N12 Leisure Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Long Lane, N3 Long Lane runs from Church End to East Finchley.
Montpelier Road, N3 Montpelier Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Nursery Road, N2 Nursery Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Old Farm Road, N2 Old Farm Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Avenue, N3 Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Park Close, N3 Park Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Park Crescent, N3 Park Crescent is a road in the N3 postcode area
Park Crescent, N3 Park Crescent is a road in the N12 postcode area
Park View Road, N3 Park View Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal 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.
Seymour Road, N3 Seymour Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Squires Lane, N3 Squires Lane - formerly Squires Place - runs across Finchley. .
Stable Walk, N2 Stable Walk is a location in London.
Strawberry Vale, N2 Strawberry Vale is now simply a road - it was once an estate.
Vineyard Grove, N3 Vineyard Grove is a road in the N3 postcode area
Woodlands Avenue, N3 Woodlands Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.


North Finchley

North Finchley is centred on Tally Ho Corner, the junction of the roads to East Finchley, Finchley Central and Whetstone.

The name of the whole of the modern area covering North Finchley and neighbouring Whetstone was North End, a name first used in 1462.

The rapid enclosure of the countryside in the first years of the nineteenth century meant the end of Finchley Common in 1816, opening up North Finchley from urbanisation - this still took a while nevertheless.

21 cottages were built in Lodge Lane during 1824 and by the 1830s there were other houses - even a chapel by 1837.

By 1839 North Finchley had a blacksmith (on Lodge Lane and not the High Road).

In 1851 there was a regular bus service from the ’Torrington’ to Charing Cross and next came the local railway lines. Christ Church was opened in 1870 and a new parish was formed in 1872.

In 1905 the Metropolitan Electric Tramways started a route between Highgate and Whetstone - a tram depot was opened in Woodberry Grove. Trams and buses together promoted North Finchley’s development.


LOCAL PHOTOS

In the neighbourhood...

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Cobley’s Farm - 19th century watercolour
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Finchley in 1814
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