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Mostly in London N12, a very small section of Bow Lane
drifts into N3.
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. 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. Clifton Road, N3 Clifton Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area. 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. Leisure Way, N12 Leisure Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area. Park Avenue, N3 Park Avenue 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. Squires Lane, N3 Squires Lane - formerly Squires Place - runs across 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.
In the neighbourhood...
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