Red Lion Hill, N2

Road in/near East Finchley, existing between 1821 and now

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Red Lion Hill, N2

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2015

The contemporary Red Lion Hill connects Oak Lane and Central Avenue.

It is a lot shorter than its former length as it used to cover most of what is now King Street.

Minor roads grew up along the edge of what was Finchley Common. Bow Lane, named from its shape, existed at Fallow Corner south of East End by 1814. Farther south there was a settlement at Cuckolds Haven by 1678, linked by causeways before 1814. Red Lion Hill was named by 1821 but most of its course became King Street by 1920.

During work in 1934, ten old cottages in Red Lion Hill were set alight to enable the local fire service to give a demonstration.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Newmarket Farm Newmarket Farm existed until 1855.
Park Farm Park Farm, Finchley give much of its land to the later Hampstead Garden Surburb.

NEARBY STREETS
Benedict Way, N2 Benedict Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Borrowdale Close, N2 Borrowdale Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brackenbury Road, N2 Brackenbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brendon Grove, N2 Brendon Grove is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Brighton Road, N2 Brighton Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brownswell Road, N2 Brownswell Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Cecilia Close, N2 Cecilia Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Central Avenue, N2 Central Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Challoner Close, N2 Challoner Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chamberlain Road, N2 Chamberlain Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chandos Road, N2 Chandos Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Chapel Court, N2 Chapel Court was originally built as Chapel Street and lead in those days to the Great North Road.
Church Lane, N2 Church Lane runs from East End Road to the Great North Road.
Clare Close, N2 Clare Close is a location in London.
Claybrook Close, N2 Claybrook Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Cleveland House, N2 Residential block
Denison Close, N2 Denison Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Eagans Close, N2 Eagans Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
East End Road, N2 East End Road, linking East End and the southern section of the Great North Road with Church End, was the main east-west road in Finchley.
Edeleny Close, N2 Edeleny Close is a location in London.
Elm Gardens, N2 Elm Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elmhurst Avenue, N2 Elmhurst Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Fallows Close, N2 Fallows Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Font Hills, N2 Font Hills is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Green Lane Green Lane is a lost road of Finchley.
Hamilton Road, N2 Hamilton Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Helen Close, N2 Helen Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
High Road, N2 High Road East Finchley dates from the early Middle Ages.
Hobbs Green, N2 Hobbs Green is a road in the N2 postcode area
King Street, N2 King Street was named in 1920 but existed since Napoleonic times.
Kitchener Road, N2 Kitchener Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leopold Road, N2 Leopold Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leslie Road, N2 Leslie Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Lewis Gardens, N2 Lewis Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Long Lane, N2 Long Lane, named in 1719, ran from Ballards Lane to Bulls Lane at East End and was probably the medieval ’Ferrours Lane’.
Manor Cottages Approach, N2 Manor Cottages Approach is a road in the N2 postcode area
Manor Park Road, N2 Manor Park Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Neale Close, N2 Neale Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
New Ash Close, N2 New Ash Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
New Oak Road, N2 New Oak Road connects Oak Lane with Long Lane.
New Trinity Road, N2 New Trinity Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Norfolk Close, N2 Norfolk Close is a road in the N17 postcode area
Oak Lane, N2 Oak Lane was one of the roads of a settlement called Cuckolds Haven - so-named by 1678.
Oakridge Drive, N2 Oakridge Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Farm Close, N2 Park Farm Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Gate, N2 Park Gate is a road in the N2 postcode area
Park Road, N2 Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Plane Tree Walk, N2 Plane Tree Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ploughmans Walk, N2 Ploughmans Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Pumphandle Path, N2 Pumphandle Path is a road in the N2 postcode area
Richmond Road, N2 Richmond Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Saint Pancras Court, N2 Saint Pancras Court is a road in the N2 postcode area
Sedgemere Avenue, N2 Sedgemere Avenue is named after Sedgemere House which stood on the site.
Simms Gardens, N2 Simms Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
St. Pancras Court, N2 St. Pancras Court is a location in London.
Sylvester Road, N2 Sylvester Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Talbot Avenue, N2 Talbot Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Tarling Road, N2 Tarling Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Taunton Drive, N2 Taunton Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Grange, N2 The Grange is a location in London.
The Mead, N2 The Mead is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Walks, N2 The Walks is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Trinity Avenue, N2 Trinity Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Trinity Road, N2 Trinity Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
William Close, N2 William Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Wilmot Close, N2 Wilmot Close is a road in the N2 postcode area


East Finchley

East Finchley is a suburban development, five miles north north-west of Charing Cross.

The land on which East Finchley now stands was once part of the Bishop of London’s hunting ground. More recently, it was home to some grand ’country’ estates of wealthy Londoners, from which several roads take their names (e.g. Summerlee Avenue, Park Hall Road). At one time East Finchley was referred to as ’East End’.

East Finchley underground station, first opened in 1863 by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway, is topped by a famous statue of an archer, created in the Art Deco style, and pointing his arrow towards the other end of the tunnel which starts south of the station and runs all the way to the end of the Northern Line at Morden. This 27.8 km tunnel was for many years the longest in the world. There was originally an arrow at Morden Station to match the archer at East Finchley, but this was stolen not long after the station was opened.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Bald Faced Stag, East Finchley
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In the neighbourhood...

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Finchley in 1814
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