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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Road · East Finchley · N2 ·
JUNE
30
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 STREETS
A1 Falloden Way, N1 A street within the postcode
Abbots Gardens, N2 Abbots Gardens is a circular road with an entrance onto East End Road.
Abingdon Road, N3 Abingdon Road runs north east from Long Lane, roughly parallel with the North Circular Road.
Ashburnham Close, N2 Ashburnham Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Avondale Road, N3 Avondale Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Barnet, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Belvedere Court, N2 Belvedere Court is a road in the N2 postcode area
Benedict Way, N2 Benedict Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Blandford Close, N2 Blandford Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Borrowdale Close, N2 Borrowdale Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Bow Lane, N12 Bow Lane, which was named for its shape, was constructed in 1814 after the enclosure of Finchley Common.
Bow Lane, N3 Mostly in London N12, a very small section of Bow Lane drifts into N3.
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
Brim Hill, N2 Brim Hill is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal 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
Cedar Drive, N2 Cedar Drive 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.
Chaplin Square, N12 Chaplin Square is a road in the N12 postcode area
Church Lane, N2 Church Lane runs from East End Road to the Great North Road.
Church Mount, N2 Church Mount is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Claybrook Close, N2 Claybrook Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Clifton Road, N3 Clifton Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Coppetts Wood Nursery, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Cornwood Close, N2 Cornwood Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Crosby Court, N2 Crosby Court is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Crowder Close, N12 Crowder Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Deacons Rise, N2 Deacons Rise is a road in the N2 postcode area
Deansway, N2 Deansway is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Devon Rise, N2 Devon Rise is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Dickens Avenue, N3 Dickens Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dolman Close, N3 Dolman Close is a road in the N3 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.
Edmunds Walk, N2 Edmunds Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
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
Elmshurst Crescent, N2 Elmshurst Crescent was built after the Second World War.
Eton Avenue, N12 Eton Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Fallow Court Avenue, N12 Fallow Court Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal 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.
Glebe Road, N12 Glebe Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Glebe Road, N3 Glebe Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
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.
Graywood Court, N12 Graywood Court is a road in the N12 postcode area
Greenhalgh Walk, N2 Greenhalgh Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Gurney Drive, N2 Gurney Drive is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Hamilton Road, N2 Hamilton Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Hampstead Heights, N2 Hampstead Heights is a road in the N2 postcode area
Hampstead Lane, N2 Hampstead Lane is a road in the N2 postcode area
Harford Walk, N2 Harford Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Heath View Close, N2 Heath View Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Heath View, N2 Heath View is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Heatherdene Close, N12 Heatherdene Close is a road in the N12 postcode 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
Homefield Gardens, N2 Homefield Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Howard Walk, N2 Howard Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Kenver Avenue, N12 Kenver Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
King Street, N2 King Street was named in 1920 but existed since Napoleonic times.
Kingsley Way, N2 Kingsley Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Kingsley Way, NW11 Kingsley Way is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Kitchener Road, N2 Kitchener Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Lankaster Gardens, N2 Lankaster Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Legion Way, N12 Legion Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Leisure Way, N12 Leisure Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 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.
Linden Lea, N2 Linden Lea is a road in the N2 postcode 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’.
Lyttelton Road, N2 Lyttelton Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Lytton Close, N2 Lytton Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
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
Market Place, N2 Market Place developed from Finchley’s Hogmarket - so named by 1897.
Maya Road, N2 Maya 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, N17 Norfolk Close is a road in the N17 postcode area
Norrice Lea, N2 Norrice Lea is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Nursery Road, N2 Nursery Road is a road in the N2 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
Oakview Gardens, N2 Oakview Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Old Farm Road, N2 Old Farm Road 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
Prospect Place, N2 Prospect Place was built in 1825 to link Cuckolds Haven with East End Road.
Prospect Ring, N2 Prospect Ring is a road in the N2 postcode area
Pulham Avenue, N2 Pulham Avenue was built in the grounds of a house called Elmshurst.
Pumphandle Path, N2 Pumphandle Path is a road in the N2 postcode 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.
Richmond Road, N2 Richmond Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Rowan Walk, N2 Rowan Walk 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
Stanley Road, N2 Stanley Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Strawberry Vale, N2 Strawberry Vale is now simply a road - it was once an estate.
Summers Lane, N12 Summers Lane has existed from at least the 18th century as a short cut from the main road of Finchley through to Friern Barnet.
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 Causeway, N2 The Causeway is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Leys, N2 The Leys is a road in the N2 postcode area
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.
Totnes Walk, N2 Totnes Walk is a road in the N2 postcode 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.
Upway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Vivian Way, N2 Vivian Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Widecombe Way, N2 Widecombe Way is a road in the N2 postcode 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
Woodlands Avenue, N3 Woodlands Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.


East Finchley



East Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

It is suburban development situated 5.4 miles (8.7 km) north north-west of Charing Cross. Geographically it is somewhat separated from the rest of Finchley, with North Finchley (and indeed West Finchley) to the north, and Finchley Central and Finchley Church End to the west.



table of contents
1 History
2 Transport
3 Amenities
4 Housing
5 Schools

History


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 the "East End" but this name faded away and now only refers to the more famous "East End of London" to the east of Central London.

Transport

East Finchley Underground Station on the Northern Line is actually above ground.

It 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 long 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.

East Finchley station is the closest station to the northern Northern Line depot at Highgate, and as such is one of the bases for Northern Line train drivers and administrative staff.

Amenities

East Finchley is home to the UK headquarters of McDonalds, which is located next to the station. Plans to open a McDonalds restaurant in East Finchley were resisted by locals, although the High Road is now home to several continental-style cafes in addition to two supermarkets and dozens of other convenience shops.

There are several public houses in East Finchley, including The Bald Faced Stag, an historic inn on one of the main routes into London.

The independent Phoenix Cinema is located on the high road.

Housing

Housing in East Finchley is diverse in its nature, encompassing most housing styles, from 19th Century terraced housing and 1960s council estates (with inappropriately appealing names, for example The Grange, Strawberry Vale, the Thomas More Estate, etc.) to multi-million pound mansions on The Bishop’s Avenue. The three 11-storey tower blocks near to the centre of East Finchley are visible for miles around.

Schools

East Finchley has several state primary schools, including Martin Infant and Junior Schools, and Holy Trinity Primary School. There are two secondary schools in East Finchley itself - Bishop Douglass RC High School (Roman Catholic and mixed) and Christ’s College (boys only up to Year 11, mixed sixth form). Many local children attend schools elsewhere in the London Borough of Barnet, or for those living in the direction of Muswell Hill to the east of the High Road, Fortismere School (mixed comprehensive, falls under the London Borough of Haringey Local Education Authority). Local children also attend private schools as far away as Hertfordshire, generally meeting with other children in Hampstead Garden Suburb to ride private coaches to different schools.

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