Okehampton Close, N12

Road in/near North Finchley, existing between 1935 and now

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Okehampton Close, N12

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Road · North Finchley · N12 ·
July
25
2017

Okehampton Close was built on the site of a house called Okehampton.

Building occurred west of Friern Barnet Lane, where a network of roads started to link the existing cul-de-sacs. The sites of large older houses were used. On the death of Sydney Simmons’s widow in 1935 her house, Okehampton was demolished and a private road - Okehampton Close- between Torrington and Friern parks and two- and three-storeyed flats were approved for the site.


Main source: Friern Barnet: Introduction | British History Online
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NEARBY STREETS
Addington Drive, N12 Addington Drive leads from Sandringham Gardens to the High Road of Finchley.
Avenue Road, N12 Avenue Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Barnet, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Baxendale, N20 Baxendale was named for Joseph Baxendale who lived locally in the 19th century.
Beech Lawns, N12 Beech Lawns appeared for the first time in Kelly’s Directory of Finchley & Friern Barnet in 1938 as ‘Beech Court’.
Birley Road, N20 Birley Road is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal 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.
Boxworth Close, N12 Boxworth Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Bramber Road, N12 Bramber Road was built on the former land of the White House Estate.
Britannia Road, N12 Britannia Road was first built opposite the Swan with Two Necks pub.
Brompton Mews, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Capel Close, N20 Capel Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Cardrew Avenue, N12 Cardrew Avenue dates from 1936.
Cardrew Close, N12 Cardrew Close lies on the Cardrew House Estate.
Castle Mews, N12 Castle Mews is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Castle Road, N12 Castle Road was named after the Rev E Castle who owned the land on which the road was built.
Chaplin Square, N12 Chaplin Square is a road in the N12 postcode area
Christchurch Avenue, N12 Christchurch Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Christchurch Close, N12 Christchurch Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Church Way, N20 Chuch Way was one of the initial roads of the Bethune estate.
Churchfield Avenue, N12 Churchfield Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Churchfield Way, N12 Churchfield Way 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.
Coniston Close, N20 Coniston Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Coppetts Wood Nursery, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Copwood Close, N12 Copwood Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Cottonham Close, N12 Cottonham Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Crescent Way, N12 Crescent Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Crossway, N12 Crossway is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Crowder Close, N12 Crowder Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Darcy Close, N20 Darcy Close was named after D’Arcy Bacon, a younger son of John Bacon of Friary Park.
Derby Avenue, N12 Derby Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Derwent Crescent, N20 Derwent Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Domville Close, N20 Domville Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Eton Avenue, N12 Eton Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Fairfield Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Fallow Court Avenue, N12 Fallow Court Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Fenstanton Avenue, N12 Fenstanton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Finchley High Road, N12 The main road through Finchley was first laid out just before 1300.
Finchley Park, N12 Finchley Park was first constructed as Finsbury Road.
Frederick’s Place, N12 Frederick’s Place is a road in the N12 postcode area
Friary Road, N12 Friary Road links Torrington Park and Friern Barnet Lane.
Friary Way, N12 Friary Way dates from the late 1920s and was formerly a private road.
Friern Park, N12 Friern Park was originnally part of Henry Holden’s Friern Park estate.
Friern Watch Avenue, N12 Friern Watch Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Garthway, N12 Garthway is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Glebelands Close, N12 Glebelands Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Glenhurst Road, N12 The planning application for Glenhurst Road was made in 1937.
Golfside Close, N20 Golfside Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Grand Arcade, N12 Grand Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Granville Place, N12 Granville Place is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Green Road, N20 Green Road is a road in the N20 postcode area
Grove Road, N12 Grove Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hall Street, N12 Hall Street is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hamilton Square, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Hayward Road, N20 Hayward Road is a road in the N20 postcode area
Heatherdene Close, N12 Heatherdene Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hemingford Close, N12 Hemingford Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
High Road, N12 High Road, N12 is part of the ancient Great North Road - leading from London to Edinburgh.
Highwood Avenue, N12 Highwood Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hilton Avenue, N12 Hilton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hyde Court, N20 Hyde Court is a road in the N20 postcode area
Ingleway, N12 Ingleway lies to the south of Woodhouse Road.
Inkwell Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Kenver Avenue, N12 Kenver Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Kingsway, N12 Kingsway forms the lower part of the North Finchley triangle.
Lambert Mews, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Lambert Road, N12 Lambert Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Lambert Way, N12 Lambert Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Lawrence Campe Close, N20 Lawrence Campe Close is a road in the N20 postcode 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.
Limes Avenue, N12 Limes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Links Court, N20 Links Court is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Loring Road, N20 Loring Road was built over Chapel Field - also covered by All Saints’ Church.
Loring Road, SE14 A street within the N20 postcode
Lynton Avenue, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Mayfield Avenue, N12 Mayfield Avenue was built on the estate of the former Friern Watch House.
Mountview Court, N20 Mountview Court is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Myddelton Park, N20 Myddelton Park was built by John Miles before 1882 when he erected All Saints’ Church and vicarage nearby.
Northwood Gardens, N12 Northwood Gardens is a road in the N12 postcode area
Oakleigh Mews, N20 Oakleigh Mews is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Orchard Avenue, N20 Orchard Avenue is a road in the N20 postcode area
Pamela Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Park Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Queens Avenue, N20 Queens Avenue was laid out in 1905.
Rasper Road, N20 Rasper Road dates from the 1870s.
Ravensdale Avenue, N12 Ravensdale Avenue was built on the estate of the former Friern Watch House.
Regent Close, N12 Regent Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Rosebank Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Rosemont Avenue, N12 Rosemont Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Sandringham Gardens, N12 Sandringham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
School Way, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Sherwood Street, N20 Sherwood Street may date from the 1860s.
Sherwood Terrace, N20 Sherwood Terrace is a road in the N20 postcode area
South Mount, N20 South Mount is a road in the N20 postcode area
St John’s Close, N20 St John’s Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
St Michael’s Close, N12 St Michael’s Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Stanhope Road, N12 Stanhope Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
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.
Sunny Way, N12 Sunny Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Swan Lane, N20 Swan Lane is one of the roads built on the edge of the original Finchley Common.
Sweets Way, N20 In 1969 Sweets Way replaced the former nursery at Whetstone.
The Lindens, N12 The Lindens is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
The Watch, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
The Woodlands, N12 The Woodlands is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Torrington Avenue, N12 Torrington Avenue was built in 1935 as part of the Cardrew House Estate.
Torrington Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Torrington Grove, N12 Torrington Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Torrington Park, N12 Torrington Park had been part of Henry Holden’s Friern Park estate lying east of the Great North Road.
Upway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Valley Avenue, N12 Valley Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Victoria Grove, N12 This is a street in the N12 postcode area
Warnham Road, N12 Warnham Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Welbeck Close, N12 Welbeck Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Whetstone Close, N20 Whetstone Close is a small cul-de-sac leading off of Oakleigh Road North.
Whittington Mews, N12 Whittington Mews is a road in the N12 postcode area
Winifred Place, N12 Winifred Place is a road in the N12 postcode area
Woodberry Grove, N12 Woodberry Grove runs south from Ballards Lane.
Woodgrange Avenue, N12 Woodgrange Avenue dates from 1910.
Woodhouse Road, N12 Woodhouse Road is the main road between North Finchley and Friern Barnet.
Woodside Grove, N12 Woodside Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodside Lane, N12 Woodside Lane dates from 1780 at the latest.


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.
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