Oakfield Gardens, N18

Road in/near Southgate

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Road · Southgate · N18 ·
August
13
2017

Oakfield Gardens took its name from a house called Oakfield which was originally opposite the present development.





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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Comment
   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Millfield Nursery An article about "nurserymen" from Jim South written in March 1977.

NEARBY STREETS
Briary Lane, N9 Briary Lane is a road in the N9 postcode area
Bromley Road, N18 Bromley Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Bulwer Road, N18 Bulwer Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Carlton Terrace, N18 Carlton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Cheapside, N18 Cheapside is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Cheddington Road, N18 Cheddington Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Copperfield Mews, N18 Copperfield Mews is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Cranfield Court, N18 Cranfield Court is a location in London.
Denton Road, N18 Denton Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Derwent Avenue, N18 Derwent Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Dickens Lane, N18 Dickens Lane is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Florin Court, N18 Florin Court is a road in the N18 postcode area
Great Cambridge Road, N18 Great Cambridge Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Great Cambridge Road, N18 Great Cambridge Road is a road in the N13 postcode area
Hailsham Terrace, N18 Hailsham Terrace is a location in London.
Harington Terrace, N18 Harington Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Haselbury Road, N18 Haselbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Hazel Close, N13 Hazel Close is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Hazel Close, N13 Hazel Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hazelbury Green, N9 Hazelbury Green is one of the streets of London in the N9 postal area.
Hazelbury Lane, N9 Hazelbury Lane is a road in the N9 postcode area
Henley Road, N18 Henley Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Hermitage Lane, N18 Hermitage Lane is a road in the N18 postcode area
Hewish Road, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
Hinton Road, N18 Hinton Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Huxley Parade, N18 Huxley Parade is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Huxley Road, N18 Huxley Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Kendal Avenue, N18 Kendal Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Kendal Gardens, N18 Kendal Gardens is a road in the N18 postcode area
Kendal Parade, N18 Kendal Parade is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Keston Close, N18 Keston Close is a road in the N18 postcode area
Lake View Terrace, N18 Lake View Terrace is a location in London.
Lopen Road, N18 Lopen Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Millfield House, N18 Millfield House is a location in London.
Morecambe Terrace, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
North Circular Road, N18 North Circular Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Oakfield Gardens, N18 Oakfield Gardens is a road in the N18 postcode area
Orpington Gardens, N18 Orpington Gardens is a road in the N18 postcode area
Ostliffe Road, N18 Ostliffe Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Park Lane, N18 Park Lane is a road in the N18 postcode area
Parkside Terrace, N18 Parkside Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Pentyre Avenue, N18 Pentyre Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Pickwick Mews, N18 Pickwick Mews is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Rylston Road, N13 Rylston Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Sheldon Road, N18 Sheldon Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Shortlands Close, N18 Shortlands Close is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Shortlands Road, N18 Shortlands Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Silver Street, N18 Silver Street is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Statham Grove, N18 Statham Grove is a road in the N18 postcode area
Sterling Way, N18 Sterling Way is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Strand Place, N18 Strand Place is a road in the N18 postcode area
Sweet Briar Walk, N18 Sweet Briar Walk is a road in the N9 postcode area
Sweet Briar Walk, N18 Sweet Briar Walk is a road in the N18 postcode area
Tanners End Lane, N18 Tanners End Lane is a location in London.
Tuncombe Road, N18 Tuncombe Road is a location in London.
Warwick Road, N18 Warwick Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Warwick Road, N18 Warwick Road is a road in the N9 postcode area
Weir Hall Gardens, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
West Way, N18 West Way is a road in the N18 postcode area
Westerham Avenue, N9 Westerham Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N9 postal area.
Windmill Road, N18 Windmill Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Winsford Terrace, N18 Winsford Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
The Bull This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Southgate

Southgate village originated as a tiny hamlet, which grew up in the north-west corner of Edmonton parish, along the southern boundary of Enfield Chase.

The name derived from the south gate of Enfield Chase, which stood roughly where Chase Road now joins Winchmore Hill Road. The area was originally very heavily wooded, with large estates of oak coppice woods; the last remains of the woodland can be seen in Grovelands Park. Enfield Chase was enclosed in 1777. On the 1803 enclosure map, the settlement is called Chase Side after its main thoroughfare, and what is now Southgate Green is called Southgate. On this map, the four roads which form the crossroads – Chase Side, Bourneside, Chase Road and High Street – are quite densely developed near the junction, with long narrow frontage plots and more generous larger houses in substantial grounds.

Much of the land formed part of the large Grovelands and Arnos estates. The early railways in the mid 19th century gave Southgate a wide berth because of its hilly terrain and, until the arrival of the Piccadilly line extension, the nearest station to Southgate town centre was Palmers Green, built in 1871 and with a horse-bus link to Southgate town centre.

Southgate station opened on 13 March 1933 with Oakwood on the second phase of the northern extension of the Piccadilly line from Finsbury Park to Cockfosters. Prior to the station’s opening, alternative names were suggested including ’Chase Side’ and ’Southgate Central’. On opening, local residents were given a free return ticket to Piccadilly Circus


LOCAL PHOTOS
Great Cambridge Road Roundabout (1932)
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Millfield Nursery
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