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Whetstone Stray

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2013

Whetstone Stray is parkland created during the twentieth century from former farmland.

’Stray’ in this context is a common or piece of unenclosed land on which there is a common right of pasture, so historically animals would have been brought here to graze. Whetstone Stray is part of a green corridor consisting of meadows and a brook, with the Dollis Valley Green Walk passing through.

Meadows are managed under a cut and lift grassland scheme.




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NEARBY STREETS
Addington Drive, N12 Addington Drive leads from Sandringham Gardens to the High Road of Finchley.
Albert Street, N12 Albert Street is a nineteenth century cul-de-sac leading off of Lodge Lane.
Alexandra Grove, N12 Alexandra Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Alissa Drive, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Allum Way, N20 Allum Way is a service road running east of the tracks of the Northern Line.
Amber Close, EN5 Amber Close is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Anastasia Mews, N12 Anastasia Mews is a road in the N12 postcode area
Arden Grange, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Argyle Road, N12 Argyle Road runs from Nether Street to Dollis Brook after which it is named Lullington Garth.
Ashbourne Close, N12 Ashbourne Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Ashbourne Court, N12 Ashbourne Court is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Athenaeum Road, N20 Athenaeum Road was named after the Athenaeum Institute.
Avenue Road, N12 Avenue Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Avondale Avenue, N12 Avondale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Ballards Lane, N12 Ballards Lane is the main road linking Finchley Central with North Finchley.
Baxendale, N20 Baxendale was named for Joseph Baxendale who lived locally in the 19th century.
Belmont Close, N20 Belmont Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Birkbeck Road, N12 Birkbeck Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Birley Road, N20 Birley Road is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Blakeney Close, N20 Blakeney Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Boxworth Close, N12 Boxworth Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Britannia Road, N12 Britannia Road was first built opposite the Swan with Two Necks pub.
Brompton Mews, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Brook Meadow, N12 Brook Meadow runs off of Holden Road and backs onto Dollis Brook.
Brookmead Court, N20 Brookmead Court is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Brownlow Road, N3 Brownlow Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Buckingham Avenue, N20 Buckingham Avenue was originally a private road being made up in 1933.
Budd Close, N12 Budd Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Burnbrae Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Calton Road, EN5 Calton Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Capel Close, N20 Capel Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Carpenters Close, EN5 Carpenters Close is a road in the EN5 postcode area
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.
Charnwood Place, N20 Charnwood Place is a road in the N20 postcode area
Cherry Hill, EN5 Cherry Hill is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Chesterfield Road, N12 Chesterfield Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Chesterfield Road, N3 Chesterfield Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Chiddingfold, N12 Chiddingfold 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 Path, N12 Church Path is a road in the N12 postcode area
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.
Clarence Close, EN4 Clarence Close is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Clements Close, N12 Clements Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Cliveden Close, N12 Cliveden Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Coleridge Road, N12 Coleridge Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Coniston Close, N20 Coniston Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Coppice Walk, N20 Coppice Walk is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
County Gate, EN5 County Gate is a road in the EN5 postcode area
County Gate, N20 County Gate is a road in the N20 postcode area
Court House Gardens, N3 Court House Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Courthouse Road, N12 Courthouse Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Courthouse Road, N3 Courthouse Road runs north-south in West Finchley.
Croft Mews, N12 A street within the N20 postcode
Croft Mews, N20 Croft Mews is a road in the N20 postcode area
Crofton Way, EN5 Crofton Way is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Dale Close, EN5 Dale Close is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Dale Grove, N12 Both Dale Grove and Hutton Grove were granted building leases in the 1870s.
Dalmeny Road, EN5 Dalmeny Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Darcy Close, N20 Darcy Close was named after D’Arcy Bacon, a younger son of John Bacon of Friary Park.
Denewood, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
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.
Dinsdale Gardens, EN5 Dinsdale Gardens is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Domville Close, N20 Domville Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Dorie Mews, N12 Dorie Mews is a road in the N12 postcode area
Downland Close, N20 Downland Close is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Dunbar Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Elkanette Mews, N20 Elkanette Mews is a road in the N20 postcode area
Elland Close, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Elmstead Close, N20 Elmstead Close is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Essex Park, N3 Essex Park, west of Ballards Lane, was built in 1934.
Etchingham Court, N3 Etchingham Court consists of blocks of flats which date from 1935.
Eton Avenue, N12 Eton Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Eversleigh Road, EN5 Eversleigh Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Fairfield Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Fairfield Way, EN5 Fairfield Way is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Fairway Court, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Fallow Court Avenue, N12 Fallow Court Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Farnham Close, N20 Farnham Close was originally to be called Walfield Close.
Finchley Court, N3 Finchley Court was one of the developments built on the site of large houses along Ballards Lane.
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.
Framfield Close, N12 Framfield Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Franklin Close, N20 Franklin Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Frederick’s Place, N12 Frederick’s Place is a road in the N12 postcode area
Friern Mount Drive, N20 Friern Mount Drive was built by a builder called Scott.
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.
Fursby Avenue, N3 Fursby Avenue runs from Courthouse Gardens to Walmington Fold.
Gainsborough Court, N12 Gainsborough Court is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Gainsborough Road, N12 Gainsborough Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Gloucester Road, EN5 Gloucester Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Grand Arcade, N12 Grand Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Grange Avenue, N12 Grange Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Grangeview Road, N20 Grangeview Road was built just before the Second World War.
Grangeway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Granville Road, N12 Granville Road connects the High Road with Ballards Lane.
Grasvenor Avenue, EN5 Grasvenor Avenue is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Graywood Court, N12 Graywood Court is a road in the N12 postcode area
Great Bushey Drive, N20 Great Bushey Drive is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Green Bank, N12 Green Bank 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
Greenhill Parade Great North Road, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Greenhill Parade, EN5 Greenhill Parade is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Greenhill Park, EN5 Greenhill Park is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Greenway Close, N20 Greenway Close is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Greenway, N20 Greenway is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Grove Road, N12 Grove Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Gruneisen Road, N3 Gruneisen Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Guildown Avenue, N12 Guildown Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hadar Close, N20 Hadar Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Hall Street, N12 Hall Street is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hamilton Square, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Hasluck Gardens, EN5 Hasluck Gardens is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Haughmond, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Hayward Road, N20 Hayward Road is a road in the N20 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.
High Road, N20 High Road Whetstone is otherwise known as the Great North Road.
Highlands Road, EN5 Highlands Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Highpoint, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Highwood Avenue, N12 Highwood Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hill Crescent, N20 Hill Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Hillcourt Avenue, N12 Hillcourt Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hillier Close, EN5 Hillier Close is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Holbein Terrace, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Holden Avenue, N12 Holden Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Holden Road, N12 Holden Road is a road which bends around North Finchley and Woodside Park.
Holyrood Road, EN5 Holyrood Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Hoptree Close, N12 Hoptree Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Howcroft Crescent, N3 Howcroft Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Hughes Close, N12 Hughes Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Huntly Drive, N3 Huntly Drive is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hutton Grove, N12 Hutton Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Inkwell Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Ivere Drive, EN5 Ivere Drive is a road in the EN5 postcode area
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.
Kingswood Close, N20 Kingswood Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Knoll Lodge, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
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.
Langton Avenue, N20 Langton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Laurel View, N12 Laurel View is a road in the N12 postcode area
Laurel Way, N12 Laurel Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Laurel Way, N20 Laurel Way is one of the streets of London in the N20 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.
Links Drive, N20 Links Drive is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Little Cedars, N12 Little Cedars is a road in the N12 postcode area
Lodge Lane, N12 Lodge Lane has existed since the late eighteenth century.
Longland Drive, N20 Longland Drive is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Longmore Avenue, EN5 Longmore Avenue is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Lorian Close, N12 Lorian Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Lynton Avenue, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Lynton Mead, N20 Lynton Mead is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Lyonsdown Avenue, EN5 Lyonsdown Avenue is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Lyonsdown Road, EN5 Lyonsdown Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Macaret Close, N20 Macaret Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Maxfield Close, N20 Maxfield Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Mayfield Avenue, N12 Mayfield Avenue was built on the estate of the former Friern Watch House.
Meadow Works, EN5 Meadow Works is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Monkhams Drive, IG8 A street within the N20 postcode
Monks Avenue, EN5 Monks Avenue is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Montrose Crescent, N12 Montrose Crescent is a road in the N12 postcode area
Moss Hall Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Moss Hall Crescent, N12 Moss Hall Crescent was built on land of a house called Moss Hall.
Moss Hall Grove, N12 Moss Hall Grove was laid out from 1867, mostly for middle-class housing.
Mossborough Close, N12 Mossborough Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Mountview Court, N20 Mountview Court is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Mowbray Road, EN5 Mowbray Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Naylor Road, N20 Naylor Road is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Nether Street, N12 Nether Street is "nether" because there once was an "Over Street".
Nethercourt Avenue, N3 Nethercourt Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Netherfield Road, N12 Netherfield Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Northiam, N12 Northiam is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Northumberland Road, EN5 Northumberland Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Northumberland Road, N20 Northumberland Road is a road in the N20 postcode area
Northwood Gardens, N12 Northwood Gardens is a road in the N12 postcode area
Oak Tree Drive, N20 Oak Tree Drive is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Oakleigh Gardens, N20 Oakleigh Gardens was started in 1907.
Oakleigh Mews, N20 Oakleigh Mews is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Okehampton Close, N12 Okehampton Close was built on the site of a house called Okehampton.
Oxford Gardens, N20 Oxford Gardens, off Athenaeum Road, a cul-de-sac of town houses was partly finished by 1968.
Pamela Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Pank Avenue, EN5 Pank Avenue is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Percy Road, N12 Percy Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Pricklers Hill, EN5 Pricklers Hill is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Priory Grove, EN5 Priory Grove is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Prospecourt Road, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
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.
Raydean House, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Raydean Road, EN5 Raydean Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Regent Close, N12 Regent Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Richmond Road, EN5 Richmond Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Ridgeview Road, N20 Ridgeview Road is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Riverside Walk, N12 Riverside Walk is a road in the N12 postcode area
Rogers Walk, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Rosemont Avenue, N12 Rosemont Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Rowan Walk, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Rowben Close, N20 Rowben Close is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Rowben Way, N20 Rowben Way is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Saddlescombe Way, N12 Saddlescombe Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Sandringham Gardens, N12 Sandringham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Sherrards Way, EN5 Sherrards Way is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Sherwood Street, N20 Sherwood Street may date from the 1860s.
Sherwood Terrace, N20 Sherwood Terrace is a road in the N20 postcode area
Singleton Scarp, N12 Singleton Scarp is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Somerset Lodge, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Somerset Road, EN5 Somerset Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Sonia Gardens, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
South Mount, N20 South Mount is a road in the N20 postcode area
Southover, N12 Southover is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Southway, N20 Southway is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Springfield Close, N12 Springfield Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Squirrels Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
St Andrew’s Close, N12 St Andrew’s Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
St John’s Close, N20 St John’s Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
St Margarets Avenue, N20 St Margarets Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
St. Andrew’s Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
St. Margaret’s Avenue, N20 St. Margaret’s Avenue is a road in the N20 postcode area
St. Mirren Court, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Stanhope Road, N12 Stanhope Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Station Approach, N12 Station Approach is a road in the N12 postcode area
Station Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Station Road, EN5 Station Road runs from Station Approach and East Barnet Road in the east to the Great North Road and Barnet Hill in the west.
Sussex Ring, N12 Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
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.
Thatcham Gardens, N20 Thatcham Gardens is a road in the N20 postcode area
The Coppice, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
The Fairway, EN5 The Fairway is a road in the EN5 postcode area
The Garth, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
The Linkway, EN5 The Linkway is a road in the EN5 postcode area
The Oaks, N12 The Oaks is a road in the N12 postcode 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.
Theobald’s Avenue, N12 Theobald’s Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Theobalds Avenue, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Thyra Grove, N12 Thyra Grove is a road in the N12 postcode area
Tillingham Way, N12 Tillingham Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Totteridge Lane, N20 An east-west route existed by the early 18th century - the portion from Totteridge to Whetstone being called Totteridge Lane by 1651
Twineham Green, N12 Twineham Green is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Underhill Court, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Underhill, EN5 Underhill is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Ventnor Drive, N20 Ventnor Drive is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Victoria Grove, N12 This is a street in the N12 postcode area
Walfield Avenue, EN5 Walfield Avenue is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Walfield Avenue, N20 Walfield Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Walton Court, EN5 A street within the EN5 postcode
Welbeck Close, N12 Welbeck Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Well Grove, N20 Well Grove is a road in the N20 postcode area
Wentworth Avenue, N3 Wentworth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Wentworth Close, N3 Wentworth Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Wessex Court, N20 Wessex Court is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
West Avenue, N3 West Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
West Hill Way, N20 West Hill Way is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Westbury Grove, N12 Westbury Grove is a road in the N12 postcode area
Westbury Road, N12 Westbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Westcombe Drive, EN5 Westcombe Drive is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Western Parade, EN5 Western Parade is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Western Way, EN5 Western Way is a road in the EN5 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
Willenhall Avenue, EN5 Willenhall Avenue is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Willow End, N20 Willow End is a road in the N20 postcode area
Winifred Place, N12 Winifred Place is a road in the N12 postcode area
Woodberry Gardens, N12 Woodberry Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodberry Grove, N12 Woodberry Grove runs south from Ballards Lane.
Woodberry Way, N12 Woodberry Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Woodside Avenue, N12 Woodside Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodside Grange Road, N12 Woodside Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
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.
Woodside Park Road, N12 Woodside Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Wycherley Crescent, EN5 Wycherley Crescent is a road in the EN5 postcode area
York Road, EN4 York Road is a road in the EN4 postcode area
York Road, EN5 York Road is a road in the EN5 postcode area


Whetstone

It is thought that Whetstone was named after the stone used to sharpen knives and other tools, a chunk of which is located on the High Road, on the pavement outside the Griffin pub.

Legend has it that stone was used by soldiers about to fight in the Battle of Barnet.

Whetstone was an important staging post for stagecoaches going north from London. There has been an inn on the site of the present Griffin pub for centuries, though the present building dates from 1928.

When frequently combined with its neighbour, this combined area is the 63rd richest area in the UK (2008) - an acclamation which can be credited to Totteridge Lane, a long road home to many multi-millionaires.
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