Whetstone Stray

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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
Albert Street, N12 Albert Street is a nineteenth century cul-de-sac leading off of Lodge Lane.
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.
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.
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
Britannia Road, N12 Britannia Road was first built opposite the Swan with Two Necks pub.
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.
Budd Close, N12 Budd Close is a road in the N12 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.
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
Church Path, N12 Church Path is a road in the N12 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
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
Croft Mews, N12 A street within the N20 postcode
Croft Mews, N20 Croft Mews is a road in the N20 postcode area
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.
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
Farnham Close, N20 Farnham Close was originally to be called Walfield Close.
Finchley High Road, N12 The main road through Finchley was first laid out just before 1300.
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
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.
Grange Avenue, N12 Grange Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Grangeway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
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.
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
Haughmond, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Hayward Road, N20 Hayward Road is a road in the N20 postcode area
High Road, N20 High Road Whetstone is otherwise known as the Great North Road.
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.
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.
Hoptree Close, N12 Hoptree Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hughes Close, N12 Hughes Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Inkwell Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Kingswood Close, N20 Kingswood Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Laurel View, N12 Laurel View is a road in the N12 postcode area
Limes Avenue, N12 Limes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 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.
Lorian Close, N12 Lorian Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Lynton Mead, N20 Lynton Mead is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal 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
Monkhams Drive, IG8 A street within the N20 postcode
Monks Avenue, EN5 Monks Avenue 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".
Netherfield Road, N12 Netherfield Road is a road in the N12 postcode 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
Oak Tree Drive, N20 Oak Tree Drive is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Percy Road, N12 Percy Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Regent Close, N12 Regent Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Ridgeview Road, N20 Ridgeview Road is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Rogers Walk, N12 A street within the N12 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.
Sonia Gardens, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
South Mount, N20 South Mount is a road in the N20 postcode 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
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
Swan Lane, N20 Swan Lane is one of the roads built on the edge of the original Finchley Common.
Thatcham Gardens, N20 Thatcham Gardens is a road in the N20 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
Theobald’s Avenue, N12 Theobald’s Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Theobalds Avenue, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
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
Ventnor Drive, N20 Ventnor Drive is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal 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.
Wessex Court, N20 Wessex Court is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
West Hill Way, N20 West Hill Way is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Westbury Road, N12 Westbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Western Way, EN5 Western Way is a road in the EN5 postcode area
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
Winifred Place, N12 Winifred Place 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.


Totteridge

Totteridge is an old English village, and a mixture of suburban development and open land, situated 8 miles north north-west of Charing Cross.

This area was called Tataridge in the 13th Century. It may have been named after someone called Tata. The ridge is the high ground between the valleys of the Dollis Brook and Folly Brook.

Over the centuries the rural qualities of Totteridge have attracted well-to-do families. Cardinal Manning was born at Copped Hall in Totteridge in 1808.

With the opening of the Great Northern Railway station in 1872, late-Victorian and Edwardian mansions were built around the old village. In line with overall trends in the late 1930s, following the conversion of the railway station (in operation from 1872 until 1941) into a London Underground station (from 1940) on the Northern line, smaller properties were built within walking distance of the station (Totteridge and Whetstone tube station). In 1968 much of Totteridge was designated a Conservation Area, and no major developments have taken place since then.

Totteridge was a civil parish of Hertfordshire covering an area of 1,604 acres and formed part of a thin protrusion into Middlesex. It became part of Barnet Rural District and had a parish council from 1894 to 1914. It then formed part of Barnet Urban District from 1914 to 1965. In 1965, the parish and urban district were abolished by the London Government Act 1963 and the area was transferred from Hertfordshire to Greater London, to become part of the London Borough of Barnet. In 1901 the parish had a population of 844 and by 1951 it had risen to 4500.
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