Brent Lodge

Large house in/near West Finchley, existed between 1824 and 1962

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Brent Lodge

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Large house · West Finchley · N3 ·
August
25
2016

Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of ’Warren’s Gift’, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824.

It was a substantial property whose grounds were considerably reduced.

Nearby at Elm Park, west of Nether Street, where building had started in 1882, land was offered in 1900 for good-class villas which were said to be in great demand. By 1908 housing was continuous up to Brent Lodge, which was offered with 26 acres for immediate building.

The Finchley Co-Partnership Society was then formed to lay out a garden village like Hampstead Garden Suburb for the ’less wealthy middle classes’. In 1910 it decided to preserve Brent Lodge and to develop the 24 acres estate on a co-operative system.

The house was demolished in 1962 despite efforts by the comedian Spike Milligan.


Main source: Finchley: Introduction | British History Online
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NEARBY STREETS
Albert Place, N3 Albert Place is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Arcadia Avenue, N3 Arcadia Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Argyle Road, N12 Argyle Road runs from Nether Street to Dollis Brook after which it is named Lullington Garth.
Ballards Lane, N3 Ballards Lane was the conduit by which Finchley urbanised northwards.
Berkeley Court, N3 Berkeley Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Bibsworth Road, N3 Bibsworth Road is named for a local manor – Bibsworth Manor.
Brent Way, N3 Brent Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Brownlow Road, N3 Brownlow Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Cavendish Avenue, N3 Cavendish Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Chanctonbury Way, N12 Chanctonbury Way is the longest road in the Woodside Park Garden Suburb.
Chaville Way, N3 Chaville Way is a road in the N3 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
Church Crescent, N3 Church Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Church Cresent, N3 Church Cresent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Church End, N3 Church End is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Cissbury Ring North, N12 Cissbury Ring North is named after the second largest hill fort in England.
Cissbury Ring South, N12 Cissbury Ring South is one of the roads of the Woodside Park Garden Suburb.
Claigmar Gardens, N3 Claigmar Gardens was named after the Claigmar Vineyard.
Claverley Grove, N3 Claverley Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Claverley Villas, N3 Claverley Villas is a road in the N3 postcode area
Clements Close, N12 Clements Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Clifton Avenue, N3 Clifton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
College Terrace, N3 College Terrace links Regents Park Road and Hendon Lane.
Cornwall Avenue, N3 Cornwall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal 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.
Crescent Rise, N3 Crescent Rise is a road in the N3 postcode area
Crescent Road, N3 Crescent Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dancastle Court, N3 Dancastle Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Dollis Park, N3 Dollis Park runs from Regent’s Park Road to St. Mary’s School.
Dollis Road, N3 Dollis Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Dorset Mews, N3 Dorset Mews is a road in the N3 postcode area
East End Road, N3 East End Road was originally the route from the hamlet of Church End Finchley to the old Great North Road when it ran through Muswell Hill.
Elm Court, N3 Elm Court is a road in the N3 postcode area
Elm Park Road, N3 Elm Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Essex Park, N3 Essex Park, west of Ballards Lane, was built in 1934.
Eversleigh Road, N3 Eversleigh Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Falkland Avenue, N3 Falkland Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Finchley Way, N3 Finchley Way is named after the area it inhabits.
Folkington Corner, N12 Folkington Corner is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Fursby Avenue, N3 Fursby Avenue runs from Courthouse Gardens to Walmington Fold.
Glenhill Close, N3 Glenhill Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Gordon Road, N3 Gordon Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Gravel Hill, N3 Across the junction of East End Road and Regents Park Road, Gravel Hill runs to Hendon Lane.
Grosvenor Road, N3 Grosvenor Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Grove Avenue, N3 Grove Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode 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.
Hamilton Way, N3 Hamilton Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hervey Close, N3 Hervey Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Holden Road, N12 Holden Road is a road which bends around North Finchley and Woodside Park.
Holmwood Gardens, N3 Holmwood Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Howcroft Crescent, N3 Howcroft Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Howes Close, N3 Howes Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Huntly Drive, N3 Huntly Drive is a road in the N3 postcode area
Lansdowne Road, N3 Lansdowne Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Lichfield Grove, N3 Lichfield Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Linkside, N12 Linkside is a road in the N12 postcode area
Lorian Close, N12 Lorian Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Lovers Walk, NW7 Lovers Walk is a road in the NW7 postcode area
Lullington Garth, N12 Lullington Garth is an oddly named road in Woodside Park.
Manor View, N3 Manor View is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Michleham Down, N12 Michleham Down is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Millers Yard, N3 Millers Yard is a road in the N3 postcode area
Mountfield Road, N3 Mountfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Nether Close, N3 Nether Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Nether Street, N3 Nether Street was recognised by the mid-14th century as an old street, sometimes called ’Lower Street’.
Nethercourt Avenue, N3 Nethercourt Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Northiam, N12 Northiam is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Oakdene Park, N3 Oakdene Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Offham Slope, N12 Offham Slope is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Park Cottages, N3 Park Cottages is a road in the N3 postcode area
Pavilion Mews, N3 Pavilion Mews is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Popes Drive, N3 This is a street in the N3 postcode area
Poynings Way, N12 Poynings Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Princes Avenue, N3 Princes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Priory Close, N3 Priory Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Pycombe Corner, N12 Pycombe Corner is a road in the N12 postcode area
Pyecombe Corner, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Rathgar Close, N3 Rathgar Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Rectory Close, N3 Rectory Close is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Redbourne Avenue, N3 Redbourne Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Regents Park Road, N3 Regents Park Road was part of the new London to Finchley turnpike.
Riverside Walk, N12 Riverside Walk is a road in the N12 postcode area
Rodmell Slope, N12 Rodmell Slope is a road in the N12 postcode area
Saddlescombe Way, N12 Saddlescombe Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Saint Paul’s Way, N3 Saint Paul’s Way is a road in the N3 postcode area
Sellers Hall Close, N3 Sellers Hall Close was built on the site of a house called Elm Grange, demolished in 1894.
Shakespeare Road, N3 Shakespeare Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Shortgate, N12 Shortgate is a road in the N12 postcode area
Singleton Scarp, N12 Singleton Scarp is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Southover, N12 Southover is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Spencer Close, N3 Spencer Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Spencer Court, N3 Spencer Court is a road in the N3 postcode area
Springfield Close, N12 Springfield Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
St Pauls Way, N3 St Pauls Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Stanhope Avenue, N3 Stanhope Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Station Approach, N12 Station Approach is a road in the N12 postcode area
Station Close, N3 Station Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Station Road, N3 Station Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Steynings Way, N12 Steynings Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Strathmore Gardens, N3 Strathmore Gardens was built on the site of the glasshouses of the Claigmar Vineyard.
Stuart Court, N3 Stuart Court is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Sussex Ring, N12 Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
Sylvan Avenue, N3 Sylvan Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Templars Crescent, N3 Templars Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Templars Cresent, N3 Templars Cresent is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
The Avenue, N3 The Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
The Garth, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
The Grove, N3 The Grove is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Tillingham Way, N12 Tillingham Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Twineham Green, N12 Twineham Green is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Upper Cavendish Avenue, N3 Upper Cavendish Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Victoria Avenue, N3 Victoria Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Walmington Fold, N12 Walmington Fold is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal 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
Wentworth Park, N3 Wentworth Park was built in the 1930s.
West Avenue, N3 West Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 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.
Willow Way, N3 Willow Way is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Windermere Avenue, N3 Windermere Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Wolstonbury, N12 Wolstonbury is a road in the N12 postcode area
Wootton Grove, N3 Wootton Grove is a road in the N3 postcode area


West Finchley

West Finchley is a station on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line.

West Finchley benefits from being near to several shopping areas and supermarkets. There is a large entertainment complex on the High Road with an eight screen cinema, bowling alley, lido, bar and restaurants. Sporting facilities include clubs for rugby with a leading junior club, tennis and squash. Finchley and Hendon Golf Clubs lie less than a mile away and there are several play and recreation areas with way-marked walks. Finchley Arts Centre opened in 2004 and caters for performing and visual arts.

In 1867 the Great Northern Railway opened a line to Mill Hill (later Mill Hill East) and Edgware with stations at East Finchley and Finchley (later Finchley Central). A branch from Finchley to High Barnet, with stations at Woodside Park and Whetstone (called Totteridge and Whetstone) opened in 1872.

West Finchley station at Nether Street, south of Woodside Park, was only added in 1933. The railway greatly increased accessibility from London. The railway became part of the London Passenger Transport Board’s Northern line, which was electrified to East Finchley in 1939, to High Barnet in 1940, and to Mill Hill East in 1941.

Intermediate or east-west journeys were less easy. Trams had been suggested in 1880 but it was not until 1898 that the Metropolitan Tramways and Omnibus Co. seriously proposed to introduce them to Finchley and only in 1905 that a route was opened by Metropolitan Electric Tramways (the M.E.T.) between Highgate and Whetstone. It was extended to the Hertfordshire boundary in 1906 and to Barnet in 1907 and was crossed by one from New Southgate to North Finchley and Golders Green from 1909.

A tramway depot opened just off the Great North Road near Tally Ho Corner by 1908 became the focus of the M.E.T.’s system before it was superseded by trolley-buses in 1938.All trolley-buses disappeared between 1959 and 1962. In 1959 and 1964 the deficiencies of London Transport buses were such that Finchley B.C. considered running its own.
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