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Together with Winnington Road
, Ingram Avenue
and the reknowned Bishop’s Avenue, the wood was named after Arthur Winnington-Ingram, who as Bishop of London owned much of the surrounding area following a land grant in 704 AD.
Bishop’s Wood, with one further to the north called Mutton Wood, and another to the west known as Wild Wood, was a portion of the great wood attached to the estate and castle of the Bishop of London, at Highgate.
In 1755 it was purchased by Lord Mansfield, and left as a wild copse, strictly preserved as a cover for game.
Most of the land was sold privately in the early 20th century.
Chalton Drive, N2 Chalton Drive is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area. Holne Chase, N2 Holne Chase is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area. Rowan Walk, N2 Rowan Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Hampstead Garden Suburb is a suburb, north of Hampstead, west of Highgate, and east of Golders Green. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning located in the London Borough of Barnet in northwest London.
The master plan was prepared by Barry Parker and Sir Raymond Unwin.