Friary Park

Park in/near Whetstone, existing between the 1910s and now

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Friary Park

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September
3
2016

Friary Park is a nine hectare formal Edwardian park.

The site was home to the Knights Hospitaller in the Middle Ages, and of Friern Barnet Manor House from the sixteenth century. The name Friary Park was adopted in the 1870s and it was opened to the public in 1910. In 2010 the Friends of Friary Park and other local societies organised centenary celebrations.

It is owned and managed by Barnet Council, and has a children’s playground, tennis courts, a bowling green, a pitch and putt, a skatepark, outdoor gym equipment and a cafe. The cafe is housed in the nineteenth century Gothic Revival Friary House.

A prominent feature is a statue, the ’Bringer of Peace’, dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII, and erected on 7 May 1910, the day after his death.

The North Middlesex Golf Course is adjacent to the park to the north. Blacketts Brook runs through two ponds on the golf course before entering the park. Palmate newts, which are rare in London, breed in the ponds, which are a Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade II. The reserve is not open to the public.


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NEARBY STREETS
Agnesfield Close, N12 Agnesfield Close is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Ashurst Road, N12 Ashurst Road was built by the British Land Company.
Ashurst. Road, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Balfour Grove, N20 Balfour Grove seems to date from 1903.
Barfield Avenue, N20 Barfield Avenue runs between Oakleigh Road North and Russell Lane.
Barnet, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Bawtry Road, N20 Bawtry Road was built in the 1880s.
Beech Avenue, N20 Beech Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Beechvale Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Bensley Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Beresford Avenue, N20 Beresford Avenue is a road in the N20 postcode area
Bookbinders Cottages, N20 Bookbinders Cottages is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Bramber Road, N12 Bramber Road was built on the former land of the White House Estate.
Buxted Road, N12 Buxted Road was laid out in 1913.
Cardrew Avenue, N12 Cardrew Avenue dates from 1936.
Cardrew Close, N12 Cardrew Close lies on the Cardrew House Estate.
Chiltern Court, EN5 A street within the N20 postcode
Church Close, N20 Church Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Church Crescent, N20 Church Crescent dates from the interwar period.
Church Way, N20 Chuch Way was one of the initial roads of the Bethune estate.
Constable Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Coppetts Close, N12 Coppetts Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Coppetts Wood Avenue, N12 Coppetts Wood Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Coppetts Wood Nursery, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Copwood Close, N12 Copwood Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Crescent Way, N12 Crescent Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Crossway, N12 Crossway is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Denham Road, N20 Denham Road is a road in the N20 postcode area
Deodora Close, N20 Deodora Close was named for a large house called Deodora.
Dudrich Close, N11 Dudrich Close got its name from Dudrich Holdings who developed the site.
Fallowfields Drive, N12 Fallowfields Drive is a road in the N12 postcode area
Ferncroft Avenue, N12 Ferncroft Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Friars Avenue, N20 Friars Avenue was built around the turn of the 1930s.
Friary Close, N12 Friary Close appears for the first time in Kelly’s Directory of Finchley & Friern Barnet in 1930.
Friary Road, N12 Friary Road links Torrington Park and Friern Barnet Lane.
Friary Way, N12 Friary Way dates from the late 1920s and was formerly a private road.
Friern Barnet Lane, N11 Friern Barnet Lane was an important road by 1814.
Friern Barnet Lane, N20 Friern Barnet Lane is one of the oldest roads in the area.
Garthway, N12 Garthway is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Goldsmith Road, N11 Goldsmith Road was part of Stanford Road until 1895.
Golfside Close, N20 Golfside Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Gresham Avenue, N20 Gresham Avenue is a road in the N20 postcode area
Harrison Close, N20 Harrison Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Hartland Road, N11 Hartland Road was built as part of the 24 acre Southgate Park estate.
Harwood Close, N12 Harwood Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Haslemere Avenue, EN4 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Hatley Close, N11 Hatley Close appears for the first time in Kelly’s Directory of Finchley & Friern Barnet in 1935.
Hawthornden Close, N12 Hawthornden Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hemington Avenue, N11 Hemington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Hereford Avenue, EN4 Hereford Avenue is a road in the EN4 postcode area
Hillside Avenue, N11 Hillside Avenue is a road in the N11 postcode area
Hilton Avenue, N12 Hilton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hollickwood Avenue, N12 Hollickwood Avenue was to have been called Lancaster Avenue but the Council insisted on Hollickwood Avenue in 1932.
Holly Croft, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Hollyfield Avenue, N11 Hollyfield Avenue was built by the builder E.C. Day.
Horsham Avenue, N12 Horsham Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Ingleway, N12 Ingleway lies to the south of Woodhouse Road.
Kennard Road, N11 Kennard Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
Leadbeaters Close, N11 Leadbeaters Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Legion Way, N12 Legion Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Lewes Road, N12 Lewes Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Loring Road, N20 Loring Road was built over Chapel Field - also covered by All Saints’ Church.
Loring Road, SE14 A street within the N20 postcode
Lyndhurst Avenue, N12 Lyndhurst Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Manor Drive, N20 In 1929, Friern Barnet Council altered the name of the road from Main Drive to Manor Road.
Miles Way, N20 Miles Way was built in the 1920s.
Myddelton Park, N20 Myddelton Park was built by John Miles before 1882 when he erected All Saints’ Church and vicarage nearby.
Newstead Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
North Circular Road, N12 North Circular Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Oakleigh Avenue, N20 Oakleigh Avenue was laid out as All Saints’ Road in 1905.
Oakleigh Crescent, N20 Oakleigh Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Oakleigh Road North, N20 Oakleigh Road runs north-west from New Southgate parallel with Friern Barnet Lane to Whetstone High Road.
Orchard Avenue, N20 Orchard Avenue is a road in the N20 postcode area
Park Close, N20 Park Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
Park Way, N20 Park Way is a road in the N20 postcode area
Petworth Road, N12 Petworth Road runs from Woodhouse Road to Buxted Road.
Pollard Road, N20 Pollard Road was a project of the National Land Corporation.
Pond Close, N12 Pond Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Porch Way, N20 Porch Way was built on the site of Porch House.
Porters Way, N12 Porters Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Priory Villas, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Queen’s Parade Close, N11 Queen’s Parade Close is a road in the N11 postcode area
Queens Avenue, N20 Queens Avenue was laid out in 1905.
Queens Parade Close, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Queens Well Avenue, N20 Queens Well Avenue was originally to be called Barratts Avenue.
Raleigh Drive, N20 Raleigh Drive is named after Sir Walter Raleigh.
Rosebank Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Russell Gardens, N20 Houses were built along Russell Gardens in 1925.
Russell Lane, N20 Russell Lane runs from Oakleigh Road North to Brunswick Park Road.
Russell Road, N20 Russell Road was a council scheme after World War I.
School Way, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Short Way, N12 Short Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Shortway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Simmons Close, N20 Simmons Close was named after Sydney Simmons who put up the money for the building of Friary Park.
Simmons Way, N20 Simmons Way was a development built in the 1920s.
St James Avenue, N20 St James Avenue first appears in the 1932 Kelly’s Directory of Finchley although no houses are shown.
St James Close, N20 St James Close is a road in the N20 postcode area
St John Cottages, N12 St John Cottages is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
St Johns Villas, N11 St Johns Villas is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
St Michael’s Close, N12 St Michael’s Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
St Ninian’s Court, N20 St Ninian’s Court is a road in the N20 postcode area
St. John’s Avenue, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
St. John’s Cottages, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
St. Johns Villas, N11 A street within the N11 postcode
Summerfields Avenue, N12 Summerfields Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Summers Lane, N12 Summers Lane has existed from at least the 18th century as a short cut from the main road of Finchley through to Friern Barnet.
Summers Row, N12 Summers Row was previously Dunger Place after Henry Dunger, owner of the Flower Pot brewery (1830s-1870s).
Sunny Way, N12 Sunny Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
The Firs, N20 The Firs is a road in the N20 postcode area
The Ridgeway, N11 The Ridgeway is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Thistley Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Thurlestone Avenue, N12 Thurlestone Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Torrington Avenue, N12 Torrington Avenue was built in 1935 as part of the Cardrew House Estate.
Torrington Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Torrington Grove, N12 Torrington Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Torrington Park, N11 Torrington Park is a road in the N11 postcode area
Torrington Park, N12 Torrington Park had been part of Henry Holden’s Friern Park estate lying east of the Great North Road.
Upway, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Valley Avenue, N12 Valley Avenue is a road in the N12 postcode area
Warnham Road, N12 Warnham Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Weirdale Avenue, N20 Weirdale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area.
Woodhouse Road, N12 Woodhouse Road is the main road between North Finchley and Friern Barnet.
Woodleigh Avenue, N12 Woodleigh Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Woodleigh, E18 A street within the N12 postcode
York Way, N20 York Way is a road in the N20 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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