Middlesex Arms

Pub in/near South Mimms, existed between 1931 and 1973

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Middlesex Arms

South Mimms

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Pub · South Mimms · EN6 ·
October
3
2019
On the north side of Bignall’s Corner was the Middlesex Arms.

Bignalls Corner - now the site of South Mimms services - existed before the M25/A1(M) junction obliterated the scene.

On the junction was the Middlesex Arms. The pub had been built as a road house in 1931 but was demolished in 1973 to make way for the A1(M). Run by landlords Gordon and Hilda, there was lorry drivers’ overnight accommodation next to it. Drivers used to sleep in bunks four to a room.

The motel of the other side of the junction was a well known haunt for ‘ladies of the night’ who earned a living from the passing lorry drivers.

Further north up the A1 was the Budgie transport cafe, immortalised in the TV series of the same name. Also beside the A1 was the eventually abandoned and derelict ’San Marino’ which had a swimming pool in the back.


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Middlesex Arms

Middlesex Arms
Malcolm Graham

NEARBY STREETS
Barnet Bypass, EN6 Barnet Bypass is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Bignell’s Corner, EN6 Bignell’s Corner is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Bignells Corner, EN6 Bignells Corner is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Bignels Corner, EN6 A street within the EN6 postcode
Cecil Road, EN6 Cecil Road is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Dyrham Lane, EN5 Dyrham Lane is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Gowar Field, EN6 Gowar Field is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Greyhound Lane, EN6 Greyhound Lane is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Hepburn Court, EN6 A street within the EN6 postcode
Potter Bar By-Pass, EN6 Potter Bar By-Pass is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Potter Bar Bypass, EN6 Potter Bar Bypass is a road in the EN6 postcode area
South Mimms Bypass, AL2 South Mimms Bypass is a road in the AL2 postcode area
St Albans Road, EN6 St Albans Road is a road in the EN6 postcode area
St. Albans Road, EN6 A street within the EN6 postcode
St. Giles Avenue, EN6 St. Giles Avenue is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Swanland Road, EN6 A street within the EN6 postcode
Warrengate Lane, EN6 Warrengate Lane is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Wash Lane, EN5 Wash Lane is a road in the EN5 postcode area
Wash Lane, EN6 Wash Lane is a road in the EN6 postcode area


South Mimms

South Mimms is a village in the Hertsmere district of Hertfordshire.

It is a small settlement located near to the junction of the M25 motorway with the A1(M) motorway and is perhaps more widely known because of the service station at that junction which takes its name from the village, and for mountain biking routes in the area which start from the service station.

Before 1965’s creation of Greater London, it was part of Middlesex rather than Hertfordshire and, along with Potters Bar, was transferred to the latter county in that year.
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