Category: Cockfosters

Cockfosters to Oakwood walk

Of the tube walks this channel has done, this is one of the most straightforward to describe. Instead of turning left out of Cockfosters station, going down Cockfosters Road, then 1930s-built Westpole Avenue nearly all the way to Oakwood station, we turn right out of the station. This is a bit counter-intuitive since this takes …

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This area was also part of the land given to Geoffrey de Mandeville by William the Conqueror and also became part of Enfield Chase. A map of 1776 shows “Cockfosters” centred on the present junction of Chalk Lane/Games Road with a messuage (house plus outbuildings) on West Farm. The name Cockfosters is believed to be derived from the title …

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