Category: Friern Barnet

Friern Barnet Road, N11

Friern Barnet Road was Betstile Lane between 1549 and 1785, Southgate Lane in 1801, High Road in 1879, and its current name from 1889.

Middlesex: Friern Barnet – other estates

In 1627 the demesne of Whetstone was said to consist of the site of the manor-house, six houses, a dovecot, six gardens, 40 a. of land, 100 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture, and 200 a. woodland. There were 627 a. in 1799, covering nearly half the parish and mainly south of the modern Oakleigh Road …

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Middlesex: Friern Barnet – Manors

The manor of Whetstone or Frierm Barnet was held in 1336 by the knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. It was probably among the lands between Barnet and London taken from the abbey of St. Albans by William I, who may have given it to the bishop of London. Lands in Barnet …

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Middlesex: Friern Barnet

Friern Barnet, home of Colney Hatch asylum, is a small parish 7 miles north of London and, with Finchley, protrudes into Hertfordshire. Its maximum length along the main north-north-west axis is 3 miles and nowhere is it more than 1½ mile wide. The extent of the civil parish was 1,304 a. in 1871. In 1891 …

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