Edgware (/ˈɛdʒwɛər/) is a district of northern Greater London, in
the London Borough of Barnet.
Edgware is centred 9.5 miles
(15.3 km) north-northwest of
Charing Cross and has its own
Edgware has a generally suburban character, typical
of the rural-urban fringe. It was an ancient parish in the county of
Middlesex. The community benefits from some elevated woodland on a
high ridge marking the
Hertfordshire border of gravel and sand.
Edgware is identified in the
London Plan as one of the capital's 35
Edgware is principally a shopping and residential area
and one of the northern termini of the Northern line. It has a bus
garage, a shopping centre called the Broadwalk, a library, a
Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—
and Deans Brook, both tributaries of a small brook known as Silk
Stream, which in turn merges with the
River Brent at Brent Reservoir.
In 2011, the area had a population of 76,056 and is made up of five
2 Demography and religion
6 Notable people
11 External links
Main article: History of Edgware
Edgware (parish) population
Hendon parish ►
source: UK census
Edgware succeeds to the identity of the ancient parish in the county
Edgware is a Saxon name meaning Ecgi's weir. Ecgi was a
Saxon and the weir relates to a pond where Ecgi's people caught fish.
Edgware parish formed part of
Hendon Rural District from 1894. It
was abolished in 1931 and formed part of the Municipal Borough of
Hendon until 1965. The Romans made pottery at
thought by some to be the site of Sulloniacis. Canons Park, to the
north-west, was developed as an estate by James Brydges, 1st Duke of
Chandos and was the site of his great palace Cannons.
Edgware was identified in 2008 as a major centre for preferred
development in the London Plan.
Demography and religion
Hanukkah menorah outside
Edgware Underground station, 2006
Until the 20th century there were no major rises in the population of
Edgware. In the manor of
Edgware in 1277 there were eight free tenants
(excluding the Grand Priory of Clerkenwell) and 52 customary tenants
(assumed to all be men); the survey from which these figures are
taken, however, includes lands appurtenant to the manor lying in
Kingsbury. In 1425–26 the manor of
Edgware had three free and 29
customary tenants in the parish, and in 1525–26 the numbers were two
or three free and 26 customary tenants. In 1547 there were 120 (adult
or teenage) communicants in the parish. In 1597 there were between 60
and 70 houses in the parish, and 44 more in the village of
on the west side of Watling Street and therefore in the parish of
Little Stanmore. In 1599 there were six free and 25 customary tenants
of the manor within Edgware. In 1642 in the Civil War the protestation
oath of 1641 was taken by 103 adult males. In 1664 there were 73
houses in the parish, but the hearth tax of 1672 gives only 66. During
the 18th century the average numbers both of baptisms and burials
declined gently but steadily; in the period 1717–26 the average
number of baptisms was between 15 and 16 a year and the average number
of burials 20, but by 1801–10 the figures were 11 and 9,
respectively. There were said to be 69 houses in the village in 1766
and 76 houses in 1792. At the first census in 1801 the population was
412. Throughout the 19th century numbers rose slowly, except for the
years between 1851 and 1871; the censuses of 1861 and 1871 show
successive declines of 7 percent, attributed in 1871 to migration and
to the absence of direct trains to London.
Ten years later the losses had been more than made good, and in 1901
the figure of 868 had been reached. By 1921 the population had grown
to 1,516, but the great infilling of the southern part of Edgware
after 1924 caused the most spectacular increase. In 1931 the
population was 5,352; this had increased to 17,513 by 1951 and to
20,127 by 1961. As well as Christian and subsequent settling of
other religious groups, Edgware's development coincided with that of
Jewish community, currently forming the largest single
religious group. In the 2001 Census, 36% of
Edgware residents give
their religion as Jewish, 28% Christian, 9% Hindu and 5% Muslim.
Jewish community in
Edgware has constructed its own Eruv.
According to the 2011 census:
Edgware ward of Barnet was 60% white (47% British, 12% Other White, 1%
Irish). 13% was Indian and 7% Black African. 33% of the population was
Jewish, 28% Christian and 11% Muslim.
Hale ward of Barnet (east from the centre) was 59% white (45% British,
12% Other, 2% Irish) and 10% Indian. 39% was Christian and 19%
This data does not represent the other wards of Canons and
Harrow and the
Burnt Oak ward in Barnet.
Argonaut Games once had its head office in Edgware.
Edgware Cricket Club, based at Canons Park, play Sunday League cricket
during the summer months.
Station Road. Here, all buses climb up the hill towards the station
and the shops. St Margaret of Antioch Church can be seen in the
Edgware bus station.
Station Road during a quiet evening, 2008.
Stations in the area are:
Edgware (Northern line)
Burnt Oak (Northern line)
Colindale (Northern line)
London Buses serve Edgware, along with three night services,
three school services, and two non-TfL routes operated by Uno.
Main article: List of people from Barnet
Richard Russell Owner of UK Record Label, XL Recordings
Anita Asante footballer
Eleanor Bron — actress
Max Bygraves — singer, comedian and actor
Antony Costa — singer from boy band Blue
Tony Currie — footballer
Charlotte McDonagh — actress/television presenter/model and singer
Shirley Eaton — actress
Vanessa Feltz — TV/radio presenter
Michoel Fisher — Principal Rabbi of the Federation of
George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel — composer
Ernest George Trobridge
Ernest George Trobridge — Architect;
Blue Plaque at 19 Heather Walk
Angharad Rees — actress
Pat Sharp — disc jockey and television presenter
Ben Strevens — footballer currently playing for Wycombe Wanderers
Frank Williams — actor, most notable role: the vicar in Dad's Army
John Bercow — current Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for
Nicolas Anelka — footballer, when playing for Arsenal
Jane March — actress
Mitchell Symons — journalist and author
Barry Norman — television presenter and author
Christopher Wreh — former Arsenal footballer
Victor Feldman — jazz pianist
George Michael — pop singer
Patrick Vieira — former Arsenal footballer
Archie Panjabi —
Emmy Award winning actress, currently portraying
Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife
Altaf Hussain Chief and founder of Pakistan's
MQM Party. Resident
Boz Boorer — Guitarist, producer, co-writer and musical director for
Dave Mattacks — Rock and Folk drummer, best known for his work with
Paul Chowdhry — Stand-Up comedian
Main article: List of schools in the London Borough of Barnet
Beit Shvidler Primary School
Holland House School
Broadfields Primary School
Deansbrook Primary School
North London Collegiate School
Rosh Pinah Primary School
Edgware Junior School
Canons High School
Edgware is a post town within the HA postcode area,. It is also
partly within the NW postcode area.
St Margaret of Antioch Church
Broadwalk Shopping Centre, located in the town centre. It was opened
in the late 1980s.
Edgware Way, located north from
Edgware town centre. View from
Edgwarebury Lane footbridge.
Basin Lake, located in Canons Drive to the west of Edgware. It is
located in the borough of Harrow
Grassland in Edgwarebury Park, taken from the A41 Edgware
Way/Watford-by-Pass. This is the far north, rural area of Edgware.
Former track of the Great Northern Railway line, which closed in 1964.
View from Dean's Lane in the east of Edgware
Rose Garden Close in western Edgware, near Canons Drive. This road
consists of large suburban houses, near Lake Grove
Premier Inn hotel, Edgware
^ With the addition of the Hale ward
^ Vision of Britain -
Hendon Rural District Archived 1 October 2007 at
the Wayback Machine.
^ Vision of Britain -
Mayor of London
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London Plan (Consolidated with
Alterations since 2004)" (PDF).
Greater London Authority. Archived
from the original (PDF) on 2 June 2010.
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P F King, Gillian Wyld, D C Yaxley (1971). "Edgware: Introduction". A
History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4. Institute of Historical
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King, Gillian Wyld, D C Yaxley (1971). "Edgware: Jews". A History of
the County of Middlesex: Volume 4. Institute of Historical Research.
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Jews divides local opinion". London: The Independent. Retrieved
^ "see Barnet Census Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-06-30.
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Edgware Eruv. 2006-10-17. Retrieved
^ Services, Good Stuff IT. "
Edgware - UK Census Data 2011". UK Census
Data. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
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Data. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
^ "Argonaut Contact information". Argonaut Games. 13 January 1998.
Archived from the original on 13 January 1998. Retrieved 9 November
2009. "Argonaut House 369
Burnt Oak Broadway
^ "EdgwareCricketClub". 24 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
^ MARCELA GM (19 February 2017). "🎼GEORGE MICHAEL BEHIND THE
MUSIC". Retrieved 3 April 2018 – via YouTube.
^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide (2004)
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Basing Hill Park
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Cherry Tree Wood
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Clitterhouse Recreation Ground
Darland's Lake Nature Reserve
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Golders Hill Park
King George's Fields
Long Lane Pasture
Lyttelton Playing Fields
The Mill Field
Mill Hill Park
Monken Hadley Common
Oak Hill Park
Oak Hill Wood
Old Court House Recreation Ground
Rowley Green Common
Sunny Hill Park
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Tudor Sports Ground
Victoria Recreation Ground
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