The Info List - Edgware

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(/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
Charing Cross
and has its own commercial centre. 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
London Plan
as one of the capital's 35 major centres. 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 hospital— Edgware
Community Hospital, and two streams— Edgware
Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of a small brook known as Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent
River Brent
at Brent Reservoir. In 2011, the area had a population of 76,056 and is made up of five wards.[1]


1 History 2 Demography and religion 3 Economy 4 Sport 5 Transport

5.1 Tube 5.2 Buses

6 Notable people 7 Education 8 Geography 9 Gallery 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] Main article: History of Edgware

(parish) population

1881 816

1891 864

1901 868

1911 1,233

1921 1,516

Absorbed by Hendon
parish ►

source: UK census

succeeds to the identity of the ancient parish in the county of Middlesex. 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.[2] It was abolished in 1931 and formed part of the Municipal Borough of Hendon
until 1965.[3] The Romans made pottery at Brockley
Hill, 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.[4] Demography and religion[edit]

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 Edgware
but 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.[5] 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.[5] As well as Christian and subsequent settling of other religious groups, Edgware's development coincided with that of its Jewish
community,[6] currently forming the largest single religious group.[7] In the 2001 Census, 36% of Edgware
residents give their religion as Jewish, 28% Christian, 9% Hindu and 5% Muslim.[8] The Jewish
community in Edgware
has constructed its own Eruv.[9] According to the 2011 census:

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.[10] 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% Jewish.[11]

This data does not represent the other wards of Canons and Edgware
in Harrow and the Burnt Oak
Burnt Oak
ward in Barnet. Economy[edit] Argonaut Games
Argonaut Games
once had its head office in Edgware.[12] Sport[edit] Edgware
Cricket Club, based at Canons Park, play Sunday League cricket during the summer months.[13] Transport[edit]

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 background.

bus station.

Station Road during a quiet evening, 2008.

Tube[edit] Stations in the area are:

(Northern line) Burnt Oak
Burnt Oak
(Northern line) Colindale
(Northern line)

Buses[edit] 15 day London Buses
London Buses
serve Edgware, along with three night services, three school services, and two non-TfL routes operated by Uno. Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Barnet

Richard Russell Owner of UK Record Label, XL Recordings Anita Asante
Anita Asante
footballer Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
— actress Max Bygraves — singer, comedian and actor Antony Costa
Antony Costa
— singer from boy band Blue Tony Currie — footballer Charlotte McDonagh
Charlotte McDonagh
— actress/television presenter/model and singer Shirley Eaton — actress Vanessa Feltz
Vanessa Feltz
— TV/radio presenter Dayan Michoel Fisher — Principal Rabbi of the Federation of Synagogues George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel
— composer Ernest George Trobridge
Ernest George Trobridge
— Architect; Blue Plaque
Blue Plaque
at 19 Heather Walk Angharad Rees — actress Pat Sharp
Pat Sharp
— disc jockey and television presenter Ben Strevens
Ben Strevens
— footballer currently playing for Wycombe Wanderers Frank Williams — actor, most notable role: the vicar in Dad's Army John Bercow
John Bercow
— current Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for Buckingham Nicolas Anelka
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
Victor Feldman
— jazz pianist George Michael
George Michael
— pop singer[14] Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira
— former Arsenal footballer Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
Emmy Award
Emmy Award
winning actress, currently portraying Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife Altaf Hussain Chief and founder of Pakistan's MQM
Party. Resident since 1992. Boz Boorer — Guitarist, producer, co-writer and musical director for Morrissey. Dave Mattacks — Rock and Folk drummer, best known for his work with Fairport Convention. Paul Chowdhry — Stand-Up comedian

Education[edit] Main article: List of schools in the London Borough of Barnet

London Academy 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

Geography[edit] Edgware
is a post town within the HA postcode area,.[15] It is also partly within the NW postcode area.

Neighbouring areas

Stanmore Elstree Borehamwood



Mill Hill

Kingsbury Colindale Hendon


St Margaret of Antioch Church

Broadwalk Shopping Centre, located in the town centre. It was opened in the late 1980s.[16]

A41 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 http://hidden-london.com/gazetteer/edgware/ ^ Vision of Britain - Hendon
Rural District Archived 1 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Vision of Britain - Edgware
parish ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
(February 2008). " London Plan
London Plan
(Consolidated with Alterations since 2004)" (PDF). Greater London
Greater London
Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 June 2010.  ^ a b T F T Baker, J S Cockburn, R B Pugh (Editors), Diane K Bolton, H P F King, Gillian Wyld, D C Yaxley (1971). "Edgware: Introduction". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 5 November 2014. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ T F T Baker, J S Cockburn, R B Pugh (Editors), Diane K Bolton, H P F King, Gillian Wyld, D C Yaxley (1971). "Edgware: Jews". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 5 November 2014. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ Milmo, Cahal (3 August 2002). "Britain's first 'eruv' enclave for Jews divides local opinion". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-02-26.  ^ "see Barnet Census Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-06-30.  ^ "The Edgware
Eruv". The Edgware
Eruv. 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2011-06-30.  ^ Services, Good Stuff IT. " Edgware
- UK Census Data 2011". UK Census Data. Retrieved 3 April 2018.  ^ Services, Good Stuff IT. "Hale - UK Census Data 2011". UK Census 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
Burnt Oak
Broadway Edgware
Middlesex HA8 5XZ" ^ "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) ^ http://www.thebroadwalkcentre.co.uk/Information/About-Us

External links[edit]

Ward information Councillor information

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(including Mill Hill
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East) Monken Hadley Muswell Hill New Barnet New Southgate North Finchley Oakleigh Park Osidge Southgate Temple Fortune Totteridge West Hendon Whetstone Woodside Park


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Fields Tudor Sports Ground Victoria Park Victoria Recreation Ground Watling Park West Hendon
Playing Fields Whitings Hill Open Space


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Tube and railway stations

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