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Finchley
Finchley
(/ˈfɪntʃli/) is an area of North West London, England, in the London Borough of Barnet. Finchley
Finchley
is on high ground, 11 km (6.8 mi) north of Charing Cross. It formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has been part of Greater London
Greater London
since 1965. It is predominantly a residential suburb, with three town centres: North Finchley, East Finchley
East Finchley
and Finchley Church End
Finchley Church End
(Finchley Central).

Contents

1 History 2 Governance and politics 3 Geography 4 Landmarks 5 Demography 6 Transport 7 Education 8 Sports 9 Public services 10 Community facilities 11 Cultural references 12 Notable people 13 Twinning 14 See also 15 Gallery 16 References 17 Further reading 18 External links

History[edit] See also: History of Finchley
History of Finchley
and Market Place, Finchley

Finchley
Finchley
(parish) population

1881 11,191

1891 16,647

1901 22,126

1911 39,419

1921 46,716

1931 58,964

1941 war #

1951 69,991

1961 69,370

# no census was held due to war

source: UK census

Finchley
Finchley
probably means "Finch's clearing" or "finches' clearing" in late Anglo-Saxon; the name was first recorded in the early 13th century.[1] Finchley
Finchley
is not recorded in Domesday Book, but by the 11th century its lands were held by the Bishop of London. In the early medieval period the area was sparsely populated woodland, whose inhabitants supplied pigs and fuel to London.[2] Extensive cultivation began about the time of the Norman conquest. By the 15th and 16th centuries the woods on the eastern side of the parish had been cleared to form Finchley
Finchley
Common.[2] The medieval Great North Road, which ran through the common, was notorious for highwaymen until the early 19th century.[1]

St Mary's Church

St Mary-at-Finchley Church
St Mary-at-Finchley Church
is first recorded in the 1270s.[3] Near the northern gate to the Bishop of London's park, the hamlet of East End, later East Finchley, had begun to develop by 1365.[4][5] The Edgware, Highgate and London Railway
Edgware, Highgate and London Railway
(later the Great Northern Railway) reached Finchley
Finchley
in 1867.[6] It ran from Finsbury Park via Finchley
Finchley
to Edgware. The branch from Finchley
Finchley
to High Barnet opened in 1872. In 1905 tram services were established in Finchley, and extended shortly afterwards to Barnet.[7] They were eventually replaced by trolleybuses.[8] In 1933, the Underground New Works Programme
New Works Programme
(1935–1940), to electrify the lines through Finchley, and connect the Northern line from Archway to East Finchley, via a new tunnel was announced. Much of the work was carried out and East Finchley
East Finchley
station was rebuilt, but the project was halted by the second world war. All passenger services from Finchley
Finchley
to Edgware
Edgware
ended in September 1939. Nevertheless, Underground trains began running from central London to High Barnet in 1940, and to Mill Hill
Mill Hill
East, to reach the army barracks, in 1941. After the war, the introduction of London's Metropolitan Green Belt undermined pre-war plans and the upgrading between Mill Hill
Mill Hill
East and Edgware
Edgware
(the 'Northern Heights' project) was abandoned, although the line continued to be used by steam trains for goods traffic through Finchley, until 1964. Governance and politics[edit] See also: Municipal Borough of Finchley

Wards of Finchley
Finchley
Urban District in the 1930s

Wards of Finchley
Finchley
Municipal Borough in the 1950s

From around 1547 Finchley
Finchley
had a parish vestry, which became a local board in 1878, an urban district council in 1895, and finally a municipal borough council between 1933–1965. The area is now part of the London Borough of Barnet.[9] From 1959–1992 the Finchley
Finchley
constituency was represented in Parliament by Margaret Thatcher, UK Prime Minister
Prime Minister
from 1979–1990.[10] Finchley
Finchley
is now included in the new constituency of Finchley
Finchley
and Golders Green. In February 2010, the Green Party held its spring party conference at the artsdepot in North Finchley.[11] Geography[edit]

Tally Ho Corner

Finchley
Finchley
is on a plateau, 90 metres (300 ft) above sea level 11 km (6.8 mi) north of Charing Cross
Charing Cross
and 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Barnet. To the west is the Dollis valley formed by Dollis Brook
Dollis Brook
the natural western boundary of Finchley.[1] Mutton Brook forms the southern boundary, joining the Dollis Brook
Dollis Brook
to become the River Brent. Most of Finchley
Finchley
is on boulder clay or glacial moraine, skirted by a layer of gravel, then the underlying layer of London clay. This roughly triangular gravel line was the most fertile area; hamlets which grew at the three corners evolved into Finchley's early population centres[4] corresponding to the three town centres in the area:

Church End, often known as " Finchley
Finchley
Central" (particularly since the station was renamed), the area north and west of the North Circular Road, centred on Ballards Lane and Finchley
Finchley
Central tube station, and in postal area N3; East Finchley, roughly between Highgate
Highgate
and the North Circular Road, and in postal area N2; North Finchley, surrounding Tally-Ho corner, stretching west to the Northern line, in postcode district N12.

The residential areas of West Finchley, in postcode district N3, and Woodside Park, in postcode district N12, centre on their respective tube stations to the west of the area. Between East Finchley
East Finchley
and Finchley
Finchley
Central is Long Lane, which runs parallel to the tube line and is dotted with small shopping parades. The area of London known as ' Finchley
Finchley
Road', around Finchley
Finchley
Road tube station, is not part of Finchley, but instead refers to a district further south at Swiss Cottage, Camden. The area is named after a section of the A41 road, which runs north to Golders Green
Golders Green
and eventually continues to Henlys Corner
Henlys Corner
on the North Circular Road
North Circular Road
and on to Finchley.

Neighbouring areas

Totteridge Whetstone Friern Barnet

Mill Hill

Finchley

Muswell Hill

Hendon Golders Green Highgate

Landmarks[edit] See also: List of public art in Barnet St Mary's at Finchley
Finchley
is the parish church, with parts dating from the 13th century. College Farm
College Farm
is the last farm in Finchley; it was a model dairy farm, then a visitor attraction. The Phoenix Cinema
Phoenix Cinema
in East Finchley
East Finchley
with its 1930s art deco façade is one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas in the United Kingdom. The Sternberg Centre
Sternberg Centre
for Judaism
Judaism
in the old Manor House (formerly convent and school of St Mary Auxiliatrice) at 80 East End Road in Finchley
Finchley
is a Jewish cultural centre. It was founded to facilitate Reform and Liberal Jewish institutions,[clarification needed] attached to the Movement for Reform Judaism. The Archer, on East Finchley
East Finchley
tube station, is a 10-foot-tall (3.0 m) statue by Eric Aumonier
Eric Aumonier
of a kneeling archer having just released an arrow. The statue La Délivrance
La Délivrance
depicts a naked woman holding a sword (and is informally known as the Naked Lady); it stands at the approach to Finchley
Finchley
from the south, in a small garden beside Regent's Park Road, just north of Henlys Corner. Demography[edit] According to the 2011 UK Census
2011 UK Census
in Finchley Church End
Finchley Church End
ward, 67% of the population was White (47% British, 18% Other, 2% Irish), 8% Indian and 6% Other Asian. The largest religion was Judaism, claimed by 31% of the population, whereas Christians made up 28%.[12] West Finchley ward was 61% White (40% British, 18% Other, 3% Irish), 13% Indian and 8% Other Asian.[13] Transport[edit]

East Finchley
East Finchley
tube station

Transport for London
Transport for London
is responsible for transport in Finchley. Finchley
Finchley
has four London Underground
London Underground
stations, all on the High Barnet branch of the Northern line, which serves the West End and City (financial district).

East Finchley
East Finchley
tube station in zone three, serves East Finchley
East Finchley
and is 21 minutes from Charing Cross. Finchley Central tube station
Finchley Central tube station
in zone four, serves Finchley, Church End and is 25 minutes from Charing Cross. West Finchley tube station
West Finchley tube station
in zone four, serves North Finchley
North Finchley
and is 27 minutes from Charing Cross. Woodside Park
Woodside Park
tube station in zone four, serves North Finchley
North Finchley
and is 29 minutes from Charing Cross.

Two of London's major roads, the east-west A406 North Circular Road and the north-south A1 meet and briefly merge at Henlys Corner
Henlys Corner
at the southern edge of Finchley. North Finchley
North Finchley
bus station is a hub with nine bus routes using bus stops around Tally Ho Corner.[14] Education[edit]

The old Christ's College, now a secondary school

There are 17 primary schools in the district.[15] There are seven secondary schools. Three are voluntary aided schools, all Catholic: Bishop Douglass Catholic,[16] Finchley
Finchley
Catholic High[17] and St Michael's Catholic Grammar.[18] Two are community schools: Christ's College Finchley[19] and The Compton.[20] Two are academies: The Archer Academy [21] and The Wren Academy, [22] named after Sir Christopher Wren, and sponsored by the Church of England.[23] There is also a secondary special school, Oak Lodge Special
Special
School in East Finchley. Woodhouse College
Woodhouse College
in North Finchley, on the site of the old Woodhouse Grammar School, is one of two colleges in the borough.[15] Sports[edit] The local football teams Old Finchleians formed in 1901 who play home games at The Old Finchleians Memorial Ground in Southover and are members of the Southern Amateur League.Nicknamed The OF's the club have had well known players like Gordon Finnie,Wayne Gosling and Cliff Brooks on their books.Wingate & Finchley,plays in the premier division of the Isthmian league. The club was formed in 1991 following the merger between Finchley
Finchley
Football Club (est 1874) and Wingate Football Club (est 1946). Although the club is sometimes incorrectly perceived to be exclusively Jewish, it is open to people of every religion and ethnic background. Wingate & Finchley
Finchley
play home games at Summers Lane, N12. The rugby team is Finchley
Finchley
RFC. Finchley
Finchley
Cricket Club (founded 1832), plays in the Middlesex
Middlesex
premier league, at Arden Field, East End Road, N3.[24] Finchley
Finchley
golf club on Frith Lane was designed by five-times Open Champion James Braid. Ken Brown, Ryder Cup player and BBC presenter, described it as "The best presented golf course for club play that I have seen in years". Public services[edit] Veolia Water Central Limited, formerly Three Valleys Water, supplies Finchley's water; the area is in the south-east corner of the company's water supply area.[25] EDF Energy
EDF Energy
Networks is the Distribution network operator
Distribution network operator
licensed to distribute electricity from the transmission grid to homes and businesses in Finchley.[citation needed] Finchley
Finchley
Memorial Hospital, on Granville Road, North Finchley, was a small NHS hospital administered by NHS Barnet, a primary care trust. Built with local donations in 1908 it was originally Finchley
Finchley
Cottage Hospital, renamed and expanded after the first world war as a war memorial.[26] A new hospital on adjacent land opened in September 2012; the old hospital buildings were demolished. London Ambulance Service
London Ambulance Service
responds to medical emergencies in Finchley. Policing in Finchley
Finchley
is by the Metropolitan Police Service. Statutory emergency fire service is by London Fire Brigade, which has a station on Long Lane. Community facilities[edit] The artsdepot, a community arts centre including a gallery, studio and theatre, opened in 2004, at Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley.[27] Victoria Park is off Ballards Lane between North Finchley
North Finchley
and Finchley Central. It was proposed in 1887 to mark Queen Victoria's golden jubilee and opened in 1902 to be Finchley's first public park.[28] There is also a small nature reserve adjacent to the North Circular, Long Lane Pasture. Avenue House
Avenue House
in East End Road was built in 1859. In 1874 it was acquired by Henry Charles Stephens, known as "Inky" Stephens, the son of the inventor of indelible blue-black ink Dr Henry Stephens. On his death in 1918 he bequeathed the house and its grounds to "the people of Finchley". The estate is now known as Stephens House and Gardens. It has a small museum, the Stephens Collection, which covers the history of the Stephens Ink Company and the history of writing materials. The bequest also included Avenue House
Avenue House
Grounds, designed by the leading nineteenth-century landscape gardener Robert Marnock. This has a tearoom, a children's playground, a walled garden called The Bothy, a pond and rare trees.[29] Cultural references[edit]

March of the Guards to Finchley

William Hogarth
William Hogarth
painted his satirical March of the Guards to Finchley in 1750. It is a depiction of a fictional mustering of troops on London's Tottenham Court Road
Tottenham Court Road
to march north to Finchley
Finchley
to defend the capital from the second Jacobite rebellion of 1745. A number of fictional characters have been associated with the area, including:

In Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop
The Old Curiosity Shop
Mr Garland, one of the principal characters, lives in "Abel Cottage, Finchley". In More Peers, a book of comic verse by Hilaire Belloc, one of the poems is about Lord Finchley. Bluebottle, a character in the 1950s BBC
BBC
radio series The Goon Show, hails from East Finchley. Peter Sellers, who played Bluebottle, lived in the area at one time. In various episodes of the Channel 4 comedy Peep Show Finchley
Finchley
is used as an on-site shooting location. In the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Susan Pevensie
Susan Pevensie
says that she and her siblings, Peter, Edmund, and Lucy, are from Finchley, despite no mention of Finchley being made in C. S. Lewis's book – it is only mentioned that they are from London. In the next film, Prince Caspian, Edmund, on discovering in the ruins of Cair Paravel
Cair Paravel
a gold Chess
Chess
piece, says, "Well, I didn't exactly have a solid gold chess set in Finchley, did I?", saying that they are obviously in Narnia. The Monty Python's Flying Circus
Monty Python's Flying Circus
comedy sketch, The Funniest Joke in the World, is set in Finchley. In John Steinbeck's "Once There Was A War" a wee old English woman, discovered on the Isle of Capri is described, "She was dressed in decent and aging black. She never had made the slightest concession to Italy. Her costume would have done her honor and protected her from scandal in Finchley."

Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Barnet In birth order

Sir Thomas Allen (1603–1681), politician and lawyer, died in Finchley. Thomas Pengelly (fl. 1650 – 6 January 1696), wealthy merchant, gave lodging to Richard Cromwell
Richard Cromwell
after the Restoration at property he owned in Finchley. Rudolph Ackermann
Rudolph Ackermann
(1764–1834), Anglo-German inventor and bookseller, died in Finchley. Henry Stephens (1796–1864), who founded the Stephens Ink company, and his son Henry Charles Stephens, who was the local MP from 1887 until 1900, lived in Finchley: Henry Charles in Avenue House
Avenue House
which he left, in 1918, as a bequest to the people of Finchley, along with its grounds, now known as Stephens House and Gardens. Sir William Shee
William Shee
(1804–1868), the first Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
judge to sit in England
England
and Wales since the Reformation lived in Finchley.[1] The novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
(1812–1870) wrote Martin Chuzzlewit while staying at Cobley Farm near Bow Lane, North Finchley.[30] Owen Suffolk
Owen Suffolk
(born 1829), Australian poet, autobiographer and confidence trickster, was born in Finchley. Octavia Hill
Octavia Hill
(1838–1912), a social reformer and a founder of the National Trust, Kyrle Society and the Army Cadet movement lived at Brownswell Cottages on the High Road in East Finchley
East Finchley
just south of the junction with the North Circular Road
North Circular Road
today.[31][32] L. S. Bevington (1845–1895), anarchist poet, essayist and journalist, died and was buried in Finchley.[33] Dora Boothby (1881–1970), Wimbledon-champion tennis player, was born in Finchley. Private John Parr (1897–1914), the first British soldier and the first soldier of the Commonwealth
Commonwealth
killed in World War I, was born in Church End Finchley, and lived at 52 Lodge Lane, North Finchley. Harry Beck
Harry Beck
(1902–1974), an engineering draftsman who created the present London Underground
London Underground
Tube map
Tube map
in 1931,[34] lived in Finchey. There is a plaque commemorating him along with a copy of his original map on the southbound platform at Finchley
Finchley
Central tube station. Terry-Thomas
Terry-Thomas
(1911–1990), comedian and actor, was born in Finchley. Wing Commander Ian Richard Gleed DSO DFC (1916–1943), World War II flying ace later revealed to have been gay, was born in Finchley. Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan
(1918–2002), the comedian who was chief creator and main writer of The Goon Show, lived in Woodside Park
Woodside Park
from 1955 to 1974. He was president and patron of the Finchley
Finchley
Society.[35] His statue, sitting on a bench, occupies a prominent position at Stephens House and Gardens. Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
(1925–2013), UK Prime Minister
Prime Minister
1979–1990, was Conservative MP for Finchley
Finchley
from 1959 to 1992,[10] although she lived in Chelsea before her time in Downing Street. Peter Cleall (born 1944), actor and actors' agent, was born in Finchley. John Zarnecki
John Zarnecki
(born 1949), space scientist, was born in Finchley. Jonathan Sacks
Jonathan Sacks
(Lord Sacks) (born 1948), former Chief Rabbi, grew up in Finchley. Tim Parks (born 1954), writer, grew up in Finchley. Emma Bunton
Emma Bunton
(born 1976), a singer, member of the Spice Girls, was born in Finchley. George Michael
George Michael
(1963–2016), the singer, was born in East Finchley. Ram Vaswani (born c. 1970), professional snooker and then poker player, lives in Finchley.

Twinning[edit] Finchley
Finchley
Borough had four twin towns; the London Borough of Barnet continues these links.

Jinja, Uganda, since 1963[36] Le Raincy, France, since 1962[37] Montclair, United States, since 1945[38] Siegen-Wittgenstein, Germany, since 1951[39]

See also[edit]

The Finchley
Finchley
Gap, a geographical feature describing a corridor of low-lying land between the drainage basin of the River Colne to the north and the River Brent
River Brent
to the west and possibly the remains of an Ice age overflow channel.

Gallery[edit]

Dollis Brook
Dollis Brook
Viaduct

Art Deco 'Archer' Statue at East Finchley
East Finchley
Tube Station by Eric Aumonier

The Phoenix Cinema

Route of Edgware, Highgate and London Railway
Edgware, Highgate and London Railway
highlighted on a 1900 map

References[edit]

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Hendon
Lane ( Finchley
Finchley
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Finchley
N2 East End Road". LB Barnet. Retrieved 23 September 2009.  ^ Clive's Underground Line Guides, Northern line, Dates ^ London Transport Museum Tram
Tram
in Finchley, dated 1905 to 1915 ^ London Transport Museum Trolley bus at North Finchley ^ Baker, T F T; C R Elrington (1980). " Finchley
Finchley
Finchley
Finchley
Local government". British History Online. Retrieved 21 September 2009.  ^ a b "Historic Figures Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
(1925 - )". BBC. Retrieved 27 April 2009.  ^ Lowe, Rebecca (21 February 2010). "Green Party conference
Party conference
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Christ's College Finchley
School web site Archived 10 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ The Compton School web site ^ The Archer Academy web site ^ Wren Academy web site ^ "why wren academy". Wren Academy. 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009.  ^ Lowe, Rebecca (10 December 2007). "Barnet cricket – 150 and not out". Times Series. Retrieved 24 September 2009.  ^ "Our supply area". Veolia Water. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2009.  ^ "Honouring a century of care at Finchley
Finchley
Memorial Hospital". Times Series. 21 October 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2009.  ^ London Transport Museum artsdepot, 2006 ^ Victoria Park, London Gardens Online ^ "The history of Avenue House
Avenue House
Estate". Avenue House
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Estate. 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2012.  ^ Nurse, Richard (13 February 2008). " Finchley
Finchley
N12 Fallow Corner". LB Barnet. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  ^ "Early Social Reform Influences". Octavia Hill's Birthplace House. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  ^ "The Octavia Hill
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Society" (PDF). The Finchley
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Society. September 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2009.  ^ "Bevington, Louisa Sarah, 1845–1895" Retrieved 28 April 2015. ^ "Design Classics-The London Underground
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Map". BBC
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TV4.  ^ " Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan
Statue Fund". Finchley
Finchley
Society. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  ^ Godleman, Mike (4 July 2007). "Town twinning Jinja (Uganda)". LB Barnet. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  ^ Costello, Laura (28 July 2008). "Town twinning Le Raincy
Le Raincy
(France)". LB Barnet. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  ^ Costello, Laura (29 July 2008). "Town twinning Montclair (USA)". LB Barnet. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  ^ Godleman, Mike (28 July 2008). "Town twinning Siegen Wittgenstein (Germany)". LB Barnet. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 

Further reading[edit]

James Thorne (1876), "Finchley", Handbook to the Environs of London, London: John Murray 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Finchley.

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