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Woodside Park

Woodside Park
 Woodside Park shown within Greater London
OS grid reference
London borough Barnet
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district N12
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Chipping Barnet
London Assembly Barnet and Camden
List of places

Woodside Park is a suburban residential area in London. It is located in the London Borough of Barnet, in postal district N12.

The area to the east of the tube station consists predominantly of large Victorian and Edwardian houses, many of which have been converted into flats. It also contains Woodside Park Synagogue and a Jewish school.

The western and north-western part of the area, which can also be regarded as the part of Totteridge in N12 rather than N20, is sometimes called Woodside Park Garden Suburb and consists of semi-detached or detached 3 to 4 bedroom houses built in the 1950s. It includes the Woodside Park Club. The eastern boundary of the Garden Suburb is the Dollis Brook and the southern boundary is the Folly Brook. To the south of this suburb is Woodside Park Garden Suburb proper, an area of 1920s and 1930s houses, where all but one of the roads (Links Road) are named after places in Sussex, where the developer, one Fred Ingram, came from.

Between the Garden Suburb and the Northern line is an area originally of Victorian housing. Many of the houses, including the former residence of Spike Milligan (now marked by a blue plaque placed in 2004 - see picture in this article), have been replaced by modern housing or flats. The estate where Emma Bunton grew up is also located in the area.

A house of special interest is Woodside Grange. This castellated folly was built by Dr. James Turle as a home and consultancy. It was later owned by Sir Arthur Douglas Derry the owner of Derry and Toms Store. In 1928 it was purchased as the home of Finchley Catholic Grammar School.

There is a small amount of commercial activity around the mini roundabout at Chanctonbury Way, which was originally the main shopping area for Woodside Park, providing basic services such as a post office, a butcher and an ironmonger. Since the creation of North Finchley shopping parade, many of the original shops have closed down and have been replaced by specialised businesses such as IT (Optima Computers), Web Designers (Webdezign), catering and Indulgence Hair and Beauty.

Spike Milligan plaque


Nearest tube station:

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