Ellern Mede

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Ellern Mede
Ellern Mede is located in Greater London
Ellern Mede
Location of Ellern Mede in Greater London
Location Totteridge Common, Barnet, North London, England
Coordinates 51°37′53.45″N 0°13′11″W / 51.6315139°N 0.21972°W / 51.6315139; -0.21972Coordinates: 51°37′53.45″N 0°13′11″W / 51.6315139°N 0.21972°W / 51.6315139; -0.21972
Built 1876-77
Architect Richard Norman Shaw
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Ellern Mede
Designated 14 February 1975[1]
Reference No. 1359108

Ellern Mede is a large detached house at 31 Totteridge Common in the London Borough of Barnet, N20. [1]

The house was built between 1876 and 1877 by the architect Richard Norman Shaw for businessman William Austin.[2]


The design is described by Nikolaus Pevsner as "one of Shaw's asymmetrical Old English L-plan compositions...big, bold half-timbered gable over the entrance, and broad tile-hung flank with half-hipped gable, all anchored by tall chimneys".[3]


In recent years Ellern Mede has been a nursing home,[4] and the Ellern Mede Centre for Eating Disorders. The eating disorders centre has now moved to Mill Hill, where it opened in May 2011 as the Ellern Mede Ridgeway Service for Eating Disorders.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Ellern Mede". English Heritage list. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Andrew Saint (29 June 2010). Richard Norman Shaw. Yale University Press. p. 102. ISBN 978-0-300-15526-6. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Bridget Cherry; Nikolaus Pevsner (11 March 1998). London 4: North. Yale University Press. pp. 190–. ISBN 978-0-300-09653-8. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Great Britain. Ministry of Health (1952). Hospitals' directory England and Wales, 1952. H.M. Stationery Off. p. 208. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ellern Mede". Ellern Mede Centre - About Us. Ellern Mede Centre. Retrieved 20 January 2013.