History of Golders Green

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Golders Green is a place in the London Borough of Barnet in London, England.


There is a ghost story attached to Golders Green. According to legend a house called Golders Lodge, situated where Golders Gardens is today, was haunted. “The story attached to it was that it was left by will to a certain person as long as a testator of the relative “remained above ground”. The relative died and to save his estate, the conditional tenant kept the body “above ground”, for a considerable period.”[1] It has been said that the body was left in its coffin in the attic, and that the place has been haunted by the unburied spirit ever since.

Old Maps[edit]

Cary’s 15 Miles Around London 1786


From the collection of Clive Smith

From the Collection of the City of London

Kelly’s Directories[edit]

(as a portion of Hendon)


Further Research[edit]