Oakwood, London

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Oakwood
Oakwood is located in Greater London
Oakwood
Oakwood
 Oakwood shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ295955
London borough Enfield
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district N14
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Enfield Southgate
London Assembly Enfield and Haringey
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Coordinates: 51°38′36″N 0°07′39″W / 51.6433°N 0.1274°W / 51.6433; -0.1274

Oakwood is an affluent area of North London, in the London Borough of Enfield. It is situated within the Southgate postal area (London N14) and was, historically, the southernmost area of Enfield Chase.

Local history[edit]

The area derives its name from Oakwood Park, which Southgate Council purchased in 1927 and opened to the public. Oakwood Park was named after Oak Lodge, which stood in the grounds between the late 19th century and First World War. There is an avenue of oak trees to the north of the park, which until recently was added to annually by the Mayor.

The arrival in Oakwood of the Piccadilly line of the London Underground in 1933 heralded the start of a spectacular building boom. Builders bought up much of the land for development and estates began to eat up the countryside along Bramley Road and towards Cockfosters. Following the war a number of shops were opened around the Underground station, and today Oakwood has many shops, restaurants and services.[1]

Prior to development, the only major building in the area was South Lodge - one of the four lodges of Enfield Chase. South Lodge was demolished in 1935; West Lodge Park, East Lodge Nursery, and North Lodge Farm are the locations of the other three lodges. South Lodge Drive and South Lodge Crescent are reminders of South Lodge.

Use for filming[edit]

A scene in the film That'll Be The Day (1973) starring David Essex was filmed by the boating pond in Oakwood Park.

Transport and locale[edit]

Nearby places[edit]

Nearest stations[edit]

Oakwood tube station

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Barry (2012). "Oakwood Area Information".