Brunswick Park

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Brunswick Park
Brunswick Park Road - geograph.org.uk - 1512096.jpg
Brunswick Park Road
Brunswick Park is located in Greater London
Brunswick Park
Brunswick Park
Location within Greater London
Population16,394 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ2893
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtN11
Dialling code020
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51°37′34″N 0°08′53″W / 51.626°N 0.148°W / 51.626; -0.148Coordinates: 51°37′34″N 0°08′53″W / 51.626°N 0.148°W / 51.626; -0.148

Brunswick Park is a neighbourhood, public park and electoral ward[2] in the London Borough of Barnet.[3] It is north of New Southgate and to the south of Oakleigh Park. Roads include Brunswick Park Road, Brunswick Avenue and Brunswick Crescent.

Amenities[edit]

Its eponymous park consists of a playground, sports field and tennis courts. Amenities include Brunswick Park Primary and Nursery School,[4] St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School and Osidge library. New Southgate Cemetery, the North London Business Park, and New Southgate Recreation Ground front Brunswick Park Road.

History[edit]

The cemetery station, 1861

In the 1860s, East Barnet Lane (now Brunswick Park Road) was the location of a Great Northern Railway station and adjoining chapel serving the Great Northern Cemetery (opened 1861), linked by a single track to Southgate & Colney Hatch (now New Southgate) station.[5][6] The service was discontinued in the 1870s and the station later demolished some time after 1912.[7]

A large factory, built for Standard Telephones and Cables (STC), opened in 1922 on and north of the former site of the station. The factory became a major local landmark and for many years was referred to by its workers and the local population as 'The Standard'. During World War II a German bomb fell on the factory, killing 33 people.[8] The site was later developed as the North London Business Park.

Brunswick Park had parish status between 1896 and 1972.[9] St Michael's church was built in 1902 and demolished in 1973 after which the site was developed for housing. On the opposite side of Brunswick Park Road, another housing development has taken part of the original cemetery grounds, in the vicinity of the original main entrance.

Previously within the East Barnet Urban District, Hertfordshire, the district transferred to the London Borough of Barnet in 1965 and the borders of Brunswick Park electoral ward later expanded to include Osidge, previously its own ward.

Transport[edit]

Nearest stations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barnet Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.barnet.gov.uk/sites/default/files/assets/citizenportal/documents/councilanddemocracy/wardprofiles/BrunswickwardprofileCTMarch2013v2.pdf
  3. ^ Brunswick Park, Barnet, Hidden London, retrieved 9 January 2020
  4. ^ "Brunswick Park Primary and Nursery School". Enfield Independent.
  5. ^ https://archive.org/details/onceweek05londuoft/page/614/mode/2up
  6. ^ https://ietarchivesblog.org/2018/02/23/standard-telephones-cables-stc-factory-at-new-southgate/
  7. ^ https://maps.nls.uk/view/104202409
  8. ^ http://admin.barnet.gov.uk/libraries-old/local-studies-and-archives/pocket-histories/finchley-friern-barnet-and-totteridge-3
  9. ^ https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/96c810c4-20e6-4eb4-927d-36aac7a4cbd3