New Barnet

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New Barnet
New Barnet, Station Approach - geograph.org.uk - 151046.jpg
Station Approach, New Barnet
New Barnet is located in Greater London
New Barnet
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New Barnet shown within Greater London
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Post townBARNET
Postcode districtEN4, EN5
Dialling code020
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51°38′38″N 0°10′15″W / 51.6440°N 0.1708°W / 51.6440; -0.1708Coordinates: 51°38′38″N 0°10′15″W / 51.6440°N 0.1708°W / 51.6440; -0.1708

New Barnet is an area within the London Borough of Barnet. It is a largely residential North London suburb, close to the M25, A1 and M1.

History[edit]

New Barnet owes its conception to the building of the Great Northern Railway in 1850, when a station serving High Barnet was built, but located about a mile away from the town centre of High Barnet, so that this 'new' area quickly saw development. The main road (A110), Station Road and East Barnet Road, connects Barnet to East Barnet and is well served by buses.

From 1894 New Barnet formed part of the East Barnet Urban District of Hertfordshire until 1965 when it was transferred from Hertfordshire to Greater London to become part of the newly created London Borough of Barnet. The former town hall still stands in Station Road. Local government use ended in the early 1990s and the property was sold off for use as a restaurant. In 2006 the building was converted into flats.

The Alexandra, New Barnet, 2015

The main commercial area in New Barnet is on East Barnet Road, near the railway station. A number of office blocks were built in Station Road in the 1960s & 70s. Some have now been converted to flats. A large Sainsbury's supermarket (opened 30 September 1980) is surrounded by a cluster of small independent shops. These local shops are under threat of demolition from large schemes planned by Tesco and Asda stores. Although there is some local concern about the two planned developments,[1] many residents have noted that the town centre urgently requires some sort of redevelopment.[2]

Public houses in New Barnet include The Railway Tavern, The Railway Bell (Wetherspoons) The Builders Arms and The Lord Kitchener.

Other shops and facilities include PureGym, Tesco Express, Majestic Wine, The Party Shop, Bikestrobe, Ink n Toner, Bodens Performing Arts.

Churches include: Anglican St James's (East Barnet Road), Holy Trinity (Corner of Lyonsdown and Somerset Roads); Catholic Mary Immaculate & St Peter (Somerset Road); United Reformed Church St John's(Corner of Somerset and Mowbray Roads); Quaker Friends' Meeting (Leicester Road).

Geography[edit]

Local government[edit]

Barnet local elections are held every four years to elect councillors. New Barnet is covered by three wards:

  • East Barnet Ward
  • High Barnet Ward
  • Oakleigh Ward

Transport[edit]

Buses[edit]

London Buses serving New Barnet are:

Route Start End Operator
84
not a London bus route
New Barnet St Albans Metroline
107 New Barnet Edgware Metroline
184 Barnet Turnpike Lane Station Arriva London
307 Barnet Brimsdown Arriva London
326 Barnet Brent Cross London Sovereign
383 Barnet Woodside Park Uno (bus company)
384 Barnet Cockfosters Metroline
714 New Barnet Luton via Luton Airport Metroline[3]

Trains[edit]

Stations in the area are:

Schools[edit]

Primary[edit]

  • Livingstone School
  • Cromer Road School
  • Trent School
  • Lyonsdown School (Independent) 49 in top 100 primary schools

Secondary[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keeping watch on developments". New Barnet. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  2. ^ "Local Issues - A Vision For". New Barnet. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  3. ^ "Route 714 New Barnet - St Albans - Luton Airport - Luton". Metroline. Archived from the original on 2015-05-31. Retrieved 2015-06-30.

External links[edit]

Media related to New Barnet at Wikimedia Commons