Oakleigh Park

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Oakleigh Park
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The junction of Oakleigh Park South and Oakleigh Avenue
Oakleigh Park is located in Greater London
Oakleigh Park
Oakleigh Park
 Oakleigh Park shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ265935
London borough Barnet
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district N20, EN5
Dialling code 020
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Coordinates: 51°37′34″N 0°10′18″W / 51.6260°N 0.1716°W / 51.6260; -0.1716

The plaque to the memory of Noel Mellish VC in Oakleigh Park North with the associated bench and wreaths, April 2016.

Oakleigh Park is a loosely defined area in the north of the London Borough of Barnet. It adjoins Whetstone, and is often regarded either as part of that or of East Barnet. However it has its own identity and its own railway station.

The principal road is Oakleigh Road North. Turnings off this road include Oakleigh Park North, Oakleigh Avenue and Oakleigh Park South. There is also a small shopping parade on Netherlands Road just to the north of the railway station. The name is a relatively modern invention, the station being called that when it opened in 1873.

Notable residents[edit]

British Army chaplain Noel Mellish, recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions in rescuing wounded men during the First World War, was born at Trenabie House, in Oakleigh Park North, in 1880. The house no longer exists but in March 2016 a plaque was installed nearby in a ceremony attended by Mellish's daughter Claire.[1]

Transport links[edit]

Bus[edit]

Transport for London bus route 383 stops directly outside Oakleigh Park railway station, as well as operating a Hail and Ride service along Netherlands Road and Oakleigh Park North/Athenaeum Road. Buses run towards Barnet (the Spires) or towards Woodside Park tube station, every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays except late evenings. There is currently no service on this route on Sundays or public holidays.

Railway station[edit]

Tube station[edit]

Nearby:

Schools[edit]

Primary[edit]

  • All Saints
  • Sacred Heart

Geography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victoria Cross recipient honoured. Nick Griffin, London Borough of Barnet, 24 March 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Oakleigh Park at Wikimedia Commons