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The junction of Oakleigh Park South and Oakleigh Avenue
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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.
Primary schools in Oakleigh Park include:
- All Saints
- Sacred Heart
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.
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.
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