Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"FRIERN BARNET, (or Fryern Barnet) a parish and small village in the Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, in the county of Middlesex, 8 miles to the N. of London, and a short distance from the Colney Hatch and Southgate station, on the Great Northern railway. " (There is more of this description). "COLNEY HATCH, a hamlet in the parish of Friern Barnet, in the Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, in the county of Middlesex, 1 mile N.E. of Finchley, and 3 miles S.E. of Chipping Barnet. It is a station on the Great Northern railway. Many pleasant villas have recently been built, and there is a good hotel. Here is the Pauper Lunatic Asylum for the county of Middlesex, designed to accommodate 1,000 patients. It was built in 1850, after designs by S. Daukes, and has a frontage of 1,884 feet." "WHETSTONE, a hamlet and chapelry in the parishes of Friern Barnet and Finchley, county Middlesex, 2 miles S. of Barnet, 8½ N.W. of London, and 2 from Colney Hatch station on the Great Northern railway. The village is situated on the high road to St. Alban's, and within the N. metropolitan postal district. The living is a perpetual cur. in the diocese of London, value £170, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. John. The Independents have a chapel. There are National and infant schools."
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