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Whetstone, Middlesex

Historical Description

Whetstone, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Finchley parish, Middlesex, 2 miles SSE of Barnet. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1836; it has a station on the G.N.R., a post, money order, and telegraph office under London, N, a police station, and a home for incurables. Population, 2522. There are several good residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London; gross value, £320 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of London. The church is a building of brick in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel with chantry and organ chamber, nave, N and S porches, and a bell-turret.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMiddlesex 
Poor Law unionBarnet 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whetstone from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Middlesex is online.


Online maps of Whetstone are available from a number of sites:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

North End (Whetstone)
CountyGreater London
Postal districtN20
Post TownLondon