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Friern Barnet, Middlesex

Historical Description

Friern Barnet, a parish in Middlesex, 1½ mile W of Southgate, and 3 miles SSE of Barnet. It contains the hamlet of Colney Hatch, and part of the village of Whetstone. Acreage, 1304; population (including the asylum) 9173. The parish is governed by a local board of health, formed in 1883, consisting of 9 members, and contains the Colney Hatch Asylum. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London; net yearly value, £200 with 8 acres of glebe. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's. The church was restored in 1853. Walker, the author of the "Pronouncing Dictionary," was a native, and Judge Popham a resident. See also COLNEY HATCH and OAKLEIGH PARK.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishFryern Barnet St. James 
Poor Law unionBarnet 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Friern Barnet from the following:

Land and Property

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

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Colney Hatch
CountyGreater London
Postal districtN12
Post TownLondon