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Mill Hill Village Green

Mill Hill Village Green, Pond and Methodist Chapel, September 2000. Photo: S Williams

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When the windmill further to the west along the Ridgeway ceased operating in the late C14th, the houses at the top of Milespit Hill became the centre of the hamlet of Mill Hill, due to the location on this important route to Hendon. However it was not referred to as a village until the mid C19th. The village green is an informal area of grass with two ponds. The Nicholl's Almshouses of 1696 face onto it as do a number of C18th and C19th properties including the former Methodist Chapel. The High Street was once part of The Ridgeway but in 1793 the main road was routed slightly further north in order to bypass the village.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Milespit Hill/High Street
Postcode: NW7 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Listed structures: LBII: The Welches, 1 & 2 Hillside Cottages, Parkfield Cottages, Nicholl's Almshouses
Borough: Barnet
Site ownership: LB Barnet
Site management: Leisure and Youth Services, Green Spaces Division
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Mill Hill East (Northern) then bus. Bus: 240.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

The site of the windmill is now The Mill Field (q.v.). Facing the Green are C18th and C19th properties such as The Welches, Hillside, Parkfield Cottages, and the former Methodist chapel.

Sources consulted:

Mill Hill Conservation Area Character Appraisal; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England: London 4: North' (Penguin, 1998)
Grid ref: TQ228924
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Mill Hill
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: Yes
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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