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Mill Hill Village Green Barnet

Summary

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.

Basic Details

Site location:
Milespit Hill/High Street

Postcode:
NW7 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):

Designer(s):

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:

Facilities:

Events:

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. www.barnet.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ228924

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

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:
No

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:
None

Mill Hill Village Green

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

Click photo to enlarge.

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)

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