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Brief description of site

At the park's highest point is a large bronze statue of The Peacemaker, donated by Sidney Simmons JP and dedicated to Edward VII, who had died just before the new park was due to be officially opened. The park was laid out with bowling green and pavilion, tennis courts, putting green and playground, with more formal gardens around the house, now a café.

Brief history of site

Friary Park is on land formerly around The Friary/Friern House, built in the 19th century. The site was acquired in 1909 and opened as a public park in 1910.

Location information:

Address: Friern Barnet Lane/Torrington Park/Friary Road, Friern Barnet, N12 9PD

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Barnet

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ272927
Latitude: 51.6188 Longitude: -0.164083

Directions:

Tube: Totteridge & Whetstone (Northern) then bus. Bus: 134, 234, 383, 634

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1909 to 1910

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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