Totteridge Common today consists of grass and woodland, and has a series of old ponds, probably dug for gravel extraction. Although housing development accelerated after the arrival of the railway at Barnet, Totteridge retained its rural aspect due to Green Belt legislation and local pressure. Today it consists of grass and woodland and has a series of old ponds, probably dug for gravel extraction.
By the C13th the manor belonged to the Bishopric of Ely and Totteridge was a hamlet. From the C17th and C18th the area, with its fine views and relative proximity to London, gradually attracted wealthy people who built houses here. Totteridge Common was enclosed in the C18th.
Visitor FacilitiesOpening is unrestricted.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsOpening is unrestricted.
DirectionsTube: Totteridge & Whetstone (Northern) then bus. Bus 251.
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