Block Management Arnos Grove
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Arnos Grove .
History of Arnos Grove
Arnos Grove is situated to the north of London, in the borough of Enfield. It is 7.5 miles from the centre of London. In the 14th century, Armholt was a wood on the western borders of Southgate. Hence the origins of the first name. However, it was later called Arnolds and Arno's Grove. These estate names refer to a "grove or copse of the Arnold family". The Arnolds were local landowners, who are mentioned in documents, dating from the 14th century.
The Nuns of Clerkenwell owned Arnos Grove. However, King Henry VIII, (r. 1509-1547), dissolved their monastery. From 1536 to 1540, during the Reformation, over 800 monasteries were dissolved. As head of the Church of England, Henry VIII replaced the Pope, renounced Catholicism, and cut off from the Roman Catholic Church in Rome. He ruthlessly ordered the persecution of Roman Catholics. In doing so, he caused a bitter divide between Catholics and Protestants.
A Tudor manor house was built on the site, but was demolished in 1719. It is thought that James Colebrook was responsible for its demolition; and he built a mansion called Arnolds in Cannon Hill, Southgate. Locals called the estate Arno's. The next owner, Sir William Mayne, 1st Baron Newhaven, (1722-1794), renamed the estate Arnos Grove. Mayne was a British merchant and politician.
During the reign of George V, (r. 1910-1936), the estate was purchased in 1918, by Andrew Weir, 1st Baron Inverforth, (1865-1955). He created and headed the firm of Andrew Weir and Co. shipowners of Glasgow. Lord Inverforth aimed to develop the Arnos Grove area. He sold 44 acres of his estate to the Southgate Urban District Council, which created Arnos Park in 1928. Other parts were later sold off to property developers. The Arnos Grove mansion was sold in 1928, to the North Metropolitan Electricity Supply Company. The mansion was subsequently enlarged. It is now a desirable residential care home called Southgate Beaumont.
Until the 1930s, the area was largely rural. In 1932, Arnos Grove Underground station was opened, on the Piccadilly Line. This major step paved the way for suburbanisation, and by 1939, the area to the north of Arnos Grove was built up as the classy Minchenden estate. More recently, privately built flats have been added in the area. Today, Arnos Grove is a pleasant suburb, with plenty of open green space, and a good range of affordable homes.
New developments in Arnos Grove
One Housing Group have on offer Montmorency Park, 10 Lower Park Road, Arnos Grove, London, N11. This exciting new development has one, two and three bedroom flats, all on a Shared Ownership basis. There is one apartment remaining, reduced by £20,000 if reserved by 28th February 2023. The average for a two bedroom apartment is £480,000. All apartments are built to a high specification, are light and spacious, with balcony or terrace. External finish varies across the development. There is a resident lift to all floors.
The kitchen, living, dining area and hallway has wooden flooring. Bedrooms are carpeted; and the master bedroom has fitted slide and store wardrobes.
The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances, handleless and includes soft close drawers; composite stone worktops with up stands; smoked mirror splash back to hob area; under mounted stainless steel sink with mixer tap; task lighting under wall units; and built in waste bin to cupboard.
Connected Living London are proposing to transform the land adjacent to Arnos Grove Underground station. This is the most recognisable and cherished of Charles Holden's station designs. In 2011, the station was granted Grade II* status. Connected Living London propose to preserve and enhance the station setting, while also providing 162 homes, including 40% affordable housing. This will be suitable for key workers living or working in Enfield.
The development will encourage active travel by enhancing the stations' surroundings, including a public square, for the local community to enjoy. This will make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle in the area. New flexible commercial space will open out onto the newly created public space.
Connected Living London believe that a sustainable development means more than the environment. For example, the local economy will flourish, and quality of life will be improved. One example of the environment's improvement will be the transformation of car parks, to reduce congestion and improve air quality.
The homes are designed to reduce energy, water and waste consumption. For greening and landscaping, existing trees will be protected, and the policy will be to replace any being removed. High home quality will indicate good standards, for running costs, health and wellbeing.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Arnos Grove
With my friend, I visited Arnos Park in the summer. We enjoyed a game of tennis, and had a pleasant walk along Pymmes Brook.
Things to do in Arnos Grove
Arnos Park, 120 Morton Way, Arnos Grove, London, N14, has a grassy fields and some diverse woodland. The park is crossed by Pymmes Brook, named after a local landowner, between 1307-1327. The brook flows throughout the park. There is a large brick viaduct of 34 arches, and this is part of the Piccadilly Line. The park has a large childrens' playground, and several tennis courts.
Arnos Grove - Cultural Scene
The Arnos Arms, 338 Bowes Road, Arnos Grove, London, N11, is an independent pub. There are small plates and starters. Mains include beef burger and chips, fish and chips, sausage and mash, pan fried salmon, pork schnitzel, turkey and ham pie, butternut squash, kale and mushroom pie. All come with a good selection of sides. Desserts include sticky toffee pudding, chocolate brownie, bread and butter pudding, ice cream and sorbet. There is a daily menu, Sunday menu and kids' menu. Drinks include a craft range of beers and ciders, cocktails, gins and wines. The pub has a good choice of dining areas, indoors and outdoors. The pub has function rooms for birthdays, weddings, family events and celebrations. There are open mic evenings, and televised sports.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Arnos Grove
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