Block Management High Barnet
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in High Barnet .
History of High Barnet
High Barnet is a suburban market town in north London, in the borough of Barnet. It is 10.2 miles from the centre of London. The original name Barnet is derived from Old English, baernet: "the land cleared by burning." This was the clearing of land in an area that was once densely forested. The town's name was recorded as Barneto in c. 1070, Barnet in 1197 and La Barnette in 1248.
In Saxon times, the area was part of a large wood called Southaw. This belonged to the Abbey of St. Albans. Because Barnet had an elevated position, this is indicated in the name "High Barnet", which is shown in many old books and maps. However, it is also referred to as Chipping Barnet, as this was the place of the traditional market. In 1199, King John, (r. 1199-1216), issued a Charter for a Market at Barnet, to the Lord of the Manor, the Abbot of St. Albans, John de Cella. This charter is one of the oldest recorded for a market; and the renowned Barnet Market remains to this day.
In 1471, the Battle of Barnet took place; and Yorkist troops led by King Edward IV (r. 1461-1570, and 1471-1483), killed the rebellious "Kingmaker", Richard Neville Earl of Warwick, and Warwick's brother, John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu. This was an important battle of the Wars of the Roses. Barnet Hill is thought to be the hill mentioned in the nursery rhyme, "The Grand Old Duke of York". This site also held a horse fair: in 1588, Queen Elizabeth I, (r. 1558-1603), granted a charter to the Lord of the Manor of Barnet, to hold a twice yearly fair. This was since the connection to the rhyming slang "Barnet Fair" or "barnet" for "hair".
In 1872, during the reign of Queen Victoria, (r. 1837-1901), High Barnet station was opened by the Great Northern Railway, on the original site of the Barnet Faire. It was the terminus of the branch of a line that ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware, via Highgate. In 1940, High Barnet station was opened as the new terminus of the Northern Line, on the London Underground.
At the end of the 19th century, the original railway station led to the building of a few suburban villas. However, most of Chipping Barnet was developed in the 1920s and 1930s. Green belt legislation after World War II, (1939-1945), restricted further building in the area.
Chipping Barnet was originally a civil parish of Hertfordshire, and from 1894, was part of the Barnet Urban District. It was not until 1965, that High Barnet was transferred to Greater London, as the London Borough of Barnet.
In 1801, the parish had a population of 1,258, and by 1901, the population was 2,893. In 1951, the population was 7,062; however, in 2022, Barnet's population is 405,358.
New developments in High Barnet
1newhomes have on offer Brook Valley Gardens, Hera Avenue, High Barnet, London, EN5. The development consists of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. The average for a two bedroom apartment starts at £490,000.
Brook Valley Gardens is a new and desirable place for moden living. All residents have the benefit of private outside space to every home. All apartments are built to a high specification. A special offer is Hyper Optic Broadband, for the first 3 months, free.
Kitchens are contemporary in style, with laminate worktops and laminate splashbacks behind the hob. There is under-cupboard LED lighting, below wall units. Oven and microwave are installed, there is integrated extractor fan, integrated firdge/freezer and dishwasher and freestanding Zanussi washer/dryer in the utility cupboard. Bathrooms and en-suites have white Roca sanitaryware, with chrome mixer taps. There is a thermostatic shower mixer, semi-recessed hand basin, shaver socket and fixed wall-mounted shower and enclosure with door. The WC has chrome flush controller, and there is a heated chrome towel rail. Wall tiling is Saloni.
Master bedrooms have a fitted double wardrobe with one mirrored door. Throughout the apartments, internal doors are painted white, skirting architraves and staircase are painted in white satin. Walls and ceilings throughout, are painted in brilliant white. There are carpets to all bedrooms and landings in houses. The kitchen, hallway, bathroom, en-suite and dining/living room, all have Amtico Spacia flooring.
Near the development, there is plenty of green outside space; and a good choice of shops, bars, cafes and museums, to visit.
The nearest station is High Barnet, Underground, 0.6 miles away. New Barnet, National Rail, is 1.3 miles away.
1newhomes have on offer Lightfield, High Street, High Barnet, London, EN5. This is a collection of 8 townhouses and 50 apartments.
Currently, one bedroom apartments start at £395,000; two bedrooms apartments start at £550,000. Three bedroom apartments are sold out; and four bedroom apartments start at £995,000.
All residents have the benefit of open-plan living space, contemporary kitchens with integrated appliances, and allocated parking.
The development is close to local restaurants, cafes and shops, including The Spires Shopping Centre. There are golf clubs in the area, including The Shire London and Trent Park Golf Club. Barnet Park and Barnet Church Garden are a short walk away.
The nearest station is High Barnet, Underground, 0.5 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about High Barnet
I went to The Shire London, Golf Club, with some friends. It was a great experience to play; and the golf course had lovely views. It was good to have lunch and drinks afterwards, at the clubhouse.
Things to do in High Barnet
The Shire London, Golf Club, St. Albans Road, Barnet, EN5, was designed and inspired by Severiano Ballesteros, a renowned Spanish golfer, (1957-2011). It is unique, as it is the only golf course designed by Seve Ballasteros, in England. The golf course has multiple tee positions to suit all abilities, and has spectacular views, with over 10,000 mature trees. There is an 18-hole Seve Ballesteros, Masters Course; and membership is offered, both on individual and corporate basis. Instructors are available for all abilities; and there are Golf Day packages, including a meal, for companies, golf societies, or groups of friends. The clubhouse has a bar and restaurant, and there is a gym and golf shop. The club offers functions: weddings, events, celebrations, conferences and meetings.
High Barnet - Cultural Scene
Prince of Wales Pub, 2 Church Hill Road, East Barnet, EN5, has a good selection of food: starters and small plates, chicken, burgers, sharers and lunch bites. "Favourites" include pies, fish and a good variety of classics, such as lasagne, sausage and mash, chicken tikka masala, and many more. Grills include steaks and mixed grill, and sides include fries and vegetables; and there is a good traditional dessert menu. The pub offers a kids menu; and pre-booked menus include a set menu, buffet, including lunch and vegan buffet; and drinks menu includes spirits and cocktails. The wine menu features champagne, prosecco, white wine, red wine and rose. There are Christmas menus, for festive food and drinks. The pub shows televised football and horse raising.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in High Barnet
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Winkworth - 35 High Street, Chipping Barnet, Barnet EN5 5UW
Chancellors - Exchange Buildings, 1 High Street, Barnet EN5 5SY
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