Station Road, Edgware; facing North.
Edgware shown within Greater London
OS grid reference - Charing Cross 10 mi (16 km) SE London borough Barnet Harrow Ceremonial county Greater London Region London Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town EDGWARE Postcode district HA8 Post town EDGWARE Postcode district HA8 Dialling code 020 Police Metropolitan Fire London Ambulance London EU Parliament London UK Parliament Hendon London Assembly Barnet and Camden Brent and Harrow List of places: UK • England • London
Edgware is an area in London, situated 10 miles (16.1 km) north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of both the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Harrow. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.
It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, a library, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).
Edgware (parish) population 1881 816 1891 864 1901 868 1911 1,233 1921 1,516 Absorbed by Hendon parish ► source: UK census
Edgware was an ancient hamlet in the county of Middlesex. Edgware is a Saxon name meaning Ecgi's weir. Ecgi was a Saxon and the weir relates to a pond where Ecgi's people would catch fish. The Edgware parish formed part of Hendon Rural District from 1894. It was abolished in 1931 and formed part of the Municipal Borough of Hendon until 1965. The Romans made pottery at Brockley Hill, and is thought by some to be the site of Sulloniacis. Canons Park, to the north-west, was developed as an estate by James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos and was the site of his great palace Canons.
Edgware was associated with the highwayman Dick Turpin—it was the infamous scene of his worst incident, which happened on 4 February 1735, when five gang members, including Turpin, broke into a farmhouse owned by Joseph Lawrence, called Earlsbury Farm. Lawrence was at least 70 (so considered fairly old) and yet Turpin et al. beat him with their pistols and tortured him by setting him on fire whilst naked. While this was going on, the leader of the gang took a servant girl upstairs and raped her.
Edgware is a post town within the HA postcode area. It extends into the London Borough of Harrow to include Canons Park and Little Stanmore and into the London Borough of Brent to include part of Queensbury.
Neighbouring areas Bushey Elstree Borehamwood Stanmore Mill Hill Edgware Queensbury Burnt Oak Colindale
Nearby tube stations
London Buses serving Edgware are: routes 32, 79, 107, 113, 142, 186, 204, 221, 240, 251, 288, 292, 303, 305 and 340, including night-routes N5 and N16. Most of them terminate at Edgware's local bus station, with some calling there. There are also two Uno buses serving the area; routes 614 and 644.
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- The London Academy
- Edgware Jewish Preparatory School
- Holland House School
- Broadfields Primary School
- Deansbrook Primary School
- North London Collegiate School
- Rosh Pinah Primary School
- Edgware Junior School
- ^ Mayor of London (February 2008). "London Plan (Consolidated with Alterations since 2004)". Greater London Authority. http://www.london.gov.uk/thelondonplan/docs/londonplan08.pdf.
- ^ Vision of Britain - Hendon Rural District
- ^ Vision of Britain - Edgware parish
- ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide (2004)
- ^ Milmo, Cahal (Saturday, 3 August 2002). "Britain's first 'eruv' enclave for Jews divides local opinion". London: The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britains-first-eruv-enclave-for-jews-divides-local-opinion-638639.html. Retrieved 2009-02-26.
- ^ "see Barnet Census Profile" (PDF). http://www.barnet.gov.uk/census-profile-edgware.pdf. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- ^ "The Edgware Eruv". The Edgware Eruv. 2006-10-17. http://www.edgwareeruv.org. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
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