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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Friern Barnet Town Hall
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
Friern Barnet Town Hall

A nearly complete new Town Hall is behind The Priory, the former offices of Friern Barnet Urban District Council (photo courtesy of Barnet Local Studies & Archives)
Picture added on 23 February 2013 at 14:18
Comments:
Wonderful historic photos you have. When was the Priory demolished?
Added by Peter Lapper on 18 August 2015
Work on building the new Town Hall began in October 1938 and the first Council meeting was held on 17 April 1941, with the staff moving in on 16 January 1941. As can be seen in the above photograph, the semi-circular design allowed for it to be built around the old Priory building
Added by David Berguer, Chairman on 19 August 2015
The staff did not have far to go into the new building, just a short walk away !
Added by Peter Lapper on 19 August 2015
My great grandparents owned the Priory in the late 1800s - Alexander and Constance Taylor. He died in 1900. I'm told their garden was 5 acres! I have a few early photos of the house. Any more information on that period would be appreciated.
Added by James Godwin on 26 February 2017
Very interesting photo, no buses in this one shame. Thank you.
Added by Peter Lapper snr on 28 February 2017
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