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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Friern Barnet Road
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Friern Barnet Road

I've acquired a small number of photos from, I think, the 1880's. Caption to this reads "Old cottage opp. St. John's Church". It is shown on an old O.S. map (Godfrey Ed. of 1898). It's pretty dilapidated here, but I wonder if it predates both the church (1889) and the grammar school (1884)? Any comments greatly appreciated.
Picture added on 30 May 2014 at 09:31
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It looks Gothick revival to me, so about 1800
Added by J H on 30 May 2014
Wonder if it was an old toll house?
Added by Born in FB on 30 May 2014
I think this is "The Cottage" shown in Kelly 1892 occupied by Thos Carter. Typical Victorian Gothick. The roof is of slate which would have come on the railway, so not earlier than about 1850.
Added by J H on 01 June 2014
Thanks everyone for your input on this picture. I understand there was a temporary structure on the site of the school, serving as both school and church, could this be it do you think? Bob
Added by Robert Carter on 03 June 2014
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