Totteridge

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Totteridge
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Borough:Barnet
County:Greater London
Region:Greater London
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Greater London
Traditional County:Hertfordshire
Post Office and Telephone
Post town:LONDON
Postcode:N20
Dialling Code:020

Totteridge is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. It was in Hertfordshire until the creation of Greater London in 1965.

The boundary to the north and east is the Dollis Brook and the boundary to the south is that river's tributary, the Folly Brook. While these rivers define the parish and the area covered by the residents' association, the southern part of the area (with postcode N12 rather than N20) is generally regarded as being in Woodside Park.

The main road is the A5109, which runs roughly east-west. The western part is called Totteridge Common, the central part by the village green is called Totteridge Village and the eastern part is called Totteridge Lane; the Lane continues into Whetstone, terminating at its junction with High Road Whetstone. At the western end of Totteridge Common is a set of traffic lights; the road to the north from these lights, Hendon Wood Lane, is just to the west of the western boundary.

Totteridge Village itself has many spacious detached properties in a rural setting that are highly valued - some of the most expensive houses in London. Thus its past and present residents include the rich and famous, such as Frankie Vaughan and many top footballers. More modest housing predominates at the eastern end of Totteridge.

A famous person born in Totteridge was Henry Edward Cardinal Manning. His biographer Lytton Strachey lived near the house where he was born.

The name is a corruption of "Tatta's Ridge", Tatta presumably being a local Anglo-Saxon notable. The ridge is the gigh ground between the valleys of the Dollis Brook and Folly Brook.

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Internet Links: Totteridge Residents Association (http://www.totteridgeresidents.org/)

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