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All Saints' Friern Barnet Barnet

All Saints' Friern Barnet

All Saints' Church, Garden. September 2000. Photo: S. Williams

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All Saints' Church was founded in 1881 by John Miles of The Manor, Friern Barnet, whose son Henry was the first Vicar and was involved in creating the elaborate interior decoration of the church. The church is surrounded by a neat garden, with grass, flower and shrub beds, paved areas and seats, including a memorial garden made for Olive Mary Miles (d.1959). A War Memorial stands at the junction of two roads adjacent to the church.
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Site location: Oakleigh Road North/Myddelton Road, Friern Barnet
Postcode: N20 9JU
Type of site: Churchyard 
Date(s): Church: 1882; 1960s garden
Listed structures: LBII: All Saints' Church
Borough: Barnet
Site ownership: Diocese of London
Site management: Church
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Totteridge & Whetstone (Northern) then bus. Bus 34, 251, 125.
All Saints' Church. September 2000. Photo: S. Williams
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All Saints' Church, Garden. September 2000. Photo: S. Williams
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/09/2000
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Fuller information:

All Saints' Church is a flint-faced building with a fine stone spire designed by Joseph Clarke. It was founded in 1881 by John Miles of The Manor, Friern Barnet. Miles' son Henry became the first Vicar and he, together with S. Gambier-Parry, devised the elaborate interior decoration carried out between the 1880s and 1920s that can still be seen in the church today. The church is surrounded by landscaping, including a garden created in memory of Olive Mary Miles (1884-1959) 'who loved and worked for the children of this parish' according to the inscription on wooden gate to the side of the church. The church garden has paving, lawn, geometric-shaped flower beds and seating to the side of the building, with grass at the front and the area adjacent to Myddelton Road, and a War Memorial at the road junction. At the back of the church, leading to the garden, again grassed, with a row of lime trees.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 4: North (Penguin, 1998)
Grid ref: TQ227939
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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