“Mill Hill’s proximity to the city of London made it popular as a country retreat from the 17th century onwards, and large houses and quaint cottages were constructed, many of which still remain.”
The earliest record of Mill Hill (or ‘Myllehill’) is dated 1547. The name appears to mean the ‘hill with a windmill’. In a building adjacent to the ‘Mill Field’ at the northern extent of The Ridgeway, the workings of the original Mill can be found. Mill Hill village is the oldest known inhabited part of the district, a ribbon development along the medieval route called ‘The Ridgeway’. Mill Hill’s proximity to the city of London made it popular as a country retreat from the 17th century onwards, and large houses and quaint cottages were constructed, many of which still remain.
One of these large houses was Lowood House which was originally constructed in 1876, with some additions made in more recent times. In 1965 a detached garage was constructed within the curtilage, and in 1989 a two storey rear extension was added. Lowood House is one of a number of detached properties situated in Partingdale Lane off of The Ridgeway. Although Lowood House is not a listed building, further along Partingdale Lane are the “picturesque stuccoed agglomeration” of Partingdale Manor, a well-preserved war room bunker of early 1950s construction now a private home known as Seafield House, and Manor End a generous property set in a ¾ acre plot. These three buildings are all grade II listed. Nearby is a Neo-Jacobean mansion called Nether Court (early 1880s, by Percy Stone) which is now the clubhouse at Finchley golf course.
Lowood House is located half a mile from Mill Hill East underground station with a walking time of some 12 minutes. For rainy days, the number 240 bus passes outside Lowood House and takes just two minutes to reach Mill Hill East station travelling south, with Mill Hill Broadway and a connection to Thameslink around 20 minutes away in a northerly direction.
Easy access to principal routes
From Mill Hill East Underground:
Euston: 21 mins
King’s Cross & St Pancras: 24 mins
Charing Cross: 28 mins
Waterloo: 31 mins
Victoria: 32 mins
Liverpool Street: 37 mins
Typical travel time to London airports
London City: 39mins
*Using TFL Journey Planner & Google Maps
Gas, Electric and Water services are all connected.
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London Borough of Barnet
North London Business Park (NLBP)
Oakleigh Road South
London N11 1NP
Tel: 0208 359 2000
Within two miles can be found ten schools rated ‘Good’ and seven schools rated ‘Outstanding’ according to Ofsted reports.