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Chipping Barnet

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Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"CHIPPING BARNET, (or High Barnet) a parish and market town, chiefly in the hundred of Cashio, in the county of Hertford, but partly in the hundred of Edmonton, in the county of Middlesex, 11 miles to the N.E. of London, and 8 S. from Hatfield. " (There is more of this description).

"BENTLEY HEATH, (or Gladesmore) a hamlet near the village of Potter's Bar, in the parish of Chipping Barnet, in the hundred of Edmonton, and county of Middlesex, at a short distance from the great North road and Great Northern railway, about 3 miles from Barnet. An obelisk now marks the spot where the battle of Barnet was fought on this heath in 1471, in which the Earl of Warwick, the king-maker, was slain, and which settled Edward IV. on the throne. [This combines two texts from the 1868 gazetteer, one for Bentley Heath and one for Gladesmore. In 2003, battle is marked on map at Grid Ref. TQ247977, 1 mile South of Bentley Heath.]

"COCKFOSTERS, (or Cock Fosters)a hamlet in the parish of Chipping Barnet, hundred of Edmonton, in the county of Middlesex, 1½ mile E. of Barnet."


Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.

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