Newlands, Barnet

An upmarket enclave in north-west Edgware, squeezed between the A5 and the A41 near the foot of Brockley Hill

Pipers Green Lane, beside Edgwarebury golf course
Pipers Green Lane, beside Edgwarebury golf course

The locality’s name may refer to land newly brought into agricultural use, perhaps in the early 16th century.

The open land of Newlands belongs to All Souls College, Oxford – as it has done for centuries – while the residential part consists of Pipers Green Lane and a handful of branching cul-de-sacs, accessed from Brockley Hill. Roman cremation burials were found in 1953 at Pipers Green Lane.

Most of the properties in Newlands are of the ‘luxury executive’ type, with some showy neo-Georgian frills, and some of the newest homes boast very substantial proportions. A couple of houses distinguish themselves by their pleasing use of weatherboarding. There’s a great deal of greenery everywhere.

Pipers Green Lane continues as a tree-lined footpath beside Edgwarebury golf course.

Postcode area: Edgware, HA8