History

Hadley Wood

History


Chipping Barnet began as a settlement around a fork in the road running north out of London (where the High Street meets Wood Street today).

Baernet is thought to mean a place cleared by burning. Arkley and Hadley, to the west and north, may have included settlements that predate Chipping Barnet as they appear in a rare boundary description from 1005.

Little is known of the town of Barnet before King John granted a Charter to the Lord of the Manor on 23 August 1199 for a market to be held here once a week.