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Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

History

{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; font-size:85%; margin-right:15px;"
|+'''Edgware (parish) population'''
|-
! style="text-align:center;"| 1881
| style="text-align:center;"| 816
|-
! style="text-align:center;"| 1891
| style="text-align:center;"| 864
|-
! style="text-align:center;"| 1901
| style="text-align:center;"| 868
|-
! style="text-align:center;"| 1911
| style="text-align:center;"| 1,233
|-
! style="text-align:center;"| 1921
| style="text-align:center;"| 1,516
|-
| colspan=2| Absorbed by Hendon parish Hendon
|-
| colspan="2" style="font-size:smaller; text-align:center;"|source: Census#United Kingdom
|}

Edgware was an ancient hamlet in the county of Middlesex. Edgware is a Old English language name meaning Ecgi's weir. Ecgi was a Saxon and the weir relates to a pond where Ecgi's people would catch fish. The Edgware parish formed part of Hendon Rural District from 1894.Vision of Britain - [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10025874&c_id=10001043 Hendon Rural District] It was abolished in 1931 and formed part of the Municipal Borough of Hendon until 1965.Vision of Britain - [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10218457 Edgware parish] The Roman Empire made pottery at Brockley Hill, and is thought by some to be the site of Sulloniacis. Canons Park, to the north-west, was developed as an estate by James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos and was the site of his great palace Cannons (house). Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

Geography

Edgware is a post town within the HA postcode area.Royal Mail, ''Address Management Guide'' (2004)

{{Geographic Location
|title = '''Neighbouring areas'''
|Northwest = Bushey
|North = Elstree
|Northeast = Borehamwood
|West = Stanmore
|Centre = Edgware
|East = Mill Hill
|Southwest = Queensbury, London
|South = Burnt Oak
|Southeast = Colindale
}} Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

Demography

Menorah (Hanukkah) outside Edgware tube station, 2006]]

Edgware is one of the major Jewish enclaves within London. In the 2001 Census, 36% of Edgware residents give their religion as Jewish, 28% Christian, 9% Hindu and 5% Muslim. The Jewish community in Edgware has constructed its own Eruv. Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

Transport

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Tube

Stations in the area are:

* Edgware tube station (Northern Line)

Buses

London Buses serving Edgware are:

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|London Buses route 32
|Edgware
|Kilburn Park
|Metroline
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|London Buses route 79
|Edgware
|Alperton
|Metroline
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|London Buses route 107
|Edgware
|New Barnet
|Metroline
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|London Buses route 113
|Edgware
|Marble Arch
|Metroline
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|London Buses route 142
|Brent Cross
|Watford Junction
|Arriva Shires & Essex
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|London Buses route 186
|Northwick Park Hospital
|Brent Cross
|Metroline
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|London Buses route 204
|Edgware
|Sudbury, London
|Metroline
|-
|London Buses route 221
|Edgware
|Turnpike Lane tube station
|Arriva London
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|London Buses route 240
|Edgware
|Golders Green
|Metroline
|-
|London Buses route 251
|Edgware
|Arnos Grove
|London Sovereign
|-
|London Buses route 288
|Broadfields Estate
|Queensbury, London
|Arriva Shires & Essex
|-
|London Buses route 292
|Borehamwood
|Colindale
|London Sovereign
|-
|London Buses route 303
|Edgware
|Colindale
|Arriva Shires & Essex
|-
|London Buses route 305
|Edgware
|Colindale
|Arriva Shires & Essex
|-
|London Buses route 340
|Edgware
|Harrow, London
|Arriva Shires & Essex
|-
|London Buses route 606
|Queensbury, London
|The Totteridge Academy
|Metroline
|-
|London Buses route 642
|West Hendon
|Stanmore
|Arriva Shires & Essex
|-
|London Buses route 688
|Southgate, London
|Kingsbury ''JFS''
|Sullivan Buses
|-
|London Buses route N5
|Edgware
|Trafalgar Square
|Metroline
|-
|London Buses route N16
|Edgware
|Victoria, London
|Metroline
|-
|London Buses route N113
|Edgware
|Trafalgar Square
|Metroline
|-
|Uno buses route 614 (A non TFL route)
|Hatfield, Hertfordshire
|Queensbury, London
|Uno (bus company)
|-
|Uno buses route 644 (A non TFL route)
|Hatfield, Hertfordshire
|Wembley Park
|Uno (bus company)
|} Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

Notable people

* Eleanor Bron — actress
* Max Bygraves — singer and actor
* Antony Costa — singer from boy band Blue (boy band)
* Charlotte McDonagh — actor/television presenter/Model (person) and singer
* Shirley Eaton — actor
* Vanessa Feltz — TV/radio presenter
* Dayan Michoel Fisher — Emeritus Principal Rabbi of the Federation of Synagogues
* George Frideric Handel — composer
* Angharad Rees — actress
* Pat Sharp — disc jockey and television presenter
* Ben Strevens — footballer currently playing for Wycombe Wanderers F.C.
* Frank Williams (actor) — actor, most notable role: the vicar in Dad's Army
* John Bercow — The current Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom) and MP for Buckingham
* Nicolas Anelka — football player, when playing for Arsenal F.C.
* Jane March — actress
* Mitchell Symons — journalist and author
* Barry Norman — television presenter and author
* Christopher Wreh — former Arsenal football player
* Victor Feldman — jazz pianist
* Patrick Vieira — former Arsenal football player
* Archie Panjabi — Emmy Award winning actress, currently portraying Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife (TV series)
* Ciaran Hosty — actor
* Sajith Sekaran — actor
* Altaf Hussain Chief and founder of Pakistan's MQM Party. Resident since 1992. Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

Education

*The London Academy
*Edgware Jewish Preparatory School
*Holland House School
*Broadfields Primary School
*Deansbrook Primary School
*North London Collegiate School
*Rosh Pinah Primary School
*Edgware Junior School
*Canons High School Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

Gallery

St Margaret of Antioch Edgware.jpg|St Margaret of Antioch church
The Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Edgware - geograph.org.uk - 251412.jpg|The Broadwalk shopping centre, located in the town centre. It was opened in the 1990s.
Edgware, A41 Edgware Way - geograph.org.uk - 92105.jpg|A41 Edgware Way, located north from Edgware town centre. View from Edgwarebury Lane footbridge.
Edgware, The Basin, Canons Park Estate - geograph.org.uk - 1418731.jpg|The Basin lake, located in Canons Drive to the west of Edgware. It is located in the borough of Harrow
Edgware Way Grassland.JPG|Grassland in Edgwarebury Park, taken from the A41 Edgware Way/Watford-by-Pass. This is the far north, rural area of Edgware.
File:Edgware, Former Great Northern Railway branch line - geograph.org.uk - 1421315.jpg|The former track of the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) line, which closed in 1964. View from Dean's Lane in the east of Edgware
Rose Garden Close, Edgware - geograph.org.uk - 255396.jpg|Rose Garden Close in western Edgware, near Canons Drive. This road consists of large suburban houses, near Lake Grove Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

References

Edgware is a town in London, situated north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, List of libraries in Barnet, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).

External links

*[http://www.barnet.gov.uk/census-profile-edgware.pdf Ward information]
*[http://committeepapers.barnet.gov.uk/democracy/council/ward.asp?intsectionid=9&wardid=8 Councillor information]




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Category:Districts of Barnet
Category:Major centres of London
Category:Post towns in the HA postcode area

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