Conservation Areas in the SDCV Area

Abbotshall Avenue

Abbotshall Avenue Conservation Area was designated in 2008.  


The Conservation Area consists of numbers 1-17 (odd) Abbotshall Avenue, a group of five detached and four semi-detached 1930s “moderne” style houses.

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Hadley Wood

Hadley Wood was designated as a conservation area in 1989.

It is a planned suburb, an estate of substantial red brick detached and semi-detached houses, built in two phases between 1885 and 1914.


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The Highlands Conservation Area was designated in 1986.


It originally comprised the site of two late-19th century former isolation hospitals: Highlands, now converted into flats, and South Lodge, which has since been demolished and replaced by modern residential and retail development. 


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Lakes Estate

The Lakes Conservation Area was designated in 2010.

The Lakes Estate is a dense residential area, with a simple road layout consisting principally of a series of roughly parallel streets running southwards from the historic Fox Lane towards Alderman’s Hill. The houses are mostly closely-spaced Edwardian semi-detached pairs with some small terraces.

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Meadway Conservation Area was designated in November 2008.

The Conservation Area forms a quiet residential enclave of linked roads, announced on Southgate High Street by twin curved terraces of single storey shops acting as a gateway to the area (these are within the Southgate Green Conservation Area). The planning, layout and architectural style are clearly influenced by the Arts and Crafts and Garden Suburbs movements.


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Southgate Circus

Southgate Circus Conservation Area was designated in 2008.

The Conservation Area focuses on the Underground station and its associated transport interchange and shopping parades. Most of the area was developed or re-developed in the 1930s, with the cylindrical modernist booking hall and its associated concourse and curved shopping parade in strong contrast to the more conventional surrounding 1930s parades in either semi-classical or mock-vernacular designs. There are also a few late 19th century buildings.


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Southgate Green

The Conservation Area was designated in 1968, extended to include the Walker Cricket Ground and Southgate Cemetery in 1994 and extended again to include nos.1-21 Cannon Road (to the east of Cannon Hill on the north side of Cannon Road) in 2008.

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Trent Park

The Trent Park conservation area was designated as a conservation area in 1973 and extended to include Cockfosters Cottages in 1990 and the area around Chalk Lane in 1993.


The Conservation Area is focused on Trent Park House (the mansion) and its estate. Such estates were once common around London in the 18th and 19th centuries as convenient weekend retreats for businessmen and politicians. The Trent Park estate unusually has survived in single ownership and is largely undeveloped.


Most of the northern half of the Conservation Area is included on the English Heritage Register of Historic and Garden Parks and Gardens at grade II.


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Winchmore Hill & Vicars Moor Lane

Winchmore Hill Green was designated as a conservation area in 1968 and extended in 1974. It was extended in 2009 to include part of Station Road.­

The Winchmore Hill Green Conservation Area covers the historic village centre, now encircled by an extensive residential suburb except to the west, which borders Grovelands Park. The Conservation Area also includes the Railway Bridge and station, and the shopping parades on the south side of Station Road, opposite the station.­

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Vicars Moor Lane Conservation Area was designated in 1970 and consists of a group of early to late-19th century properties on the north side of a residential street lying slightly to the north of the village centre and separated from Winchmore Hill Green by a belt of interwar housing.­

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