Oakleigh Park

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Oakleigh Park
Hertfordshire, Middlesex
Oakleigh Park - geograph.org.uk - 392493.jpg
The junction of Oakleigh Park South
and Oakleigh Avenue
Grid reference: TQ265935
Location: 51°37’34"N, 0°10’18"W
Post town: London, Barnet
Postcode: N20, EN5
Dialling code: 020
Local Government
Council: Barnet
Chipping Barnet
The plaque to the memory of Noel Mellish VC in Oakleigh Park North with the associated bench and wreaths, April 2016.

Oakleigh Park is a Metropolitan neighbourhood on the borders of Hertfordshire and Middlesex. It adjoins Whetstone in Middlesex, and is often regarded either as part of that or of East Barnet in Hertfordshire. However it has its own identity and its own railway station, which fittingly lies on the county border.

The principal road is Oakleigh Road North. Turnings off this road include Oakleigh Park North, Oakleigh Avenue and Oakleigh Park South. There is also a small shopping parade on Netherlands Road just to the north of the railway station. The name is a relatively modern invention, the station being called that when it opened in 1873.

Notable residents

British Army chaplain Noel Mellish, recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions in rescuing wounded men during the First World War, was born at Trenabie House, in Oakleigh Park North, in 1880. The house no longer exists but in March 2016 a plaque was installed nearby in a ceremony attended by Mellish's daughter Claire.[1]

Transport links


Transport for London bus route 383 stops directly outside Oakleigh Park railway station, as well as operating a Hail and Ride service along Netherlands Road and Oakleigh Park North/Athenaeum Road. Buses run towards Barnet (the Spires) or towards Woodside Park tube station, every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays except late evenings. There is currently no service on this route on Sundays or public holidays.

Railway station

  • Oakleigh Park railway station

Tube station




  • All Saints
  • Sacred Heart


("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Oakleigh Park)
  1. Victoria Cross recipient honoured. Nick Griffin, Barnet Council, 24 March 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
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