New Southgate

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New Southgate
Middlesex, Hertfordshire
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Christ Church, a Baptist and United Reformed Church
Grid reference: TQ286922
Location: 51°36’49"N, 0°8’31"W
Post town: London
Postcode: N11
Dialling code: 020
Local Government
Council: Barnet, Enfield
Chipping Barnet
Enfield Southgate

New Southgate is a residential suburb in northern Middlesex and southern Hertfordshire. It forms part of the metropolitan conurbation spreading out from London. The postcode area N11 – which includes parts of Arnos Grove, Bounds Green and Friern Barnet, as well as New Southgate – is often still referred to simply as New Southgate, as in the original alphabetical listing of North London postal areas.


The area is served by New Southgate railway station and Arnos Grove tube station. It is also served by a multitude of buses in all directions, including the primary route A406 North Circular Road. A spur of Crossrail 2 is planned to terminate at New Southgate.


Much of New Southgate was once the hamlet of Betstile,[1] which lay at the apex of the parishes of Friern Barnet (Middlesex), Edmonton (Middlesex) and East Barnet (Hertfordshire). The name was resurrected in the early 20th century with Betstyle Road and later Betstyle Circus (just south of the parish tri-point and county border). The more southerly part of the area was known as Colney Hatch Park, but local residents began objecting to being associated with the famous Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, which lay just inside the neighbouring parish of Friern Barnet, so the name New Southgate was adopted.

Notable locals

New Southgate was home to Jerome K Jerome, writer of "Three Men in a Boat". He is commemorated here with a statue of a boat and a mosaic of a dog on the New Southgate Millennium Green on Station Road.


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