London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

Ancient Parish of East Barnet

Brunswick Park, East Barnet, Monkfrith, New Barnet, Oakleigh Park and Osidge are places in the Ancient Parish of East Barnet. Civil Parishes took over from Ancient Parishes in the 1860s, followed by Urban District Councils in 1894 and then London Boroughs in 1965. East Barnet now forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. The parish of East Barnet was originally in the county of Hertfordshire. Surrounding East Barnet are the Middlesex parishes of Monken Hadley, Enfield, Edmonton and Friern Barnet and the Hertfordshire parish of Chipping Barnet.

The Society has produced a Parish Guide to East Barnet and also Monumental Inscriptions of St Mary the Virgin

 

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

This 11th century church (which is the oldest surviving building in Barnet) was repaired and extended in the early seventeenth century and again in 1868. The tower was added in 1828 and the lych gate in 1872, although this was rebuilt in 1991.

Records of the parish of Saint Mary, East Barnet, including baptism registers (1553-1987); marriage registers (1582-1980) and burial registers (1568-1960) are at Hertfordshire Local Studies and Archives.

 

St Mary the Virgin, East barnet 780

 

St Mary East Barnet 780

 

St Mary 2 East Barnet 780

 

Holy Trinity, Lyonsdown Road, New Barnet

This church was built in 1864 and had its own parish (called Lyonsdown) some 5 years later, which was taken from that of Chipping Barnet.

Records of the parish of Holy Trinity, Lyonsdown, including baptism registers (1866-2007); marriage registers (1866-2007) and burial registers (1866-2007) are at Hertfordshire Local Studies and Archives.

 

Holy Trinity Lyonsdown Road

 

Holy Trinity Lyonsdown

 

St James, East Barnet Road, New Barnet

This started as a tin church in the parish of Lyonsdown, with a more permanent structure being completed in the early 20th century.

Records of the parish of St James, East Barnet Road, including baptism registers (1901-1957) and marriage registers (1911-1974) are at Hertfordshire Local Studies and Archives.

 

New Barnet St James from the front adj

 

New Barnet St James adj crop

 

St Martin Monkfrith, Brookside South

This church was built by subscription from local people as a chapel of ease to St Mary. It was sold to the Jewish community in 1965 and is now a nursery.

There do not appear to be any separate registers for this church and it seems likely that any events which happened here will be recorded in the registers of St Mary, East Barnet. Correspondence, papers and press cuttings regarding the closure of the chapel dated 1958-1965 are at Hertfordshire Local Studies and Archives.

 

St Martin Monkfrith adj crop

 

St Michael and All Angels, Brunswick Park

A mission was founded in 1896 and this church was built in 1902 on the newly built Brunswick Park estate. In 1906 it was assigned a parish – Barnet South. In 1972 this parish was united with St Paul, New Southgate and St Michael’s church was closed and later demolished.

Records of the parish of St Michael and All Angels, including baptism registers (1896-1971); and marriage registers (1906-1971) are at London Metropolitan Archives, Ref: DRO/034.

 

East Barnet Methodist Church

 

East Barnet Methodist Church