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New Southgate
OS grid reference TQ286922
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district N11
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
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  • Enfield Southgate
London Assembly
  • Barnet and Camden
  • Enfield and Haringey
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LondonCoordinates: 51°36′49″N 0°08′31″W / 51.6136°N 0.1419°W / 51.6136; -0.1419

New Southgate is a residential suburb in the south-east corner of the London Borough of Barnet, a northern corner of the Haringey and the south-west corner of the London Borough of Enfield in North London, England.

Location

The area is situated across the boundaries of three boroughs: Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. It is a sub area of Southgate due to its location in the Southgate Green ward. Much of it was once in the old borough of Southgate.

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.

Transport

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.

History

Much of New Southgate was once the hamlet of Betstile, a name that was resurrected in the early 20th century with Betstyle Road and later Betstyle Circus. The more southerly part of the area was known as Colney Hatch Park, but the name Colney Hatch was removed from the borough of Southgate as 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.

Jerome K Jerome and the Millennium Green

New Southgate Millennium Green sign
The Entrance to New Southgate Millennium Green, London

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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