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Colney Hatch, Barnet

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Colney Hatch, Barnet

Colney Hatch (is the historical name for a small district within the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. The name Colney Hatch was originally that of a hamlet in the parish of Friern Barnet, first recorded in the early 15th century. It became well known from the mid-19th century following the building of Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, which gained such notoriety that the name 'Colney Hatch' came to form part of various terms of abuse associated with the concept of madness.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyBarnet
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ2791
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Colney Hatch, Barnet has been known in the past

Colnie Hatch

Colney Hatch, Barnet in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Colney Hatch, hamlet with ry. sta., Fryern Barnet par., N. Middlesex, 2½ miles SE. of Chipping Barnet; Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum is here.

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