Green Dragon Lane, N21

Place Name

Previously called Filcaps Lane, after a farm that stood on the north side near Landra Gardens, on maps from 1754 and Chace Lane on Cary’s Map of Middlesex from 1789. The Edmonton Enclosure Award of 1801/2 calls it Old Park Road, as it It formed the southern boundary of Old Park. Henrietta Cresswell, writing in 1912, called it Dog Kennel Lane. The present name comes from the Green Dragon public house, which originally stood at the junction of Green Dragon Lane and Green Lanes, perhaps as early as 1720, but later moved to the junction of Green Lanes and Vicars Moor Lane. The section between Old Park Ridings and Green Lanes was also for a time known as Grange Drive. The pub was closed in 2015 despite a community campaign to save it. The Green Dragon was the emblem from the earls of Pembroke.


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