Local studies and archives

Free books, maps, or items from the Local Studies and Archives collection.

(Please be aware that the files are large PDFs so may take some time to download.)

'Village into Borough' by G R P Lawrence, M.Sc.

"This series is sponsored by the Finchley Public Libraries' Committee.
It is designed to encourage specialists in various aspects of local historical
research, and to fill, eventually, the long felt need for a scholarly survey
of the history of Finchley."

originally published 1964

Copyright London Borough of Barnet


Researchers can access the archives by appointment at the following times: 

Mondays: 10am to 4pm

Wednesday: 2 - 7pm

Thursdays: 10am to 4pm

Email  or call 020 8359 3961 to make an appointment. 

Do you want to know more about the history of the London Borough of Barnet or trace your family history? 

  • a unique collection of historical documents dating from 1600
  • a range of records in different formats, such as photographs, maps, archives, newspapers and publications representing people, places and buildings

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