The Woodman' public house on Bourne Hill was built as a residential house in 1727, but became a pub in 1868 when the retired police officer, Henry Wale, applied for a liquor licence. Unsurprisingly it is reputed to have the smallest bar in the country. At the turn of the century this area was still very rural, though with the opening of Southgate tube station in 1930s the area quickly built up, as can be seen in the buildings surrounding 'The Woodman' in this image.
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