About Hadas

Welcome to Hadas, one of the most active archaeological societies within Greater London. From our base in the basement at Avenue House, East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE we cover archaeology throughout the London Borough of Barnet. The Hadas Working Party actively conduct field walking, surveying and excavations. We also have an excellent programme of outings and lectures throughout the year [more...]

Latest News

April 2017
We still have copies of our publication  "A Hamlet in Hendon" for sale for £20 plus p.p. This essential guide to the long history of Hendon around St Mary's Church, has been widely praised.

To Order email:   chairman@hadas.org.uk 

Lectures & Events Diary


Newsletter Archive 
The HADAS newsletters have been converted into digital form as part of a permanent archive. We have now completed converting the page images into text to create a complete and searchable archive covering the over 50 years of the Society's history. 

For the academic year 2016/2017 HADAS are again running their post-excavation course, this year entitled "Finds in Focus"This course, which will concentrate on re-analysing, identifying and recording finds from the Birkbeck excavation at Lant Street in 1999 as well as re-boxing and relabelling the artefacts.
The course will be tutored by Jacqui Pearce BA FSA MIfA and will take place on Wednesday evenings from 18.30 for two hours at Avenue House, 17 East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE. There will be 22 sessions with a term break in December. The cost of the course will be covered by a donation to HADAS of £295. The course starts on Wednesday, 28th September 2016.  

Over the years HADAS members and others have produced a number of publications on both the archaeology and local history of the London Borough of Barnet. Some of these publications can now be purchased at specially reduced prices.
Church End Farm Building Record

This is a record of the building history at Church End Farm. It was compiled as part of the post-excavation analysis of of an excavation (Site code CEF61) at Church End Farm Hendon in 1960s. 

Hendon House

Excavations at Hendon School prompted research into this important house in the history of Hendon.

Battle of Barnet

Members of Hadas are investigating the Wars of the Roses' site of the 1471 Battle of Barnet.

This link will take you to a list of the places HADAS has had outings to over the years, it is intended to help those who can't remember when we went to some place or another.

Woodhouse - home of Thomas Collins
Now the home of the Woodhouse Academy this beautiful old house has a fascinating history.......