Broadfields occupies the left upper third of this semi-panorama, taken from a height in central Edgware.
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History and geographyEdit
Broadfields occupies the northwestern corner of Edgware and the wider London Borough of Barnet. It is located 10.5 miles (16 km) northwest of Charing Cross and the nearest London Underground station is Edgware tube station, located a short distance to the south.
Ranging in elevation from 69 to 86 metres above sea level, Broadfields is west of the Midland Main Line immediately beyond which is the M1 motorway (these section off a small part of east Edgware and the higher Mill Hill suburb). Two small headwaters rise here, one of which is named the Dean's Brook.
Broadfields is north of the A41 road which is a long-distance feeder to the M1 and the main road to Bushey and Stanmore from central London. The area has two primary schools, a playground, and a sports ground. To the west is Edgwarebury Park, and to the north Edgwarebury and Bury farms, the former of which was not a manor but was documented as a notable farm in the customary taxation records (such as feet of fines) from 1216. These farms sold a similar area of land to their present size to enable the estate to be built.