A factory that played a key role in the history of Barnet Football Club could be added to the borough’s heritage list.

Workers at Alston Works, a former dental factory in Chipping Barnet, formed Alston FC in 1901, and the team later merged with the existing Barnet FC.

Alston FC’s amber and black colours are still used in the Barnet FC strip today.

Alston Works, which opened in 1891, also produced the first UK-made hydraulic pump chair used by dentists.

It is one of more than 360 buildings of historic interest that could be added to the local list of buildings of architectural or historic merit.

Other nominations include Hendon Methodist Church, Tudor Park Cricket Pavilion and a World War II air raid shelter in New Southgate that had space for 100 people.

Several former banks and pubs also feature among the proposed additions.

The borough’s local heritage list provides information for councillors to consider when making planning decisions affecting the buildings or their settings.

A comprehensive review of the list was not carried out in the three decades since it was created in 1986.

In 2017, volunteers began an extensive survey of the borough to identify and record Barnet’s local heritage, eventually leading to 367 new nominations.

These are expected to be approved at a meeting of the policy and resources committee on Monday (January 6), taking the total number of assets included on the list to more than 1,200.

The committee will meet at 7pm at Hendon Town Hall.

The full list, including both existing and nominated assets, is available here: https://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s56936/Appendix%202%20-%20Revised%20Local%20Heritage%20List%20including%20new%20nominations.pdf