I feel very lucky to live close to Monken Hadley. Here's what Pevsner had to say about this small corner of Hertfordshire on the very edge of North London:
The combination of Hadley Green and Hadley Common results in one of the most felicitous pictures of Georgian visual planning which the neighbourhood of London has to offer. It is elusive to the descriptive word and eminently English in character.
Nikolaus Pevsner - Hertfordshire