Thursday, 20 October 2011

Thames Tributary River Roding - East Ham

Thames Tributary River Roding
A number of marshland waterways from westwards to the River Roding


Post to the north East Ham
Post to the east Jenkins Lane
Post to the south Beckton.



Claps Gate Lane
This lane was an eastbound lane leaving Gooseleys Lane. It is now a road which is part of a trading estate, known as Beckton Triangle, running westwards from Royal Docks Road. It contains the usual range of big shed stores, burger bars, etc.
2 Newham Riding School. This was established in 1971 under the Silvertown Flyover. In 1996 The London Docklands Development Corporation donated a site here and the centre was set up with donations and fund raising efforts. A new building was finished in 2004. The first part of the site was an indoor arena and barn for twenty horses. Designed 1994-5 by Aukett Associates

Eastbury Road
Road within a trading estate – but which predates ‘regeneration’ by London Docklands Development Corporation.
Beckton Activities Centre. – centre with things for young people to do.
Explorer Scout Hut. This was an independent scout group closed down in 2001 following a scandal.

Eric Clarke Lane
A renaming of the portion of Claps Gate Lane which lies to the east of Royal Docks road. Narrow and heavily fenced.

Folkestone Road
Hospital for Infectious Diseases. This is shown on the 1894 map and may be the original site for East Ham Isolation Hospital before rebuilding in 1907. Folkestone Road did not exist then.

Gooseley Lane
The southern portion Survives as a footpath in the Claps Gate Lane shopping area. The northern portion is now a suburban street.

Newham Way
Part of the A13 and duel carriage way since the 1960s.
Interchange with north circular. This is a major interchange
Liftplatz bus shelter by Colin Rose and Katharine Hibber. This is on the eastbound sliproad to the North Circular Road
Beckton Alps. A pile of waste materials from the purification of gas, plus spoil from the basement of the new British Library were used to create the conical hill sometimes used as a ski-slope. A locomotive found there is now at Bressingham. It is grassed plus strawberry clover.

Northern Outfall Sewer
Carrying London’s Sewage from intercepting sewers flowing as one from Hackney Wick. The Greenway path runs on the top.

Royal Docks Road
Built for the London Docklands Development Corporation from 1986,

St.Albans Avenue
Gooseley’s playing fields

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