The River Lea Diversion, The Lea Navigation,
The Aqueduct and Pymmes Brook all flow southwards
The Dagenham Brook first appears in this area and flows southwards
Post to the north Wild Marsh
Post to the west Tottenham
Post to the south Blackhorse Lane
This was Moons Lane in the 19th
and was the road from Higham Hill to Chapel End. It was named for the Crooked Billet
Inn, an 18th pub now gone.
The Delta Group. Visual communications
company founded 1991. Other trading units on the same site. In the 1950s this
was the site of a Motor engineering works
153 Upland House. Waltham Forest College.
This is now in use as part of the community college. Despite the fact that
looks like an institutional building it appears to be a big house dating from
the late 19th and in industrial use since the Second World War. It is surrounded by a trading estate on what
were gardens, and latterly a sports ground.
Essex Hall. This is a medical and social
services centre in a modern block. It replaces an older house and manor house
for the area. In the 14th there was a house at this junction called
Waterhall and in the 16th Higham Hall, stood here. This was altered and by the
18th had been converted into two dwellings and was no longer the
manor-house. In the 19th it
was called Essex Hall and was used as a school.
It was eventually demolished in 1934 for council housing and an old
people's home was built on the site in 1970. Some panels from the old house are
in the Vestry House Museum.
High Maynard Reservoir
Built in 1870 by the East London Water
Higham Hill Recreation Ground
Edmonton Cut - 5 miles from Tottenham Hale
to Ponders End. Built by Thomas Yeoman 1770
by East London Water Co in 1897 and almost immediately taken over by the
Metropolitan Water Board. During construction a Viking long ship was found bottom
up in a backwater.
River – this tributary river now meets the Lea under the reservoir. It was also
called Papermill or Waterworks River
Thames Aqueducts. The Ring Main
passes under here. Work on it began in 1960 but it had been suggested in 1935 –
a tunnel to take water from the Thames above Teddington to North London.
Marsh Lane//Park Lane
Stonebridge Lock. Built 1776 and rebuilt
1853. Duplicated in1961
Lock house at one time named Harris's
Cottage". Rebuilt 1899. Demolished in 1966 when the lock was doubled. The
remains of the original 1776 wooden lock complete with an official River Lee
Trust miller's post were discovered under the house. The inscription on the post reads: “RLT the top of this Groove denotes the head of
water 1839”. A new house was built on the western side of the Navigation.
Millstream to Tottenham Mill once entered below
Stonebridge Lock. It now lies under the reservoir.
Mount Zion Restoration Ministries
and Miracle Church - Pumping Station. An
early well was sunk by the local authority to 450 feet which supplied180,000
gallons a day to the London system. This is now a church
Swimming pool. Built in 1905, filled by the
Lea and closed in the 1930s.
Victoria County History. Chingford
Hillman & Trench. Underground London
Met. Water Board. London's Water Supply
Cherry & Pevsner. North London
Waltham Forest College web site
Lea and Stort Navigation web site
Mount Zion Restoration Ministries web site
Neale. Chingford Water
Ray, Chingford Past