The Lesser Moselle
The Lesser Moselle rises in this area
and flows eastwards
Post to the north Palmers Green
Post to the west Wood Green
Post to the south Wood Green
on the land of the Chitts Hill Estate
Church of God. This was St. James at Bowes church built 1909. The Bowes Park
Congregational church had begun as a hall and schoolrooms, in 1902. This brick
church adjoining the hall was registered in 1912. After the congregation united
with Presbyterian Church in 1950, it became the United Church of Saint
James-at-Bowes. The New Testament Church of God bought it in 1977 and it is now
the Cathedral of Praise
This was called Back Lane or Blind
Lane. It was built as a carriage drive on the line of a green lane from the
High Road to Chitts Hill.
St.Thomas More School. This was built
as Wood Green County School in. 1910 as a mixed grammar school for Middlesex
County Council. It was also called Glendale. Wood Green was amalgamated with
Trinity County School in 1962 and then moved.
The premises then became Woodside School. In 1967 under the
comprehensive scheme the buildings were passed to St. Thomas More Upper School.
St Thomas More Roman Catholic School is mixed comprehensive. It was founded in 1952 at Holcombe Road and
is now a specialist sports college.
On the site of Greentrees Hospital
The Old Course of the New River – the
100 ft contour, which it followed, crosses the southern end of the road between
what are now sports grounds. However no remains appear to be identified here.
The northern end of the road was once
called Snakes Lane
Zion Church. In 1929 the Salvation Army had a hall here in
which had been given up by 1954 and which subsequently became a warehouse. The
Zion Church took over this building in the mid 1990s.
St Paul's Rise
On the site of Greentrees Hospital
This is a footpath accessing allotments
on the site of Chitts Hill House after its demolition in the 1890s. Chitts Hill
House was built for the City merchant James Clark, followed by Quaker banker
John Overend in 1815 and his family remained there until 1867. Samuel Page a
City tea dealer lived there until 1881. The
grounds, through which the old course of the New River ran until 1852, were
admired by Keane in his Beauties of Middlesex
Old Course of the New River. This wan on the 100 ft contour which runs
eastwards alongside Tottenhall Road as far as Empire Avenue. It then swings
south and west again, skirting a small hill referred to on old maps as Clay
Infants School. Built in 1914 by Middlesex County Council it was used as an
auxiliary war hospital until 1923. It is spacious as schools by Council in the
developing outer suburbs were given more space.
It opened as Tottenhall Infant School in 1924 with 99 pupils. In 2004 a new school building was built under
a PFI agreement.
Michael at Bowes Primary School
Tottenhall Sports Ground. This was
originally set up as Middlesex County Council open space
Boundary Playing Fields
Greentrees Hospital. This was the
Southgate Isolation Hospital, built by Southgate Council, and opened in 1902.
It was named Greentrees in 1948 when it joined the NHS. It became a maternity
annex for the North Middlesex Hospital and later a children's hospital. It then
treated the chronically ill and, latterly a geriatric hospital. It closed in
1988 and has been demolished. The site is now housing. A plaque records the
101 The Bird in Hand. This was once
called The Red Bull
White Hart Lane
The Lesser Moselle rises near the junction
with Wolves Lane and it then flows eastwards parallel with White Hart Lane.
Woodside High School. This is the old
White Hart Lane School with a name change in 2006 in order to improve its
reputation. Wood Green County Grammar School was an amalgamation of Trinity
County School and Glendale school and they moved into these buildings in 1962.
In addition the upper school of Somerset school took over the buildings in
White Hart Lane built for the grammar school in 1938 and enlarged in 1960. Some
girls from Parkwood School also came here. In 1967 under the comprehensive
scheme it became. The upper tier Wood
Green comprehensive school
New River Sports Centre in the junction
with Wolves Lanes. The name refers to
the Old Course of the river which would have passed this corner. It is also known as the New River Stadium, is an athletics
stadium. It is used by London Skolars Rugby, Haringey & Enfield Athletics Club, Wood Green
Weightlifting Club and Haringey Rhinos rugby union club. The Olympic Suite is based in the grandstand, and there are
also many community sports activities
St. George’s Industrial Estate
Wonder Bakeries founded 1937
White Hart Lane Potteries. Joseph South
had a pottery in Dysons Road, Edmonton in 1860. He son,
Samuel South moved the business to White Hart Lane, in 1886. The pottery closed
in 1960. The business was in making flower pots – and supplying the Lea Valley
Glass house industry. Pots were individually made by a line of potters with a
power driven wheel. The firm had their own steam engines and boilers to provide
power for the wheels and the kilns. Pots varied in size from thimbles for cacti
to huge pots made to order. There were specialist pots for – for example –
St.Cuthbert. Built 1906-7 by J.S.
Alder. It was only part built. To the rear there is a church hall built in 1919 church
Wood Green Cemetery. Built in 1996,
this tried to provide an innovative approach to providing burial space, by a
cemetery village. It also has a special burial section for Muslims. It is now
run by a private company.
Lane allotment site
Essex Lopresti. Exploring the New River
Pevsner and Cherry. London North
History of Middlesex,
History of Wood Green web site
London Borough of Haringey website
Lost Hospitals of London web site
St. Thomas More School web site
Tottenhall Infants School web site