Aldersbrook

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Aldersbrook

Aldersbrook means ‘place by an alder stream’ and comes from a fairly late farm name. Previously it was the unexplained name of Naked Hall. The suburb of, Aldersbrook was developed from 1899-1910, with gabled and bay-windowed middle-class villas in a variety of styles. A parade of shops of 1904 provided by the ubiquitous J.H. Bethell of East Ham.

Aldersbrook Road

City of London Cemetery.  Founded by Corporation of London and laid out in 1853 by William Haywood, surveyor to the Commissioners of Sewers. well looked after and a good place to see an original of a Victorian cemetery on a grand scale, complete with buildings.  Straight tree-lined roads with tombs fan out from the entrance  with a relaxed winding route round the edge. T.  ragstone chapel has a steep gabled roof and traceried windows; another chapel is French Gothic; while a more sober Nonconformist chapel is octagonal, with a rose window. There is a Gothic arcaded crescent of catacombs, partly converted to columbaria with etched-glass entrance doors.  crematorium of 1971, a low building with patterned-concrete screen walls, and an flat roof.  There is an older crematorium from 1903 by D.J. Ross, the second to be built in London, its chimney disguised as a tower.  There are prominent monuments to those whose remains reinterred from City churchyards – for example a Gothic tower for remains from St Andrew and St Sepulchre 1871 by Haywood.  In Forge Avenue beyond the Anglican chapel is a Classical monument from St Olave Jewry and St Martin Pomeroy 1889 and at Anchor Road are two mausolea of the 1860s in Greek style, for the Pedley and Hasluck families. Haywood's own monument is a Gothic mausoleum near the entrance gates, 1894.  most monument are obelisks and pedestals but one eccentric memorial is to Gladys Spencer 1931 with piano.  There are many large trees -beech, oak and ash as well as some more uncommon ones. Rhododendrons

Roman pavement found which could indicate a villa.

Baptist Church, 1908. . immersion font in the end.

Harpenden Road

schools  1908 by C.H. Brassey, two storeys, one-storey Infants School with classrooms around a central hall, added 1911


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