Tottenham

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Avenue Road

Along here can be found another bridge structure over the old railway, this time with two sets of speed bumps or 'sleeping policemen'.

Belmont Road

Belmont Road bridge on the Palace gates line.  This is still in use for road traffic and boasts sand- blasted parapets Beyond West Green, the line climbed in a north-westerly direction, passing beneath the bridge which carried Belmont Road

Brunel Close

c. 1976. By Dry Halasz Dixon

On line of the old railway between Seven Sisters and Palace Gates. Crosses over where the line once lay.  modem names hint at railway connections, 

Cornwall Road

More bridge structures over the old trackbed of the Palace Gates Line, partly covered in greenery

Culross Close/Woodlands Park Road

Blacksmith’s forge there for many years & a private bus garage.  Demolished

1972.

Dorset Road

Warberries laid out with reliefs from a stonemason’s yard.

Downhills Park

Named from ‘Down hills’ 1619, ‘Downhills’ 1877, so called from ‘le Downe’ 1467, 'the down or hill', from Middle English ‘doun’ with the later tautological addition of ‘hill’.

Gresley Close

Marks the site of old station.

Ivatt Way

Flats behind which is a landscaped grassy area, at a slightly higher level than the old trackbed of the Palace Gates line.

Duncan Tucker largest maker of greenhouses for the Lea Valley fruit and vegetable trade.  From 1830. Thorn Lighting later on the site.

Philip Lane

Holy Trinity Church. Listed Grade C, Conservation Area 1828-30.

Holy Trinity Church School. Listed Grade II, Conservation Area.  church school built 1847.

336 Education Offices.  was School Board Offices 1899, 

Downhills Board School 1893

St.Philip. 1906.

Tottenham Green Centre. Sports Centre and Marcus Garvey Library

Summerhill Road

32 Tottenham Hotspur, private bus company which owned the house & garage.  Covered ground for the buses & a workshop at the back.  Steam lorries.

Cottages laid out in 1857

Waldeck Road

Christ Church, 1982 by Riley & Glanfield, a replacement for a church of 1886-8 by Hodson & Whitehead.

West Green

‘Le Westgrene’ 1502, ‘West Green’ 1822, self-explanatory, 'western village green', from its situation on the west boundary of  the parish of Tottenham.

West Green Road

old route linking the High Road and Green Lanes, mostly C20 now. The hamlet of West Green lay at the junction with Philip Lane, still marked by the Blackboy pub. When the railway line was built this was a separate hamlet from Tottenham

432, the Red House, a striking old people's home by Colquhoun & Miller, 1976. wing to allow for a road which was not built. In the angle a common room .

Blackboy Pub.

Gresley Close. On the site of a c19 station picturesquely tucked into a slope, by Dry Halasz Dixon, . This is one of a number of small infill groups of the mid 1970s along a redundant railway line between Seven Sisters and Turnpike Lane

West Green Station. 1st January 1878. Opened by the Great Eastern Railway. On the north side of West Green Road near Philip Lane. The railway line ran at the south of West Green Road, then turned north and ran under West Green Road to the station. It then went along the edge of  Downhills Park Recreation Ground.  From Seven Sisters, the Palace Gates line had headed west descending on a gradient of 1 in 100, until it reached here. The station had two platforms, and was in a deep, wide cutting with a brick booking office north of West Green Road. There were covered stairways down to the wooden buildings by the line. In 1963 it was closed. Gresley Close on the part of the site which is south of West Green Road.

A signal box at the country end on the down side.

goods yard, on the down side. Closed 1964. The burnt out remains of the goods office, which was originally attached to the passenger entrance, was still there in the 1990s.  It was used by a car-hire business.

Sidings which came right down to the road.

coal office remained. 

Langham School. Occupies the site of the railway immediately north of what was West Green Station on the Palace Gates Line. 

St.John Vianney. RC. Built 1959 by Archard &f Partners. 

West Green Board School.   It dates from 1886 and was enlarged in 1909

Opposite the junction with Philip Lane, bridge parapets that originally stood over the branch just south of West Green station.  Behind it, the old cutting filled in and has a mature tree!


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