Lower Edmonton


Church street

94-112 mid-19th terrace - ruthlessly converted to flats

71-77 refurbished villas

90 John Adam Court. Pleasant sheltered housing.

Two ranges of almshouses. Lamb and Star Almshouses, 1754 restored. 10 poor parishioners. Modernised 1960

99 Fire Station. Plain and symmetrical. 1941. With stone surrounds and bowed ends, but in 1930s modem dress, by Edmonton Architect's Department.

Former church hall. Stone-faced   now the Charles Lamb Institute, is Alder, 1907-8.

All Saints.  A church was here by c 1136-41 when Geoffrey de Mandeville gave it to Walden Abbey. A Chapel was endowed in 1292, and there were also two chantry chapels. The church is a c15 rebuilding, plus later alterations. It has the usual Middlesex tower with a higher turret at the corner, built of Kentish rag. Yellow brick was used in 1772 to face the tall aisle. The Chapel and chancel are a 'sad example of perverted taste' deplored in verse by the Rev. Dawson Warren in 1838 - buttresses were chipped away and cased and ancient battlements were built up. “The costly work of our forefathers' zeal.  With sacrilegious hands were torn away and changed for timber”. In 1889 W. Gilbert Scott put back the Gothic windows removed the box pews and galleries; During this work carved ornaments and a Norman archway were found - grotesque heads and cable moulding, and shafts with zigzag. One stone has part of an inscription including the letters ‘IT DE WALTHAM’.   There is a Painting of Moses and Aaron, signed W. Turner, c18, on the wall. Brasses are Reset in the wall: J.Askew and wife, tiny figures above an inset tablet; Nicholas Birch 1523 and wife; E. Nowell, wife and children 1616; Rowland Monoux 1574, wall tablet with indent for kneeling figure, verse inscription below a replica of original which is now in British Museum. c17 Ledger stones and many monuments. John Kirton 1529;  George Huxley of Wyre Hall 1627, small armorial tablet of alabaster with black cartouche from Belgium and red marble, with skulls and a fine figure of Time above. Attributed to Maximilian Colt; Anne Huxley 1653, wreathed oval; John Huxley 1661, architectural, with swags; Elizabeth Huxley 1730, Doric tablet;  Edward Rogers and family, 1660s, architectural; Thomas Maule 1714/15, with fluted pilasters, feigned drapery at base By James Hardy ; R Galliard 1716, by Edward Stanton; Elizabeth Chaplin 1720 erected 1726, with delicate marble Ionic columns; Rev. Dawson H Warren 1838 (of the poem) Chaste Neoclassical um, signed H. King; Twin Gothic tablets to Charles Lamb 1834 and William Cowper 1800, erected to commemorate a visit by the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society in 1888. Fabell, the devil, is not there now. Elizabeth Sawyer was a witch, who was executed. Bells 1734

Large nice churchyard with many good memorials. An enjoyable range of headstones. The earliest of 1667; some fine decorative ones of the C18, e.g. Sarah Silverthome 1735, with figure of Time. Several c18 chest tombs, also the tombs of Charles Lamb 1834 and his sister.


Great Cambridge Road

Middlesex County Council Park

Edmonton County School. Upper School was Edmonton Grammar school for the Middlesex County Council 1931. By W. T. Curtis of the MCC, 1931, altered 1962. A long dignified front in the Swedish classical tradition; big hipped roof with small cupola. Extended 1968 after it became comprehensive.

Haselbury Road

Hyde Estate 1920s first big project for Edmonton Borough Council. Garden suburb spirit. Grouped round a series of little greens. 1920 Niven and Wigglesworth garden city principles.

Latymer School. A grammar school which traces its origins to bequests of 1606 and 1624. it was sited In Church Street until 1910. it has A long, striking Arts and Crafts frontage with sweeping tiled roofs. The original building was by H. G. Crothall, Middlesex County Architect in 1910 and remains at the end, with the hall sandwiched between two lots of classrooms. The hall became a dining room when the extension of 1924-8 was added.. Behind is a quadrangular lay-out with galleried hall to accommodate 1,000, and classrooms on two storeys. Posh school which only takes the posh local children.

Performing Arts Centre by Nicholas Hare Architects planned 1996.

West Lea Special School. Built by Middlesex County Council for TB sufferers in the open air.   1938, built by the MCC. Low' formal composition facing playing fields. Hipped-Roofed hall with generously windowed classrooms in projecting Wings, formerly opening on to gardens. One wing originally had glazed openings to provide maximum fresh air.

Hazelbury Road junior school 1930. The expanding suburbs of between the wars demanded a stream of schools from the MCC. quite Baroque, a formal composition of one-storey pavilions. Centre with hipped roof and cupola. juniors and infants, formerly secondary, 1930-1.

Hyde Estate,

Borough of Edmonton's first major housing development, begun 1920. The architects were Niven & Wigglesworth. Roughcast semi-detached houses in garden suburb spirit, some with tile-hung twin gables to create variety. They are grouped round a series of little greens.

Hyde Estate. Muncipal house Building south of here 1930s. RAF plane crashed onto the estate in 1938. tower blocks built in the 1960s-1970s

Latymer Way

Churchfield school 1974-8 by the Borough of Enfield, in the style of the 70s. Built as linked junior and infants' schools. Spreading single-storey group with concrete-block walls and monopitch roofs. Free-flowing spaces with open-plan classrooms (partly altered) looking out to the surrounding' greenery. Extra classrooms added 1984.

St Ann’s Road

St Ann’s hospital,, transferred to London County Council from Metropolitan Asylums Board

St.Joan’s Road


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