Northumberland Park


Brantwood Road

Stellar House, Haringey’s last tower block. 1971

Claremont Street

Corner of Clive Avenue, Barratt motor garage for private buses, 1920s, became a car park, became London General Omnibus Co. garage in 1926

Cooperage Close

low-rise groups built for Haringey by Colin St J. Wilson & Partners, 1973-5: a crisp cottagey group in dark brick with timber porches, and nicely scaled three-storey flats with balconies to a grassed courtyard. A common room at one end.

Dyson’s Road

St.John the Evangelist. 1905. Lean and eccentric brick Gothic. Arts and crafts glazing

Kimberley Road

Grosvenor Carriage Company

Leeside Road

Edmonton Gas Works.  Tottenham and District Gas Co. largest 1914-23 7m cu.ft. Three holders.  The largest, built 1914-23, holds seven million cubic feet. It is about 180 feet high with box-lattice guide-frame standards of unusual trapezoidal section, simplifying the design of the girders.

Marsh Lane

Northumberland Park Station. 15th September 1840. Between Tottenham Hale and Angel Road on One Railway.  Opened by the Northern and Eastern Railway on line between Stratford and Broxbourne in 1840, was called Marsh Lane and then  Park Station and in 1923 it was renamed Northumberland Park.

Vestiges 2-7 67

Park Lane,

service road to the grounds of Tottenham Hotspur

shops a stuccoed row dated 1866, a surprising survival

Northumberland Park

Curving street laid out in the 1850s on land behind the site of the Black House

The Black house. a mansion owned by the Dukes of Northumberland. the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, who play nearby get their name through the same aristocratic connection - Hotspur being originally the nickname for Sir Henry Percy eldest son of the 1st Earl of Northumberland, whose fiery character figures in Shakespeare's Richard II and  Henry IV. a Tottenham resident, Hugh Smithson, married in the 18th century into the Percy family, eventually becoming Duke himself..

A street and estate laid out in the 1850s. The nearby district is referred to as Park on the Ordnance Survey maps of 1877 and 1904, and an earlier reference is the field name ‘Parkefeld’ 1502 - there was in fact a hunting park in this vicinity in the 16th century.

Northumberland Estate. Slab blocks begun by the Borough of Tottenham in the 1950s.  sprawling slab blocks and lower terraces begun by the Borough of Tottenham in the late 1950s and continued into the 1970s.  The estate covered a medieval farmhouse and some disused industrial sites.

Victoria Line Depot, in the open. 1968

Barford Engineering

Home of Charles Bradlaugh. There is a block of flats with his name. Victorian freethinker expelled from the House of Commons and imprisoned in the clock tower there..

Tottenham Hotspur Football club originally played on farmland here beside the railway line.

Park Lane

St. Paul 1971

Service road to the back of Tottenham Hotspur grounds

Stuccoed shops of 1866, surprising survival

Sutherland Park Road?

St. Paul

Trulock Road

Northumberland Park School moved here in the 1970s having previously been in Tottenham County School buildings.

Willoughby Lane

175 International House. Gerhardt Engineering.  Stylish factory frontage.  c1930.


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