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Preserves the name of the old manor
of ‘Chabhames’ 1412, ‘Chobhams’ 1488, apparently so called from a family called
Chobham- no doubt from Chobham in
62 Chobham Arms. Green tiled pub. closed 1992 and became flats.
Wanstead Board School 1887.
infants in 1942
1894, old brick field laid
out for Drapers’ School as a playing field by the company
A small suburban crescent,
backed up against Leyton tube station, and crushed between the sunken motorway
A12, and Leyton High Road.
Board School. Built 1895,
modernised into a secondary modern in 1959.
boundary along the Temple
Mills stream, 1602 Shire stream, then Lead Mill stream then Waterworks river,
filled in 1952
By the middle of the 19th century Low Leyton (as it was than
known), was predominately rural areas, providing a setting for the
houses of wealthy city merchants and businessmen such as theCharringtons,
Buxtons, Barclays and Cottons. Thwew wAS forest, marshes, and farmland for the increasing London market. Leyton
was Until the late c19 a straggling village with gentry
houses and market gardens. Stations were opened on the line to Loughton in 1856 but
transformation to A working-class suburb came later when workmen's fares
were introduced on the Great Eastern Railway. The population rose from 10,394
in 1871 to 23,016 in 1881 and had doubled again ten years later.
BachubhaiNagrech Hall.Hindu cultural centre.Clements and Porter.2007
Bridge. Eighteenth century.
New River Co.
Junction with underground
and rail Leyton junction and interesting signal box
Stratford New Town
Was called Hudson Town
after Hudson the Railway King. For housing railway workers. Part of it was
built by Henniker. eg Henniker Road
Roman urns & coins
outside, Defoe said a Roman causeway through it
Post to the south Woodside Post to the east Birkbeck Post to the north Anerley Albert Road This road is the earliest built here, first listed in 1855, and although the Croydon Canal was no longer in use it influenced the alignment of the road. From the junction with Portland Road looking the curve of the road reflects the line of the old canal which was to the north of the houses. It is named after Albert, the Prince Consort. 74-76 Stanleybury . Very large three-storey semis. Built for William Stanley, who moved to 74 in 1867. William Stanley’s works in South Norwood was complimented by his local philanthropy. His site is now a close of modern flats. Accidentally demolished. 67 small trading estate and MOT centre . At one time this was home to a theatre transport specialist. St.Mark . This was the first church in the area and is the parish church by G. H. Lewis. The nave was built in 1852 and the church was extended in 1862 and in successive years until 1890. It is in Kentis
River Lea/Bow Creek The Lea winds itself generally southwards towards the Thames TQ 39505 81448 Canning Town on the Essex bank of Lea/Bow Creek. This was, and is, a heavily industrialised area together with a very down market housing area with markets, shops, cinemas, pubs and many charitable and missionary organisations. In the 2000s public transport has been transformed and much housing renewed, and it is an area in a great deal of change. Post to the west Poplar Post to the south Leamouth and Dome Post to the east Canning Town, Butchers Road Post to the north West Ham Station Appleby Road The road is named after a local ARP warden who was killed during the Blitz. A pre-war suburban ideal is demonstrated in this West Ham estate. Barking Road It was built by the Commercial Road Turnpike Trust from the East India Docks eastwards. Now the A124 it formed part of the original A13 before the building so the East Ham and Barking Bypass in 1928. It was widened as part o
Post to the west (north west quarter) Mile End Post to the west (north east quarter) Post to the east Bromley by Bow Post to the north Old Ford Addington Road Addington Arms . Pub dating from the 1860s. It does not appear to be still there. Police stables . From 1938 twenty horses were located here. These stables were built in moderne style white concrete by police surveyor Gilbert Mackenzie Trench. There is a stable at the back as well as tack rooms and a chimney for the forge – there was a full time farrier. Above are two flats for married police officers. The white concrete wall is original. Alfred Street 1-5 Inland Revenue Office . Sold off 1981. Has been used as a college an as offices Almshouses Way, This was once called Priscilla Street. 1 Drapers' Almshouses . These were built in 1706. What remains is a brick group of four tenements with central raised and pedimented chapel. They were restored in 1982 but were originally part of a larger group funded by