Stamford Hill

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Post to the south Stoke Newington

Amhurst Park

North London Progressive Synagogue. Built as a Methodist church. After war damage, reconstructed as a synagogue by Derek Sharpe, in 1961.  .

House. Intriguing 3-storey Victorian house in Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill. Built in 1881 as one of a development of several houses, this house is still remarkably intact and to an astonishing extent retains the feel of a Victorian residence. The house has remained in single occupancy with its plan form unaltered, increasingly rare in a house of this size these days. From the 1920s until the 1970s the house was owned by the Cooke family of the Kingsland High Street, the jellied eel company.  

Stamford Hill  Station 1872.   Between Seven Sisters and Stoke Newington on One Railway. Built by the Great Eastern Railway to serve select Amhurst Park. New ticket office and everything changed by the GLC in 1984.

Bethune Road

St.Andrews, 1884. Bombed.  

Bouverie Road

Peppie Court

Meroe Court

Our Lady of Good Counsel. 1936. RC

Cambridge Road?

1795 villas.

Durley Road

50 Ebenezer Howard.  (1850-1928) Plaque saying 'pioneer of the Garden City movement lived here'.  

Egerton Road

New Synagogue.  The Hassidic movement came from Poland.  Synagogue and school Built in 1914-15 by E. M. Joseph for the prosperous Jewish community of Stamford Hill as a replacement for their City synagogue at Great St Helens, 1837-8 by John Davies, on which this is modelled.Fittings brought from the City synagogue in Leadenhall Street built in 1760. Listed Grade II but at one time considered to be at risk.

Lampard Road

Synagogue 1928

Manor Road

10 Politi' s Turkish Delight Factory which had stationary steam engines, probably to stir Turkish-delight mix. Steam would also have been used for process purposes and there were boilers as a square-cross-section brick chimney was built at the back ofthe works, to the north east. The chimney remained with the white lettering Politi running vertically downwards clearly visible. The yellow brick building which fronts Manor Road is two storey, of two bays with double pitch roofs. The gables are decorated with the Star of David and on the eastern gable is the date 1911. In the centre of the façade at first floor level there is a loading loophole with a cathead. This loophole may be a fairly recent addition. The brick chimney is immediately behind this building and has iron bands and a lightening conductor. Politi's had a 1901 horizontal single-cylinder steam engine by Marshall Sons & Co Ltd of Gainsborough still at work cl978. There was also on standby an inverted vertical single-cylinder enclosed engine made about 1950 by W Sisson and Co Ltd of Gloucester.

Portland Avenue

Stamford Hill Library.  1968. , 1968 by the Borough Architect's Department, Borough Architect J. L. Sharratt

Railway Line

Manor Road Freight sidings between Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington Stations on the down side.

Rookwood Road

Church of the Good Shepherd.  Agapemonte church.  Surrealist, colossal stone symbols of the evangelists bronze or copper set at the corners of the parapet.  Other details are off centre, faint echo of druids.  Ark of the Covenant.  1895 expansive.  In 1902 Rev.Piggot announced that he was god.  1892-5 by Joseph Morris & Sons of Reading.  Built as the 'Ark of the Covenant', for the Agapemone sect, followers of Henry James Prince 1899, who founded his Agapemone, abode of love, at Spaxton, Somerset.   Big tower and spire displaying low down large stone sculptures by A. G. Walters of the four symbols of the evangelists, and higher up on the buttresses bronze ones of the same subjects.    Apsed, aisle less interior, with much symbolic decoration signifying the new creation.  Carved corbels by Walters, and a complete set of stunning stained glass windows of 1896, designed by Walter Crane, and executed by J. Sylvester Sparrow in antique glass.  Intense colour with no white glass.  In the apse windows the Dove of Peace a lion of Judah, with the translation of Enoch and Elijah.  Eight nave windows with symbolic flowers, w windows with the Sun Righteousness flanked by Sin and Shame and Disease and Dead elongated writhing figures tortured by flames and snakes.

Stamford Hill

'hill by a sandy ford', showing the same change from Sandford as Stamford Bridge. ‘Sanford’ 1225, ‘Saundfordhull’ 1294, ‘Sampfordehill’ 1410, ‘Stamford Hill’ 1675. The original ford was probably situated where the road called crossed the small stream shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822 flowing east into the River Lea. The place was still a tiny hamlet in the middle of the 18th century.

The main road through Tottenham and Stamford Hill – it is part of Ermine Street continuing from Stoke Newington High Street.  Ermine Street goes from London to Lincoln.  In a 1745 this was a small village at the junction of Hackney Lane and Cambridge Road.  From here James I first saw London.  Dominated by interwar flats, which replaced large older houses.  The continuation northwards of Stoke Newington High Street is a fine broad thoroughfare about a mile long, and lined with good-class houses and a sprinkling of newly erected blocks of flats.  It leads to the High Road, Tottenham, about four miles from Liverpool Street Station

Cinema. The first theatre Coles planned on his own was for UPT, the Stamford Hill Cinema, which opened on Boxing Day, 1925.

69 Three Crows Inn


Lubavitch Foundation. 1967 neat and abrasive.  By David Stem & Partners.  

51-53 once superior, now adjuncts of a service station and bus depot

117 Skinners Company School for Girls. Quite grand. 1889 by E. H. Burnell.  

Guinness Trust Estate of 1932 by Joseph, flat-roofed five-storey blocks in serried ranks nine deep, with minimal Georgian detail.

Stamford Hill Estate, one of the LCC's larger estates (516 flats planned, 353 completed-by 1936). 

Turnpike on the summit.  Horse block lower down

Turnpike House, Stamford Hill Brewery, Mann


Birdcage Pub. Good 20th interior


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