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Broad Lane

Bank 1902 Free Classical; angled gable with pepperpot turrets

Green space which recalls with trees at the start of the lane perpetuates the memory of a group of seven elm trees planted by seven sisters, the source of the name of Seven Sisters Road, laid out from Camden Town to Tottenham in 1830-3.

Earlsmead Board School

Oriental food specialist

Burdock Road

Chestnut Road

Polo Club

Chestnut Estate. Haringey low rise of the 1970s. . The same type of pleasant white-boarded terraces as Tenterden Road

Community Centre one-storeyed by Colquhoun & Miller,

Clyde Road

Municipal depot buildings.  1904.  fall within curtilage of buildings on Town Hall Approach Road. Listed and considered at risk.

Colsterworth Road

Drapers’ Road

High Cross School. Converted to housing 199. institution which was the Drapers College.

High Road

Long main street very broad and is lined with old-fashioned houses interspersed with modem shops, but notwithstanding the busy character of this neighbourhood it still retains the appearance of a street in a country town

Friends meeting house

461 St.Mark Methodist Church.  1937 forms the centrepiece of a shopping parade.  Rebuilt 1963

Ingleborough Court rear of 399  a two storey late 20th Century former warehouse building, 

639 gas company offices. Tottenham and Edmonton Gas Company 1901. Listed grade 2. with terracotta decoration and iron finials depicting gas lights, built the company in 1901, architect John Sherwell Corder of Ipswich. It was extended 1914. Listed grade II.

Felvus Hall. Addition to Drapers College. 1926 converted to housing.

Tottenham Palace Theatre 1908 only survivor of the chain for the United Variety Syndicate. Cinema 1926 and Bingo 1969.

The Zone built in 1909 as the Canadian Royal Skating Rink  later became a cinema and a dance hall

British Legion rebuilt after a fire

Library Court – conversion of Edwardian Library to flats

Sculpture – embracing forms

226/232 Tankard and Smith, Garage demolished 1973.  Private bus garage.

399 & 401 Tottenham British Legion Club, are a pair late 18th buildings, They are set back from the Road, their front gardens are now a car park

421- 427 The Palace Theatre of Varieties opened in 1908 operated by United Varieties Syndicate Ltd. It was designed by Wylson & Long with a long facade in red brick and stone. Inside there were two boxes flanking the proscenium and gilded figures of Muses in niches. There were eight dressing rooms. Films were shown from 1922 and in 1924 it was re-named the Canadian Cinema and taken over by Provincial Cinematograph Theatres in 1925. The projection box was built on the rear of the stage it remained a back-projection cinema. The name reverted to Palace Theatre in 1926 and Model D Wurlitzer 2Manual/6Rank theatre organ from the USA was installed. In 1929 it was taken over by the Gaumont British Theatres circuit, later Odeon and then the Rank Organisation. It closed in 1969 and converted into a Mecca Bingo Club. By the 1990’s it was a Jasmine Bingo Clubs and the building was listed.. The bingo closed in 1996 and it became the Palace Cathedral but another church later took it over. The entrance foyer still has Norwegian green marble pilasters and a white and green marble mosaic floor.

Pelham Court

Philip Lane

Tottenham Bus Garage.  Bus garage built 1913 for the Tramways (MET) Omnibus Company.  Modernised 1985-6, extended to the west 1999.

LHP, 1883 Site of Hydraulic Pumping Station

Saltram Close Estate

By David & Stem, 1971-5. This combines the 60s traditions of traffic segregation and stark, precise forms, with the then growing concern to provide more low-rise housing. 

Stainby Road

Welbourne Nursery School

18th house forlornly alone

Tottenham Green

In the centre of the town a large triangular enclosure called the Green, on which are situated the Borough Council Buildings. Only a little remains of the    domestic buildings that once surrounded the green

High Cross.  Medieval wayside cross.  Cross was wooden and replaced in c.1700.  Centre of old village before it was Tottenham Hall, brick and stone replaced the wooden cross, which had stood on this site from time immemorial but was taken down early in the seventeenth century.  Recorded here in 1409.  Column of brick erected by Dean Wood.

Swan 19th

High Cross Pump. Well sunk in 1791 by Thomas Smith, Lord of the Manor, who had just enclosed the previous well in front of his house? Wellhead rebuilt 1876 by parish surveyor, R. R Marshall.  The mechanism is surrounded by brickwork supporting a tiled, conical roof.  Two removable handles turn single-throw crank to work subterranean pump.

Almshouses Nicholas Richardson eighteenth century almshouses 1855

Town Hall. Pleasant Edwardian group.  1905. Baroque. Clock turret. Council chamber with festive plasterwork. Flanked by public baths and a fire station Tottenham Town hall formed the centrepiece of an agreeable Baroque municipal ensemble built in 19O3-5 for the recently formed Tottenham Urban District Conned. Designed by A. S. Tayler and A.R Jemmett, the  winning entrants in a competition assessed by John Macvicar Anderson marble imperial staircase, and the former council chamber on the  first floor which flaunts a particularly striking Moorish style domed plaster ceiling , its grouping with the other municipal building on the west side of Tottenham Green, by the same firm is effective In the late 1930s the town hall was extended to provide an assembly hall and additional office space

Swan inn low stuccoed

College of North East London, previously Tottenham Technical College or Tottenham Poly 1939.  Opened by Middlesex County Council in 1896 and enlarged in 1910 in two storey wings.  1908 hall, six classrooms, 2 labs, and a cookery room.  Took in 200 junior tech boys, 150 commerce boys and girls, and courses for 1,500 engineers, etc.  Site bought in 1896 and enlarged in 1910.  By 1937 Magistrates Court there demolished and only 1980 portion of building left

Holy Trinity. 1828-30 by James Savage. Typical plain Commissioners' church

High Cross Infants School.  Sunday and Infants School 1847 .

War Memorial.  1923. At the end of the Green with a stone pillar bearing a slim bronze angel of peace by L. F. Roslyn.

295 Jewish Hospital Marcus Collins, 1897-1901; wing 1913. 

Mountford House.  Listed Grade II, Conservation Area Imposing pair of late c18 early c19 houses. Used for hospital.


Borough of Tottenham received its Charter of Incorporation from Sir Louis Newton, the deputy Lord Mayor of London, on 27 September 1934, in the   absence of Sir Charles Collett owing to illness.  Tottenham in the 1950s was mainly inhabited by the artisan classes and had a population of 157.748.

William Lockwood Works from Woodbridge and Elder Street

Town Hall Approach

19th domestic buildings. late c18, with a one-storey bowed addition, which later belonged to the former hospital next door.

6 Deaconess Court. quiet neo-Georgian 1881. 1899 became Tottenham Hospital and renamed Prince of Wales Hospital 1909. Brick with stone dressings; it was converted to flats by B Hunt Thompson Associates from 1992. founded in 1868 as a Deaconesses Institute, established at Avenue House by Dr M. Laseron for the idea of training of voluntary Christian workers as nurses, modelled on the German Institute at Kaiserswerth. 

Tottenham County School. 1913 – first co-ed of its type in Middlesex.

Tottenham Fire Station Listed Grade II, Conservation Area

Tottenham Public Baths  1905.


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