Lordship Lane, Haringey


Lordship Lane, Haringey

Lordship Lane connects Wood Green (N22) with Tottenham High Road (N17). It lies in the London Borough of Haringey and forms part of the A109 road.

History

Wood Green was originally a clearing in the dense forests of oak, ash and beech that covered most of what is now North London. There were a number of these clearings in the vicinity and each is likely to have been the site of a few simple habitations.

Lordship Lane would have begun as a track running through the forest from the clearing at Wood Green to Ermine Street, the main Roman road from London to the north east.

During the 1000 years before the Norman Conquest, the county of Middlesex was established and divided into administrative areas called Hundreds. Lordship Lane was in Edmonton Hundred.Haringey Before Our Time (A Brief History), Ian Murray, Hornsey Historical Society, 1993.]

The importance of the Hundred in local government declined as that of the Manor grew. Manors were estates controlled by a landowner called the Lord of the Manor. Tottenham’s manor house is on Lordship Lane. It is called Bruce Castle.

By 1619 (the date of the first known map) the land to the north and south of Lordship Lane had been cleared of woodland and was mostly in cultivation. On this map the majority of the lane (from Chapmans Green to Tottenham High Road) is called Berry Lane although its modern name was recorded in 1526.A History of the County of Middlesex Volume V (Victoria County History Series), Edited by T F T Baker, Oxford University Press, 1976.]

In 1904 tram tracks were laid to connect Wood Green with Tottenham. These followed Lordship Lane as far as Bruce Castle. Between 1936 and 1939 the tram was replaced by trolleybuses. In 1961 these were in turn replaced by diesel buses.

"The section above constitutes the standard encyclopedic information for this street. The sections below provide detailed information for the full length of the street (in house number order) with particular emphasis on those buildings of historic interest for which there is insufficient information to create a specific Wikipedia article. Additionaly, all cross streets are identified."

Side Streets, Buildings, Parks, Etc.

North Side, West to East

Wood Green High Road (A105) to Perth Road


*Junction with A105 Wood Green High Road: The parade of shops shown in the old photograph turns the corner from Wood Green High Road on the left into Lordship Lane on the right. The leftmost of these (up to the bank) were demolished in 1931 to make way for Wood Green tube station. The bank remains but has a more imposing facade and is now a branch of Barclays. The trees are on what was then a small green and is now a concrete plaza called Spouters Corner.
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 734 to 748. Includes Barclays Bank, Ladbrokes, News Agents (burnt out late summer 1997 and not yet restored), Fryer's Delight Traditional Fish & Chips Takeaway, Winston's His & Hers Hair International, Dry Clean Wash & Go.

*Berners Road

*Terrace: Numbers 722 to 732.
*Terrace: Numbers 710 to 720.

*Terrace: Numbers 694 to 708.
*Four pairs of almost semi-detached houses: Numbers 678 to 692.
*St Albans Crescent
*Terrace: Numbers 668 to 676.
*Bracknell Close (Flats):
*Gatehouse:

*Wood Green Crown Court: In 1857 The Royal Masonic School for Boys, for the sons of deceased and needy Freemasons, was founded on this site in the former Lordship Lodge on an estate of 10 acres. Originally catering for 70 boys, the old house was replaced in 1865 by a substantial Gothic building with accommodation for 200. In 1898 the site was sold to the Home and Colonial School Society, which opened a Training College for Schoolmistresses in 1904. This ran until 1930 when the site was sold to the Tottenham District Gas Company, and the building renamed Woodall House after its chairman, Sir Colbert Woodall. It later became the offices of Eastern Gas until 1974 when the site was acquired by Haringey Council. The building was modernised and became the Wood Green Crown Court and Remand Centre with the rest of the site developed for housing.Wood Green Past, Albert Pinching, 2000.] The building was struck by arson in c1989 and promptly rebuilt with a new and very assertive roof.

*Driving Test Centre: In the grounds of Woodall House of which it was formerly a gatehouse. Purported to be the most difficult place in the UK at which to pass.
*Crown close: Colourful and modern block with porthole windows. Built on the site of a former remand centre.

*Winkfield Road was laid out by 1864 and occupation of its terraces began in 1876.
*The Freemasons Tavern: Pub named after the former school, whose land it adjoins. Opened by 1875. Closed and boarded up autumn 2007.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 624 to 642. Includes Choice Supermarket, Jaymins Newsagents, Golden cafe, Chilli Rice Chinese Takeaway, Ladbrokes (Betting Shop), Worldwide Tel-Net (International telephone and Internet cafe), Amber Dental Laboratories (Duplicate Dentures), Ceylan Supermarket and Off Licence, Nelly's Mini Cabs, Tuck and Norris' Hardware House.
*Acacia Road was laid out by 1864 and occupation of its terraces began in 1876.
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 608 to 618. Includes William Hill (Betting Shop), Cozy Chicken Takeaway, Lordship Dry Cleaners and Launderers, Brothers Bakery, Altindis Supermarket and Off Licence, John's Fish Bar (Kebabs, Southern Fried Chicken, Burgers takeaway).
*The Lordship Pub: Formerly the Rat & Carrot. Originally His Lordship's Tavern opened by 1875.

Perth Road to The Roundway (A1080)


*Perth Road
*Chapmans Green: A very small but attractive park in traditional style with bowls and tennis. It holds a Green Flag award [ [http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/winners/winners_detail.asp?sectionId=22&parentId=23&pageId=23&awardId=GF&gsId=GF00603 Green Flag Award - The National Standard for Parks and Green Spaces] ] .

*Granville Road

*Unnamed Court: Its entrance is on Granville Road.
*Pickering Court: Its entrance is on Granville Road.

*Two pairs of semi-detached houses: Numbers 578 to 584.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 558 to 576. Includes Accountancy Services, Ames Frames (vacant), Ames Glass, Demos & Sons Plumbing Supplies (4 units), 2 vacant units, Demos & Sons (2 units).
*Eldon Road

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 554 to 556. Includes Vacant unit (was Best Kanat Ocakbasi Kebab Restaurant), Supers Save Food and Wine.
*Pair of semidetached houses: Numbers 550 to 552. Used as offices.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 532 to 548. Includes TFL Supermarket, Lordship Free Off Licence, Alley way to rear, Mario's Portuguese Grocery and Delicatessen, Vacant triple unit (was Electrical cash and carry), Laundrette, Hairdresser.
*Ellenborough Court: Apartment block.
*Ellenborough Road: pedestrian access only.

*Lordship Lane Junior School: Built in 1905 on land formerly belonging to Graingers farm. Opened in 1906 when a temporary school in Gladstone Avenue (opened 1889) transferred here. In the old photograph Ellenborough Road is on the left, Boreham Road is on the right and the Junior School is on the left. The tram is at the point where the Roundway and Downhills Way were laid out in the 1920s.
*School Caretakers House.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 512 to 520 - Sirwan food Centre, Cleopatra Hair & Beauty, Alan Ray Optometrists, Bod's Bagel Bakery.

*Tintern Road
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 492 to 510 - Chicken Express (Fried Chicken), Bridal House (by Maria), Melita Florist, Costcutter (convenience store), King Neptune Fish Bar, Tropical Fashion (Asian-European Saris, etc), Step Ahead Dry Cleaners, M K Television (TV, video, satellite sales & repair), Lordship Lane cafe, Dali Tyres.
*Grainger Road is named after Graingers Farm on whose former land it was laid out.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 482 to 490. Includes Temple Wines (off licence), Dbniz Barber, Asamli Konak Restaurant, Lordship Lane Post Office (Kiani Stores).

*A10 Corner Site: Formerly a used car sales lot with a small attractive wooden “office” with veranda, in the style of a traditional cricket pavilion. Now a seven storey apartment block that is somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the architecture in the area. The ground floor includes a Police patrol office (no public access) and a Ladbrokes betting shop.

*A1080 The Roundway: A major radial road into London which here reduces from a dual carriageway to a two way road. It was laid out in the 1930s and marks the boundary between N22 and N17.

The Roundway (A1080) to The Roundway (A10)


*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 460 to 470. Includes Oykum Supermarket, vacant unit, Lordship King Kebabs, Can Elbistan Social Club, Sun On Noodle Bar, Tower Cafe.

*Turnant Road
*Edge of Tower Gardens estate: Numbers 388 to 458. At the beginning of the twentieth century the London County Council Acquired 179 acres of fields to the north of the lane and by 1910 forty eight acres had been laid out on 'garden suburb' principles.In Times Past (Wood Green and Tottenham with West Green and Harringay), Peter Curtis, Hornsey Historical Society, 1995.] The estate is now a conservation area.
*Kevelioc Road named after Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 342 to 384 - Lordship Flooring, Vacant, Unnamed Office, JVJ Tropical Foods & Vegetables (Ugandan, African and Caribbean), Queens Wine (off licence), Simply Outgrown (Baby toys and equipment), Home Appliance Center (Sales & Service - primarily serving the local Turkish community), Links Travel (primarily serving the local Somalian community), Mezopotamya Meat Market (wholesale Halal chicken butcher), Kim News (newsagent), International Internet cafe, Diamonds In Our Hair (Hair & Beauty for the local afro caribbean community), Rose Supermarket ( English, Turkish, Greek, Africa, Caribbean Food Store).

*Waltheof Avenue named after Waltheof II, Earl of Northumbria.
*Tower Gardens edge (Continued): Numbers 276 to 338.
*Walden Road

*Tower Gardens edge (Continued): 212 to 274.

*Awlfield Avenue is named after a former farm that adjoined All Hallows Church (cf) and over whose land it runs. In 1619 the field to the north of Lordship Lane at this point was called Little Awle Feilde (sic) [M02] .
*Tower Gardens Estate edge (Continued): Numbers 140 to 210.
*Bennington Road

*Unnamed Parade of three shops with flats above. Numbers 132 to 138. Includes Vin Newsagents and an unnamed second hand furniture shop [Curiously, when asked for his trading name the proprietor declined to give one.] (occupying 2 units).
*A small wall in grey engineering brick here is the only sign of the culvert where the river Moselle crosses under Lordship Lane. The former rural character of the lane is very clear in the old photograph. The Broadwater Farm buildings can be seen on the left in the distance and the semi-permanent flooding of the lane in front of them is just evident. This was probably overflow from the farm pond which was fed by a culvert from the Moselle to the south (see maps). The Moselle itself crosses under the lane at the white bridge. The gas lamp by the bridge is noteworthy. By 1910 the land on the right (north) had been used to build the Tower Gardens estate. The Moselle was definitely bridged here in 1619 whilst a bridge in Berry (now Lordship) Lane is first mentioned in 1397.

*Edge of the Peabody Tottenham estate: Numbers 80 to 86, entrance, 88 to 124, entrance, 126 to 130. One hundred and fifty four terraced cottages were built in 1907. These were funded by a trust set up by George Peabody to build housing for the needy. In 2006 the estate buildings that edge Lordship Lane were auctioned of piecemeal for refurbishment by private individuals. This seems a missed opportunity given the ongoing Tottenham regeneration project. How much better for the streetscape to have refurbished them externally in a sympathetic and consistent manner, placed a conservation order on them and then sold them off.

*A10 The Roundway

The Roundway (A10) to Tottenham High Road (A1010)


*Unnamed Parade: Derelict buildings awaiting redevelopment. Numbers 58 to 62.
*Solus Accident Repair Centre: Numbers 52 to 56.
*Electricity Substation.

*Church Lane: Leads to All Hallows (Tottenham’s Parish Church) and Tottenham cemetery. The church was bestowed by David of Scotland in 1134. Its tower is 14thC. Much of the rest is original.

*Bruce Castle: At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) the Lord of the Manor was Waltheof, son of Gospatric, Earl of Northumberland. Both father and son are commemorated in the names of streets running off Lordship Lane, while the Earldom is commemorated in the name of an adjoining area called Northumberland Park. Bruce castle is now the Haringey Museum of Local History including an Archive and Library. The grounds form an attractive park, bordered by a wall that is long, high and apparently very old.

*Entrance to Bruce Castle Park.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 28 to 34. Four vacant shops (formerly The Park Shop Off-licence and Grocery, a newsagents & Buy & Sell Estate Agents (2 units)) and a bus stop.

*Bruce Castle Road

*Gosport Engineering Company Limited: Number 26. The pillar box at the junction with Birckbeck Road is a GR.
*Birckbeck Road. There is a GR pillar box at the junction of Lordship Lane and Birckbeck Road.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 20 to 24. Five Star Supermarket and Second Time Around - used furniture (2 units).

*Railway Bridge: Formerly carried the Great Eastern Railway line from Liverpool Street Station to Enfield. Now Railtrack.
*Terrace: Numbers 8 to 18. Dated 1826. "Bruce Terrace, a modest yellow-brick row, stands neglected by the railway line in Lordship Lane; it was built by an early-19th-century iron-founder, Thomas Finney, and some of the houses retain iron steps which were laid at the gate-ways instead of stone slabs."

*Terrace: Numbers 2 to 6.

*Pembury Road

*Gas Showrooms: The old photograph has the eastern end of the lane on the left. On its north side is the Gas Board building, now owned by Haringey council. The domes are green copper.

*Junction with A1010 (Tottenham) High Road

outh Side, East to West

Tottenham High Road (A1010) to Bruce Grove (A10)


*Junction with A1010 (Tottenham) High Road

*Millicent Fawcett Court: A small, award-winning deck access council estate, built 1969-70 comprising three blocks arranged as an elongated "u", the long axis running north-south, about four stories high. None of the flats has a Lordship Lane address. Numbers 1 to 19 were (presumably) demolished to make way for it. Named after Millicent Fawcett, suffragist and early feminist. The eastern part of the estate is built over the Moselle River, which was re-culverted during construction of the estate. There have been buildings on this site since at least 1619 [M02] .

*Pembury Road
*Semi-Detached Houses: Numbers 21 and 23.
*Railway Bridge: Low, 13'6" (which limits bus services on this section of the lane to single deckers). Formerly the Great Eastern Railway line from Liverpool Street Station to Enfield. Now Railtrack.
*Newlyn Road
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 25 to 37. Tottenham Sauna, UK to Monde entier - money transfer and freight services predominantly to Francophone Africa (formerly Aqua Parts - hydroponic supplies), C Porter Limited & Waste Management Limited - Waste management, control and disposal (formerly Nichlos Holdings), Kings - Pizzas, chicken, ribs, burgers to take away, Lordship Double Glazing.
*Terrace: Numbers 39 to 53. Victorian. 39 & 41 may be earlier and form a small parade occupied by Lordship Double Glazing.
*Elsden Road
*Terrace: Numbers 55 to 63. Victorian.

*Enfield Magistrates Court:The Probation Service is housed in a modern building on the same site at number 71.

*Bruce Castle Court: An attractive fifties style apartment block with 50's metal framed windows. Now spoilt by out of character double glazing (which is undoubtedly warmer but bland). In 1619 this site was called Slaughter House Yard [M02] .

*A10 Bruce Grove

Bruce Grove (A10) to Lordship Recreation Ground


*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 119 to 127. Including a Doctor's Surgery, a vacant unit (formerly The Shunting Yard), Blue Nile Salon, J T Motor Services - former Lada main dealer (two units).

*The Elmhurst Hotel: Built 1903.

*Broadwater Road
*Terrace: Numbers 133 to 149.
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 151 to 157. Includes Shanghai City - Chinese and Fish & Chips Take Away, Lords Burger & Kebab Center, Golge Kuafor - Ladies Hair Salon, Ladbrokes.
*Lordsmead Road
*Number 159b Angel Limited Estate Agents, Letting Management.
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 159 to 165. Includes Cafe Marina Portuguese Delicatessen and Wines, Anonymous office, Scissors Place Afro-Caribbean Unisex Hair Studio, Hair Craft European Unisex Hair Salon.

*Terrace: Numbers 167 to 181.
*Mount Pleasant Road The old photograph shows preparations to lay the Metropolitan Electric Tramway Company’s route from Wood Green to Bruce Grove, opened in 1904. The turning on the right is Mount Pleasant Road. In the far distance the Elmhurst Public House is on the right and Bruce castle is on the left. The fields on the left were used in 1907 for the Peabody Estate.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 183 to 205. Includes Pizza GoGo, Deeqow Cafe & Bar, Buse Supermarket & Off-licence (English, Turkish, Greek, Polish, Continental), Best Chicken, Phillip's Chemist, Alleyway (rear access) Cheap International call & Internet cafe, Ay Temiz Kasap - Butcher, The Chocolate Box - English, West Indian, Afro-Caribbean, East European, Polish Supermarket & Off Licence, Pound Shop, Yasmin Supermarket & Off Licence. The parade stands on the former Mount Pleasant Fields, once a favourite camping ground for Gypsies. In the old photograph one of their caravans stands on the projected Wimborne Road. The newly cut Mount Pleasant Road disappears over the hill to the left.

*Moira Close (Pedestrians only) was purportedly laid out on the site of the former Broadwater Farm buildings. The farm was on the south side of the lane. The former, semi-permanent flooding of the lane at this point is evident in the old photograph.

*Terrace: Numbers 209 to 237. Built c1935.
*Lordship Lane Clinic: Opened 2007. More information from the [http://www.haringey.nhs.uk/services/community_clinics/lordship_lane_clinic.shtm Haringey NHS Website] .
*Lido Estate: Laid out on the site of the former Lordship Lane Lido. The Lido was opened on 5th June 1937 by Mayor J H Morrell and officially called "The Tottenham Lido". It cost £30,000. It replaced the "Old Marshes Bath" after a long process begun in 1930 and delayed by the 1931 financial crisis and difficulty in getting Ministry of Health approval. It was a very popular summer attraction for many years. Attendance fell during a run of poor summers in the late 1970s and early 80's. It was finally closed in 1985 as a cost cutting measure by Haringey council. See [http://homepage.ntlworld.com/oliver.merrington/lidos/lidos1closed.htm#tottenham Lidos in London no longer open, Tottenham Lido] . Numbers 241A/B 243A/B 245A.
*Lido Square
*Lido Estate continued: Numbers 247A/B to 249A/B.
*Driveway to Haringey Building Services (Homes for Haringey) depot.

*Speyquest Limited Car Repair Centre: On the site of a former petrol filling station. Number 255
*Two small commercial units: Number 257. Supreme Motors & The Fineprint Company.
*Terrace: Numbers 259 to 269. Built c1935.
*Access to alleyway at rear of 259 to 289.
*Terrace: Numbers 271 to 289. Built c1935.
*Somerset Close
*Terrace: Numbers 293 to 331. Built c1935.

Lordship Recreation Ground to Downhills Way (B155)


*Public Toilets: This is (believed to be) a listed building.

*Lordship Recreation Ground: Opened in 1932 on about 100 acres of the former Broadwater Farm acquired by Tottenham Urban District Council. In the intervening years it has shrunk somewhat as the edges have been nibbled at for development, especially for the infamous Broadwater Farm estate built in the early 1970s. The river Moselle runs through the centre of the park [http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/community_and_leisure/greenspaces/parks_and_open_spaces_parks_facilities/lordshiprec.htm Haringey Council - Lordship Rec Ground Profile] (accessed 31/01/2008)] .

*Atlas Equipment Works: Suppliers of bakery equipment, industrial machinery and industrial equipment.

*Terrace: Numbers 341 to 385. Built c1935. The trio shown in the second picture are particularly attractive having retained their original doors, windows and (possibly) gates.

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 387 to 403b - Vanvastan Lodge Limited, DF Direct Furniture, Caynu-Shamsi Cafe & Restaurant, PCP & Company Accountants, Cigal Telecom, Vacant unit (formerly Architectural & Graphic Design), Tyres 4 Us, Car sales room (formerly Ace Furniture), The Laundromat, Güzelyurt Kahvesi (Social club - members only), Choice Indian & Bengali Restaurant (take away only - delivery available).

*Walpole Road named after Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.

*Nicolas House A parade spanning numbers 405 to 419 - Lordship Lane Tyres, Lordship Lane Snooker Club, International Hair for Men, Pinar (Domestic & commercial kitchenware & equipment specialist), The New Moon (pub - free house), Sirwan Süpermarket and Off Licence, S C Pelentrides & Co Solicitors.

*A10 Corner: Purpose built as a used car showroom for a dealer specialising in rare/performance cars (Panther DeVilles and such like). Out of keeping but low rise so relatively unobtrusive. Tradition has it that the original owner went out of business due to prosecution for clocking. Now a crowded and cluttered furniture showroom - Beds Direct.
*B155 [Downhills Way] - laid out in the 1930s.

Downhills Way (B155) to Moselle Avenue


*The Poachers Pub: Free house reopened in 2006. Formerly "Moon Under Water" a Wetherspoons pub named after George Orwell's essay on the perfect pub. The board outside continued to carry an incongruous portrait of Orwell even under the new name.
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 425b to 435 - Mega Pound Shop, William Hill (Betting), D A K Supermarket and Off Licence (closed), Filiz Hair and Beauty, Dixy Fried Chicken, Abee Signs & Banners (Signs, banners & computer repairs).

*Westbury Avenue

*Doctors Surgery: Westbury Medical Centre. Built on the site of the former Graingers farmhouse and buildings.
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 439 to 465 - J Lord Chemist, vacant unit, Dostlar Social Club, Lordship Cooker Centre, Fashions by EB, The Welcome Inn (pub), Lordship Furnishers and Fast Beds, Unlu Newsagents, Computer & Laptop center, Marina Kebab and Burger House, Talbot's Professional Services (Surveyors and Valuers).

*Boreham Road

*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 467 to 483 - Sila Ocakbasi Restaurant, Lordship Lane Internet Cafe, Cross Chemist, Bushey Car Spares, Flower Creations (Florist), Zeming Chinese Takeaway, Posh Pets (Pet Supplies & Dog Grooming Studio), Sinan Kuafor (Ladies Hair Salon).

*Terrace: Numbers 485 to 491 (491 faces Mark Road, which runs off Gladstone Avenue almost parallel to Lordship Lane).
*Gladstone Avenue named after William Ewart Gladstone, a 19th century Prime Minister of Great Britain.

*Terrace: Numbers 493 to 509 (493 faces Gladstone Avenue). Lies on the edge of the [http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/community_and_leisure/neighbourhoods/noelpark-2/historyofnoelpark.htm Noel Park] estate, which was mostly built between 1882 and 1907.

*Farrant Avenue

*Terrace: Numbers 515 to 529. Noel Park estate continued.

*Morley Avenue

*Terrace: Numbers 535 to 545. Noel Park estate continued.

Moselle Avenue to Wood Green High Road (A105)


*Moselle Avenue named after the nearby river Moselle.

*Terrace: Numbers 551 to 569. Noel Park estate continued.

*Texaco: Petrol filling station.

*Coldham Court: apartment block. In 1619 this site was part of a field called Coldhams Grove [M02] .

*Small cleared site undergoing redevelopment to apartments.
*Andrula Court:

*Wood Green Animal Shelter: Number 601. Formerly a double fronted detached house. Opened as the Animal Shelter in 1924.

*Semi-Detached: Numbers 603 to 609. Number 609 is now incorporated into Solus Accident Repair Centre (formerly Deejay Accident Repair Centre), which extends into number 611.
*Vera Court:
*Semi-Detached: Numbers 615 to 617.
*Terrace: Number 619 to 621.
*Unnamed Parade: Numbers 623 to 627. Two empty units, Peter's Barber Salon.
*Salisbury Road named after Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, a 19th century Prime Minister of Great Britain.
*Terrace: Numbers 629 to 635.

*Lyndum Court:

*Terrace: Numbers 643 to 651.
*Coombe Road
*Terrace: Numbers 653 to 659. Number 655 is occupied by The Guardian Light.

*Telephone Exchange:

*Double fronted: Number 665.
*Cleared site awaiting redevelopment. Formerly Wood Green Conservative Club.
*Suraj House:
*Vincent Road

*Vincent Square: Former Council Flats.

*Mecca Bingo: From the 1920s the site of the former City Bus company depot. After Nationalisation in 1947, the depot and starting point of the Eastern National routes to Southend and Westcliff. The building and forecourt were used for the non-studio scenes in the 1970s British TV series On the Buses. Services ceased in the early 1980s and the building was redeveloped as a W H Smith 'Do-it-all' centre. In the 1990s this was converted into the Bingo Hall.

*Site undergoing redevelopment: A Congregational Chapel opened on this site in 1864. It became the Haringey Arts Centre in 1965, then went into commercial use. It was demolished in 2005. A large apartment complex is under construction.

*Redvers Road

*Hollywood Green Showcase Cinema: For most of the twentieth century the Lordship Lane frontage of this site accommodated the Cinematograph Theatre building and Burridge and Company, undertakers. The Cinematograph was a purpose built cinema. It opened in 1910 and closed in the late 1920s. The building then became Garner's furniture depository and housed Harry Boult's School of Dancing on the first floor. In more recent years it become an indoor market hall. Both buildings were demolished in 1999 to make way for Hollywood Green a six screen cinema. Also visible in the old photograph is H D Chesser, Farrier (or Blacksmith) which survived as a going concern from 1770 to 1920s. There has been a building at the far west of the lane since at least 1619 [M02] .

*Spouters Corner: Was first used for a political meeting in 1867 by the Reform League. By the end of the nineteenth century the common land here had became a venue for stump orators and political gatherings, thereby acquiring its name. Its significance increased during the First World War and the inter-war years. It was also an assembly point for contracting local labour before Labour Exchanges were introduced in 1910. In the post war years it attracted both local and national political figures and saw CND meetings in the late 1950s and 1960s. In more recent years its use has waned as political speakers have favoured the forecourt of the Central Library. But it accommodates a large fir tree each Christmas.
*Junction with A105 Wood Green High Road.

Transport

Underground

Wood Green tube station is at the western end of Lordship Lane. It is served by the Piccadilly Line.

Buses

Bus routes 123, 144, 243, 318 and W3 serve the lane:
*123 (Wood Green to Ilford) serves the central section of the lane between Westbury Avenue and Bruce Grove.
*144 (Muswell Hill to Edmonton Green) serves the western end of the lane between Wood Green tube station to The Roundway (West Arm).
*243 (Wood Green to Waterloo) runs from its terminus at Wood Green tube station to Bruce Castle where it turns off down Bruce Grove.
*318 (North Middlesex Hospital to Stamford Hill) serves the eastern end of the lane between Tottenham High Road and The Roundway (East Arm).
*W3 (Finsbury Park to Northumberland Park) serves a short stretch of the western end of the lane between Wood Green tube station and Perth Road.

Other

A Channel 4 News report revealed that in 2004/5, Haringey Council collected £3.2m in fines for traffic offences occurring in the street, a figure greater than any other street in the country [ [http://www.channel4.com/news/special-reports/special-reports-storypage.jsp?id=3724 Millions in parking fines issued] Channel 4 News 2006-10-26.] .

CCTV

There are cameras (west to east):
*At the west end of Lordship Lane, opposite the junction with Wood Green High Road
*Opposite Sprouters Corner
*Opposite Morley Avenue
*Opposite Boreham Road
*At the east end of Lordship Lane, opposite the junction with Tottenham High Road

Maps (in chronological order)

[M01] Survey of woods and groves in Edmonton, Tottenham and Enfield in Middlesex for the Dean and Chapter of St. Pauls by Israel Amyce, Surveyor, 1599; Gdl, MS 18798.
[M02] Map of Tottenham 1619 accompanying the Earl of Dorset's survey 6" BCM.
[M03] John Ogilby’s Map of Middlesex c1677.
[M04] Edward Wyburd's Survey and Plan 1718.
[M05] John Warburton Map of the City of London and Middlesex 1749.
[M06] Topographic Map of The County of Middlesex 1754 by John Rocque (Reprinted by LMAS 1971).
[M07] Extract from John Carey Map of Middlesex 1793.
[M08] 1798 Tottenham Plan for Wyburd Survey by Henry Piper Spurling, by Jonathon and William Newton, 1817; BCM.
[M09] Facsimile of the OS's Drawings of the London Area 1799–1808 OSD 152/Serial #104 Hampstead 2" to 1 mile London Topographical Survey Publication Number 144 (1991).
[M10] Milne's Land use map of Middlesex 1800.
[M11] A New Map of Middlesex by John Cary 1802.
[M12] Extract from a map of Tottenham, 1818. Drawn by Jonathon and William Newton for Robinson's History and Antiques of Tottenham. based on a 1798 survey.
[M13] Survey of Middlesex 1818 - 17 2" to 1 mile.
[M14] Greenwood's map of Middlesex, 1819.
[M15] OS 1822 Sheet 71 London (David and Charles Ed. 1969) was sheet 7 of 1" old series.
[M16] Tithe Commissioner's Map of Tottenham 1844.
[M17] Ducketts Farm Fields Map c1846.
[M18] OS 1864 of Middlesex, Parish of Tottenham 1st edition 25".
[M19] OS 1869-82 1st edition (25 inch).
[M20] OS 1873 1st edition, Middlesex sheet XII.
[M21] OS 1894-96, London sheet 3, Middlesex sheet VII 15 1:2500 (25 inch).
[M22] OS 1894–1937 Sheet III 14, 15, 16, 17, 26 (5 ft) Middlesex.
[M23] 1st edition (5 ft) Middlesex.
[M24] 1895 2nd edition London Sheet III 14, 15, 16, 17, 26 (5 ft).
[M25] 1894-1922 Land Registry Series Sheet III 14, 15, 16, 17, 26 (5 ft).
[M26] OS 1896 (6 inch). May be County Series and three sheets: Essex, London & Middlesex.
[M27] Railways into Wood green circa 1900.
[M28] OS 1912 - 14 (3rd edition) (25 inch).
[M29] OS 1920 (6 inch). May be County Series and three sheets: Essex, London & Middlesex.
[M30] 1934-9 LCC Revised OS Sheet III 14, 15, 16, 17, 26 (5 ft).
[M31] 251935-7 OS Revised (5 ft) Sheet III 14, 15, 16, 17, 26.
[M32] LCC 1940 (25 inch).
[M33] OS 1946 (6 inch). May be County Series and three sheets: Essex, London & Middlesex.

References

The maps are also references.

External links

* [http://www.busesatwork.co.uk/Routes/243.htm History of Bus Route 243]
* [http://www.busesatwork.co.uk/Routes/123_2.htm History of Bus Route 123]
* [http://wikimapia.org/#lat=51.598541&lon=-0.10128&z=16&l=0&m=h&v=2 Lordship Lane: Wood Green to The Roundway at WikiMapia]
* [http://wikimapia.org/#lat=51.598507&lon=-0.084372&z=16&l=0&m=h&v=2 Lordship Lane: The Roundway (West Arm) to The Roundway (East Arm) at WikiMapia]
* [http://wikimapia.org/#lat=51.598574&lon=-0.072677&z=17&l=0&m=h&v=2 Lordship Lane: The Roundway to Tottenham High Road at WikiMapia]


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