Hornsey & Crouch End Journal, 14 November 2007
This is all that remains of a house that collapsed last week while work was being carried out to prevent it subsiding.
The Victorian end-of-terrace, on the north side of Cavendish Road on the Harringay Ladder, collapsed on Sunday, November 4.
Harringay ward councillor Karen Alexander (Liberal Democrat) told the Journal: "One of the houses has completely collapsed and the house on the other side of the passage is being held up by scaffolding. The house is almost entirely demolished. It is quite a shocking sight. I was quite astounded when I saw it."
The Journal understands that underpinning work was being carried out on the property and the property on the other side of the Harringay Passage, which are both said to be suffering from subsidence.
Rumours that the incident was due to a collapsed Victorian sewer running underneath the footpath were quashed by Thames Water, which said it had not received any calls to that location or complaints.