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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!


Interesting for several things, including:

  • Duckett's Common - called Duckett's Green and shown as one entity along with the bit of green on the east of the road.
  • Still empty spaces along the eastern side of Green Lanes Between Salisbury Road and West Green Road.
  • And look at the lovely big villas along Seven Sisters Road to the east of Finsbury Park - half of them on the north side with gardens running right down to the river.

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): historical map, map, st ann's railway tunnels
Albums: Old Harringay Maps & Plans (Historical)

Comment by Hugh on May 5, 2013 at 23:23

Here's an extract - I need to get the map properly scanned, then I'll add it to the site. It was sent to me by HoL member Richard Haddingham. Once it's copied it'll be on its way to Bruce Castle. That's a great place to see if you can find any answers to your land transfer question:

Comment by Hugh on May 5, 2013 at 23:28

I'd forgotten, years back I this animation, blending the 17th century map with a Google map:

Comment by Hugh on May 5, 2013 at 23:36

....and here's a fragment of the 1798 Wyburd map showing late 18th century boundaries:

Comment by StephenBln on May 6, 2013 at 0:38

Chestnuts Park was originally the grounds of the large house 'Chestnuts' which stood in the grounds close to Cornwall Road. After WW2, the house was used a the local maternity clinic. I'm not sure when exactly it was demolished. After I left the UK, so post 1983.

In the 50s & 60s, the park was more commonly known as Woodlands Park. The school also had that name. But the clinic was always referred to as Chestnuts clinic.

Comment by StephenBln on May 6, 2013 at 0:41

So Beans Green is now approx where the Beaconsfield pub stands.

Comment by Hugh on May 6, 2013 at 0:59

Unless you look at the 17th cent map which shows it in two places. So, I imagine it was the strip of common land that roughly equates with the length of Harringay's stretch of Green Lanes today.

Comment by Gina O on May 6, 2013 at 1:06

Fascinating, thanks. Doesn't it say "bridge" on the St Ann's map? I agree they do look like tunnels though.

Comment by Gina O on May 6, 2013 at 1:15

Just found this, which shows that far from being parkland, the space was full of buildings in 1901 http://www.workhouses.org.uk/MAB-NEFever/

Comment by Hugh on May 6, 2013 at 1:18

Yes, it says "Occupation Bridge". That refers to the rail line crossing the tunnel. The line over the tunnel at the end of Grafton Gardens that's still there is marked in exactly the same way. One of the residents of the ADC has told me that you can still see evidence of the tunnels today.

Comment by Gina O on May 6, 2013 at 1:22

Fascinating! I might go investigating... I find it quite funny to think there are tunnels as I have so often fantasized about digging a tunnel so that I don't have to go all the way round the hospital.

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