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Not the best picture in the world, but the only one I have Hornsey Brewery on Clarendon Road, taken from Hornsey Station. At this point it was run by Caffyn & Son. See this post in the History Group for more on the brewery.

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I haven't worked out what the nearby houses are and whether they[re ones that have survived. If you think you can, I'd be interested.

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Comment by Gerry N on January 8, 2016 at 2:24

Allotments? showing on railway land to RHS of the track perhaps suggesting a 1914-18 date or just after. Is the first bridge (before the signal box) the new river bridge with the next bridge after the box being Turnpike lane ?  I wonder what the large building behind the brewery with a curved roof in its centre is ? Also presumably the rail bridge over Turnpike Lane has been widened at some later date.

Comment by Hugh on January 8, 2016 at 8:31

I'd assumed it was part of the brewery. If you look at the 1893 OS, it looks to be an angled building. I'm guessing the the brewery is the L-shaped plot with a long tail running down to Clarendon Road. For interest, here's an image showing the point where Clarendon Road used to meet Turnpike Lane.

Comment by Gerry N on January 8, 2016 at 13:27

http://www.haimbresheeth.com/convivencia-in-turnpike-lane/   The trird map down shows the full length of Turnpike Lane & the Picture house. Could the Hornsey Brewery be just an advert on a building on the N side of Turnpike Lane-with the brewery itself behind it & further north ?  Someone must know what that massive extensive (industrial ? ) building is to the west of Clarendon Rd.  It does not look like a brewery to me. Also further North is an even bigger building at right angles to the first- you can see its long roof line, gable & chimney. Unusally on skyline, there is something like a tall tapered striped chimney ??

Comment by Hugh on January 8, 2016 at 18:08

The 1893 OS suggests that the long building with the chimney is part of the Hornsey Gas Works.

Comment by Joy Nichol on January 10, 2016 at 21:52

  Very interesting photos - Thanks Hugh! 

Comment by Gerry N on January 11, 2016 at 0:19

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw007401.  Those large buildings are all part of the extensive Gas Works.Originally there were 3 gasholders. Clarendon Road was the entrance approach to the Gas works with buildings bridging the road entrance ?? You can see these on the main upper photo just above the letter "e" on the watermarking.( between both sets of Telegraph poles)

The Gas Works must have been provided with vast quantities of coal by the railways from the large sidings alongside. I can not work out if there was a truck traverser for complete trucks or a conveyor belt connection from the much higher rail sidings  Tapered striped Chimney in distance is almost certainly part of the Barrett's sweet factory. Fabulous 4 part film here :-   http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/a-history-of-barratts-s...

Comment by Gerry N on January 11, 2016 at 0:57

Amazingly the floor slabs still exist of the large Gas Works building ( in the centre of the main photo). You can see them overgrown with shrubs on Google maps satelite to the west side of Mary Neunar Rd behind the long green fence.

The railway sidings beyond the signal box, which served the gas works, now have a brand new purpose as an enormous Rail shed, due to come into use with the new Thameslink 2 project.

I wonder what will eventually happen to the remaining unused gasholders !!

Comment by Hugh on January 11, 2016 at 11:03
Comment by S Williams on January 11, 2016 at 12:21

I saw someone mention allotments.  Does anyone know if there were also allotments north of the space occupied by Chettle Court and between the industrial estate - we're on Uplands and an older neighbour, who's since died, said that there used to be allotments between Uplands and the railway line. She also said there was a little stream.  I've never found any record of either?

Comment by Gerry N on January 11, 2016 at 12:41

The Great Eastern Railway may have allowed allotments along the whole railway line during the 1914-18 war ? But I have never read anything to prove/disprove this.

Bruce Castle Mus have a photo of Wood Green Station around 1914-18 ( now Alex Palace) showing every inch of the large sloping embankment covered with many allotments. This is the Bedford Road side. How long after the end of the First World War this was allowed is unknown, & whether it took place also in WW2 is a topic for research.

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