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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Turnpike Lane circa 1905 - Unwin Arms and Haringey Grove

A nice companion piece to a couple of pictures I posted back in 2014 of this stretch of Turnpike Lane. This picture gives a better idea of what Haringey Grove was like.

All these buildings and roads were sacrificed the second stage of the Haringey Grove Redevelopment Project and it closed in 1971. 

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Comment by Hugh on May 27, 2016 at 16:57

Should you not be clear on the former road geography of this spot, this map snippet from 1893 may help:

Comment by Lesley Ramm on May 27, 2016 at 17:28
My mum used to talk about Union Arms and always call the railway tunnel Unwind Arch
Comment by Richard Woods on May 27, 2016 at 17:39

Clarendon used to reach Turnpike of course and was opposite Haringey Grove. Now that is all new and bizarrely named Denmark Road! This long after I left but interestingly I do not recall in my time on the HJ (59-64) that 'Haringey Grove' was ever called in aid on the controversial decision to call the new borough Haringey?

Comment by Hugh on May 27, 2016 at 17:46

Denmark Road was there at the end of the 19th century, Richard. You should be able to see it on the map. I think Haringey Grove was just wiped off the map. 

Comment by Richard Woods on May 27, 2016 at 22:39

Thanks yet again - seems Haringey Grove was incorporated into Denmark Road when it was re-developed. But the stub of the Grove lives on - thanks to Google we can enjoy it even today...

Comment by Hugh on May 27, 2016 at 23:53

Well spotted Richard. I'd assumed it has been obliterated. I'm tying to remember what purpose that road served when the tower block was there. Anyone?

Comment by Richard Woods on May 28, 2016 at 0:00

On the 1893 map it is a cul-de-sac but now it connects with Denmark Road as part of that estate. Sorry... Miranda Sykes singing - have to go!

Comment by Hugh on May 28, 2016 at 1:05

I'm talking about the tower block built in the sixties before the current low-rise housing.

Comment by stephen nicholls on June 14, 2016 at 10:17
You mean Dylan Thomas House
Comment by Hugh on January 23, 2018 at 2:49

Here's a few more snippets of history on the pub.

Firtsly, from The Standard on May 26 1911 - from which we learn that there seems to have been a pub on the site from at least 1856. This was just six years after Hornsey Railway Station was opened and I imagine hoped to capitalise on the location nearby. In the same year life at Harringay House was still  in full swing under the stewardship of it's second owner, banker Edward Chapman.

Then from The Times on 11 June 1881:

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