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Tottenham 1950s: A picture taken at the junction of Bruce Grove railway station with Tottenham High Road.
Credit: Fred Ivey


Tottenham High Road is the successor to Ermine Street, the Roman road from London to Lincoln and York.

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A settlement is recorded at Tottenham in the Domesday Survey of 1086, and a manor house existed by 1254, on or near the site of Bruce Castle. Known historically as Tottenham Street, the High Road was an important northern route into London, reflected in the number of inns that existed to service travellers. The linear settlement grew along the High Road and the village centre, as such, was marked by the adjacent Green and the High Cross, commemorating the medieval wayside cross that once stood there.

By the 16th century Tottenham was a favoured rural retreat for city merchants, a number of whom had mansions along the High Road. The High Road’s development over the next two centuries reflects Tottenham’s continuing attraction as a place of residence for wealthy Londoners. It also became noted for its schools, including several private boarding schools, and numerous charitable and religious foundations.

Thomas Clay’s map of Tottenham (1619) for the Earl of Dorset, owner of Tottenham Manor, depicts the High Road with intermittent buildings along its frontage, others set back within enclosed grounds, and concentrations around High Cross and near the northern parish boundary. Farmland or private grounds bordered much of the road, with no buildings between Stamford Hill and Tottenham Green. The main east-west thoroughfares linking Tottenham with Hornsey and Wood Green were established: the present White Hart Lane, Philip Lane, Berry Lane (Lordship Lane); Blackhope Lane (West Green Road) and Chisley Lane (St Ann’s Road). Eastwards, as-yet un-named, Marsh Lane (Park Lane) ran along the course of the Garbell Ditch, and High Cross Lane (Monument Way) and Broad Lane respectively linked High Cross and Page Green with The Hale.

The advent of daily coach services to London in 1823, and omnibuses in 1839, made Tottenham attainable for less-affluent sectors of the middle class. artisans would have lived in proximity to wealthier residents, while the dwellings of the poor, often unmapped, have vanished without record. As Peter Guillery comments in The Small House in Eighteenth Century London (2004) ‘some affluent commuters had very big houses... but there were other kinds of houses here too.
The Northern & Eastern Railway, opened in 1840, promoted some eastward spread from the High Road, most notably Northumberland Park; by 1864 no fields bordered the High Road north of Tottenham Green. The opening of the Liverpool Street-Edmonton branch of the Great Eastern Railway in 1872, with reduced workmen’s fares, instigated a development boom in Tottenham, targeted mainly at the lower-middle and skilled working classes.

By 1894 much of the hinterland of the High Road, particularly the west side, was developed with terraced housing, and by 1913 the land between the High Road and Tottenham Hale was extensively developed. In 1894 Tottenham, now separated from Wood Green, became an Urban District, and a new civic hub was created in the Green. Between 1861-1891 the population rose from 13,240 to 97,174; by 1931 (now excluding Wood Green) it had risen to 157,752. The outward spread of housing continued apace in the inter-war years; by the 1930s the fields, orchards and gardens between Tottenham and Wood Green had all but disappeared.

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Bruce Grove:   Bruce Grove is a ward in Tottenham, enclosed by Lordship Recreation Ground, Lordship Lane, Philip Lane, and the High Road.
Devonshire Hill Farm:   Devonshire Hill Farm was part of the manorial land owned by the Curtis family.


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, N17 · Acacia Avenue, N17 · Academia Way, N17 · All Hallows Road, N17 · Arnold Road, N15 · Arnold Road, N17 · Awlfield Avenue, N17 · Awlfield Road, N17 · Balliol Road, N17 · Barkham Road, N17 · Beaufoy Road, N17 · Bedwell Road, N17 · Bennington Road, N17 · Birkbeck Road, N17 · Brereton Road, N17 · Bruce Castle Road, N17 · Bruce Grove, N17 · Brunswick Square, N17 · Butterfield Close, N17 · Cambridge Gardens, N17 · Campbell Road, N17 · Carrick Gardens, N17 · Castleford Close, N17 · Cavell Road, N17 · Cedar Road, N17 · Cemetery Road, N17 · Champa Close, N17 · Chapel Place, N17 · Chesnut Grove, N17 · Chesnut Road, N17 · Church Lane, N17 · Church Road, N17 · Clacton Road, N17 · College Road, N17 · Commercial Road, N17 · Compton Crescent, N17 · Compton Cresent, N17 · Courtman Road, N17 · Creighton Road, N17 · Cumberton Road, N17 · Dalbys Crescent, N17 · Daubeney Gardens, N17 · Daubeney Road, N17 · Dawlish Road, N17 · De Quincey Road, N17 · Dequincey Road, N17 · Devon Close, N17 · Devonia Gardens, N17 · Devonshire Gardens, N17 · Devonshire Hill Lane, N17 · Devonshire Road, N17 · Deyncour Road, N17 · Deyncourt Road, N17 · Dorothy Smith Lane, N17 · Dowsett Road, N17 · Durban Road, N17 · Edmansons Close, N17 · Eleanor Close, N15 · Elmhurst Road, N17 · Elsden Mews, E2 · Elsden Road, N17 · Factory Lane, N17 · Fairbanks Road, N17 · Falconer Court, N17 · Felixstowe Road, N17 · Fenton Road, N17 · Flexmere Road, N17 · Forest Gardens, N17 · Forster Road, N17 · Frontier Works, N17 · Fryatt Road, N17 · Gascoigne Close, N17 · Gedeney Road, N17 · Gospatrick Road, N17 · Great Cambridge Road, N17 · Gretton Road, N17 · Hamilton Close, N17 · Hampden Lane, N17 · Hartham Road, N17 · Headcorn Road, N17 · Hebden Terrace, N17 · Henningham Road, N17 · High Road, N17 · Holcombe Road, N17 · James Place, N17 · Jellicoe Road, N17 · Kemble Road, N17 · Kenmare Drive, N17 · Kevelioc Road, N17 · Kimberley Road, N17 · King Street, N17 · Kings Road, N17 · Laburnum Avenue, N17 · Ladysmith Road, N17 · Lamford Close, N17 · Larkspur Close, N17 · Lido Square, N17 · Lordship Lane, N17 · Marshall Road, N17 · MAYFAIR GARDENS, N17 · Millmead Business Centre Millmead Road, N17 · Mitchley Road, N17 · Monument Way, N15 · Monument Way, N17 · Moorefield Road, N17 · Moorfield Road, N17 · Morteyne Road, N17 · Moselle Street, N17 · Newlyn Road, N17 · Nicholson Court, N17 · Orchard Place, N17 · Parkhurst Road, N17 · Peabody Cottages, N17 · Peabody Estate, N17 · Peacock Industrial Estate, N17 · Pembury Drive, N17 · Pembury Road, N17 · Penniston Close, N17 · Peregrine Road, N17 · Pretoria Road, N17 · Princes Street, N17 · Prospect Place, N17 · Queen Street, N17 · Radley Road, N17 · Railway Arch, N17 · Reed Road, N17 · Reform Row, N17 · Rivulet Road, N17 · Rosebay Drive, N17 · Roseland Close, N17 · Rowland Hill Avenue, N17 · Rox House, N17 · Ruskin Road, N17 · Scales Road, N17 · Scotland Green, N17 · Selkirk Court, N17 · Shobden Road, N17 · Somerset Road, N17 · Sperling Road, N17 · Spigurnell Road, N17 · Spottons Grove, N17 · St Loys Road, N17 · St Mary’s Close, N17 · Steele Road, N17 · Stockton Gardens, N17 · Stockton Road, N17 · Stoleleigh Court, N17 · Stoneleigh Road, N17 · Tamar Way, N17 · Tent City, W12 · Tent City, W3 · Tenterden Road, N17 · Teynton Terrace, N17 · The Green, N17 · The Roundway, N17 · Tower Gardens Road, N17 · Trafalgar Avenue, N17 · Walden Road, N17 · Waltheof Avenue, N17 · Waltheof Gardens, N17 · Warkworth Road, N17 · Weir Hall Road, N17 · Whitbread Close, N17 · Whitehall Street, N17 · Whitley Road, N17 · William Street, N17 · Willoughby Lane Industrial Estate, N17 · Winchelsea Road, N17 · Woodside Gardens, N17 ·


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