Myddleton Road, N22

Road, existing between the 1880s and now

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Road · The Underground Map · N22 ·
November
25
2018

Myddleton Road runs east-west from the High Road to Whittington Road.


The road was named after Sir Hugh Myddleton who completed the New River in 1609 to bring drinking water into London. In 1858, the route was shortened, bringing the New River through what became Bowes Park. There is a listed 19th century tunnel entrance adjacent to Myddleton Road.

The development of the present day Bowes Park began in 1843. Bowes Manor Farm sold off part of its land to the east of Bounds Green Road. This eventually became the Myddleton Road area.

A new railway line from Alexandra Palace station to Enfield was opened in 1871 and triggered development in the area between the railway line - Bowes Road, Wood Green High Road and Clarence Road. Bowes Park station subsequently opened in 1880.

Also in 1880, part of the Bowes Park estate was offered up for auction to ’persons seeking rural and salubrious residences’. Apart from development along the High Road, Lascotts Road, Myddleton Road, Marquis Road and Parkhurst Road were built. Encouraged by the national Liberal Land Company, development was extended to include Whittington Road, Palmerston Road and Sidney Road. By 1893, the development of Bowes Park extended to the west of the railway to include Brownlow Road.

Temperance covenants prevented the building of pubs in the area and Alderman Sidney donated land at the junction of Whittington Road and Palmerston Road for the new parish church of St Michaels at Bowes, which was completed in 1874. A modern church replaced it in 1988.

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