York Way, N1

Road in/near King's Cross, existing until now

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York Way has been a thoroughfare since the twelfth century.

York Way long formed the boundary between the parishes of St. Pancras and Islington. For its entire length York Way now forms the boundary between the London Boroughs of Islington and Camden. It only became York Way in the mid twentieth century but it is one of the most ancient roads in the north of London.

York Way was named ’Mayde Lane’ (1467) and ’Maiden Lane’ (1735) (commemorated in the Maiden Lane Estate, Maiden Lane Bridge - over the Regent’s Canal and the former Maiden Lane railway station). It became York Road in the 19th century, and the current name was adopted in 1938.

The historian Camden says, "It was opened to the public in the year 1300, and was then the principal road for all travellers proceeding to Highgate and the north." It was formerly called ’Longwich Lane’, and was generally kept in such a dirty, disreputable state as to be almost impassable in winter, and was so often complained of that the Bishop of London was induced to lay out a new road to Highgate Hill, so that a carrier might get to the north by avoiding Longwich Lane.

"The old and anciente highwaye to High Barnet, from Gray’s Inn and Clerkenwell," writes John Norden, in his ’Speculum Britanniæ’, "was through a lane to the east of Pancras Church, called Longwich Lane, from whence, leaving Highgate on the west, it passed through Tallingdon Lane, and so on to Crouche Ende, thence through Hornsey Great Park to Muswell Hill, Coanie Hatch, Fryene Barnete, and so on to Whetstone. This anciente waye, by reason of the deepness and dirtieness of the passage in the winter season, was refused by wayfaring men, carriers, and travellers, in regard, whereof, it is agreed between the Bishop of London and the countrie, that a new waye shall be laide forthe through Bishop’s Park, beginning at Highgate Hill, to leade directe to Whetstone, for which a certain tole should be paid to the Bishop, and for that purpose has a gate been erected on the hill, that through the same all travellers should pass, and be the more aptly staide for the tole."

At the southern end, after the main line King’s Cross station was the smaller suburban York Road station, with services both north and to Moorgate.

After the canal the road is adjacent to the former Kings Cross goods station and, standing on the corner of Bingfield Streetand, the red tiled surface building of the disused York Road Underground station is located. The station was closed in 1932 and was served by the Piccadilly line.

Between here and the former Maiden Lane railway station the road was rebuilt in the 2000s to enable the tunnel entrance for High Speed 1 to be constructed.

Near the northern end of the road was the Metropolitan Cattle Market; now the Market Estate and Caledonian Park.

The modern road passes the new Kings Place development, Bingfield Park, crosses the Regent’s Canal, and runs alongside the King’s Cross redevelopment area.

Source: British History Online



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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
British Library:   The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. Its building at St Pancras was the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century.
Copenhagen Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Kate Greenaway Nursery School and Children’s Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
King's Cross St Pancras:   King's Cross St Pancras is the biggest interchange station on the London Underground, serving six lines on four pairs of tracks as well as two National Rail stations.
Kings Cross Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Pancras:   St Pancras railway station, celebrated for its architecture, is built on the site of the St Pancras suburb of London.
Winton Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
The 'Royal Blue' horse omnibus outside 5 Euston Road (1912):   The bus carries route information and an advert for Selfridge's. The shops behind, including Boots the Chemist, Stewart & Wright's Cocoa Rooms and the Northumberland Hotel, are covered in advertisements.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acton Street, WC1X · Albion Yard, E1 · Albion Yard, N1 · All Saints Street, N1 · Argyle Square, WC1H · Balfe Street, N1 · Beaconsfield Street, N1C · Belgrove Street, WC1H · Bemerton Street, N1 · Birkenhead Street, WC1H · Boadicea Street, N1 · Britannia Street, WC1X · Brooke Street, WC1X · Caledonia Street, N1 · Canal Reach, N1C · Coach Road, N1C · Cowdenbeath Path, N1 · Crestfield Street, NW1 · Crestfield Street, WC1H · Crinan Street, N1 · Derby Lodge, WC1X · Edward Square, N1 · Euston Road, N1 · Field Street, WC1X · Gatti’s Wharf, N1 · Goods Way, N1C · Handyside Street, N1 · Handyside Street, N1C · Keystone Crescent, N1 · Killick Street, N1 · King’s Boulevard, N1C · King’s Cross Square, N1C · King’s Cross Station Concourse, WC1 · Kings Cross Bridge, N1 · Leeke Street, WC1X · Lorenzo Street, N1 · Lorenzo Street, WC1X · Lower Carriage Drive, W4 · Midland Road, N1C · Midland Road, NW1 · New Wharf Road, N1 · Northdown Street, N1 · Outram Place, N1 · Pancras Road, N1C · Pancras Square, N1C · Penton Rise, WC1X · Pentonville Road, WC1X · Railway Street, N1 · Regent’s Canal towpath, N1 · Regent’s Canal towpath, N1C · Regents Wharf, N1 · Southern Street, N1 · Spitfire Studios, N1 · St Chads Place, WC1X · St Chads Street, WC1H · St. Chad’s Street, WC1X · Stable Street, N1C · Stanmore Street, N1 · Swinton Street, WC1X · Terrett’s Place, N1 · The Circle, N1C · Tiber Gardens, N1 · Treaty Street, N1 · Twyford Street, N1 · Wellington Square, N1 · Weston Rise, N1 · Weston Rise, WC1X · Wharfdale Road, N1 · Wicklow Street, WC1X · Wynford Road, N1 · York Road Curve, N1 · York Way, N1 · York Way, N1C ·

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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