Lea Bridge

Rail station, existing between 1840 and now

 HOME  ARTICLE  MAP  FULLSCREEN  STREETS  RECENT  BLOG  HELP  CONTACT 
Click here to log in on Facebook Advanced
MAPPING YEAR:1750180018301860190019302018Fullscreen map
Rail station · Lea Bridge · E10 · Contributed by The Underground Map
JUNE
12
2017
The Princess of Wales, Lea Bridge Road. Taken from the south side of Lea Bridge. 11 October 2005.
Credit: Fin Fahey

Lea Bridge is a district spanning an area separating the London Borough of Hackney from the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

In 1582 Mill Fields Lane ran from Clapton to Jeremy’s Ferry in the Leyton Marshes. At the same spot a timber bridge was built in 1745, and the road became known as Lea Bridge Road, with a tollgate at the Clapton end. A toll house was built on the west bank of the river in 1757, and the bridge rebuilt in iron in 1820–1. Tolls continued to be levied until 1872.

Lea Bridge gives ready access to the lower reaches of the extensive Lee Valley Park, which stretches for about 26 miles on both banks of the river. Next to the south side of the bridge are two public houses, the "Princess of Wales" and "The Ship Aground". To the south are the Hackney Marshes, and beyond Leyton Marsh to the north are the Walthamstow Marshes and Nature Reserve. Below the bridge, the river flows over the Middlesex Filter Beds Weir, marking the boundary with Leyton and providing the supply for the former East London Waterworks Company.

The old Middlesex Filter Beds have been converted into a nature reserve, and on the Leyton side the corresponding Essex Filter Beds are now a reserve for birds. The Lee Navigation continues south in an artificial channel known as ’Hackney Cut’, to the next lock at Old Ford (about 1.7 miles), where the natural channel rejoins the Navigation after its 2 miles meander towards Leyton.

Lea Bridge station opened on 15 September 1840 by the Northern and Eastern Railway as Lea Bridge Road and is thought to be the earliest example of a station having its building on a railway bridge, with staircases down to the platforms.

The station closed on 8 July 1985 but after service changes, reopened in May 2016.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence



Add your own contribution to Lea Bridge.
Ensure that contributions are kept civilised and are not abusive.
We store your comment's IP address and reserve the right to apply bans where community standards are violated.
Please enter your name:
Enter the information you wish to add to Lea Bridge:
Please prove that you are a human by typing the text that you see in the picture below.
CAPTCHA Image
Refresh Image
You can completely dispense with this CAPTCHA palava by logging onto our Facebook app.
Contribution type:
 

If you authorise our The Undeground Map Facebook app by clicking the Facebook logo at the top right of the screen, you can add stories, photos and more to this location.
Note that the Undeground Map Facebook app does not post to Facebook on your behalf.
Jan
Jan   
Added: 15 Mar 2018 09:39 GMT   
IP: 92.30.46.73
4:1:709
Post by Jan: Kerbela Street, E2

My grandparents lived in Kerbela Street many years ago when they were terraced houses. My memory of the street is one long street with these strange wrought iron things outside - which I now know as boot scrapers. The house inside was fairly large, but I was a child. Loo was outside. Shame they knocked the terraces down and build a huge housing estate, but that?s progress I suppose. Does anyone know the origin of the name Kerbela?

N Rogers
N Rogers   
Added: 6 Dec 2017 12:18 GMT   
IP: 77.102.112.102
4:2:709
Post by N Rogers: Coleraine Works, N17

Coleraine Works was the informal name given to a small industrial building – just to the right of the photo shown – on the corner of Poynton Road and Wycombe Road.

This last housed a printer and has been empty for several years as the council refuse to let it pass into non-commercial use.

Sandy Tarrant
Sandy Tarrant   
Added: 16 Nov 2017 06:03 GMT   
IP: 60.225.230.107
4:3:709
Post by Sandy Tarrant: Monier Road, E3

My grandparents, James Isaac and Mary Ann Johnson ran a grocer’s shop at 122 Monier Road, Bow from the early 1900s to about 1935 or so.

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 25 Apr 2018 04:00 GMT   
IP:
5:4:709
Post by LDNnews: Blackhorse Road
Arsenal Women 3-0 Liverpool Ladies
Arsenal put three past fifth-placed Liverpool to move back up to third in WSL 1 with four matches remaining.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42212550

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 25 Apr 2018 04:00 GMT   
IP:
5:5:709
Post by LDNnews: Bethnal Green
Are e-bikes the way forward in London?
Electric bikes enable cyclists to go further than traditional bikes and make going uphill easier.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43838620

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 25 Apr 2018 01:20 GMT   
IP:
5:6:709
Post by LDNnews: Seven Sisters

Prince William appeared to be unshaven and looked tired this afternoon as he and the Duchess of Cambridge settle into life as a family of five after bringing their new baby son home to West London.


Prince William appeared to be unshaven and looked tired this afternoon as he and the Duchess of Cambridge settle into life as a family of five after bringing their new baby son home to West London.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5651547/Kate-Middletons-pregnant-sister-Pippa-visitors-royal-baby.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
’ target=’new’>
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5651547/Kate-Middletons-pregnant-sister-Pippa-visitors-royal-baby.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490


LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 24 Apr 2018 13:00 GMT   
IP:
5:7:709
Post by LDNnews: Stratford
Matt Campbell: Masterchef star's tragic final tweet before he collapsed and died during hottest ever London Marathon
A Masterchef competitor who died after collapsing during the London Marathon was today hailed as "an inspiration" by his running partner.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/matt-campbell-masterchef-stars-tragic-final-tweet-before-he-collapsed-and-died-during-hottest-ever-a3821246.html

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 24 Apr 2018 12:40 GMT   
IP:
5:8:709
Post by LDNnews: Stepney Green
Hundreds of women from all around the UK came together at Europe’s largest faith conference.
Hundreds of women from all around the UK came together at Europe’s largest faith conference.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16178483.Women_unite_to_tackle____dangerous_world____at_Europe___s_largest_faith_conference/?ref=rss

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 24 Apr 2018 12:20 GMT   
IP:
5:9:709
Post by LDNnews: Bromley-by-Bow
Arsene Wenger: Hurtful Arsenal fans did not give image of unity I wanted
Arsene Wenger suggested that the division between Arsenal fans helped convince him to call an end on his 22-year old reign, claiming that vehement protests against him were not representative of the club.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsene-wenger-hurtful-arsenal-fans-did-not-give-image-of-unity-i-wanted-a3820441.html

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 24 Apr 2018 12:20 GMT   
IP:
5:10:709
Post by LDNnews: Bow Road
Arsene Wenger would have felt hurt by Arsenal fan protests, says Pat Rice
Arsene Wenger's former assistant Pat Rice believes the Arsenal manager felt "very hurt" by the animosity towards him from some supporters in recent years.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsene-wenger-would-have-felt-hurt-by-arsenal-fan-protests-says-pat-rice-a3822176.html

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 24 Apr 2018 12:00 GMT   
IP:
5:11:709
Post by LDNnews: Blackhorse Road
Commuters braced for chaos amid 'biggest timetable shake-up in rail history'
Commuters were today warned of three weeks of potential chaos during the "biggest timetable shake-up in rail history".

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/commuters-braced-for-chaos-amid-biggest-timetable-shakeup-in-rail-history-a3822146.html

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 24 Apr 2018 04:00 GMT   
IP:
5:12:709
Post by LDNnews: Bethnal Green
Race records
Rob Pope is the fastest record-breaker after completing the race in under three hours while dressed as Forrest Gump.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43865266

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 24 Apr 2018 01:20 GMT   
IP:
5:13:709
Post by LDNnews: Seven Sisters

Pregnant Pippa Middleton heads to the gym as Kate gives birth


Pregnant Pippa, 34, looked as if she had good news on her mind this morning as she headed to the gym in Chelsea as her sister Kate gave birth at The Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5647249/Pregnant-Pippa-spotted-heading-gym-Kate-gave-birth.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
’ target=’new’>
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5647249/Pregnant-Pippa-spotted-heading-gym-Kate-gave-birth.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490


LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 23 Apr 2018 17:00 GMT   
IP:
5:14:709
Post by LDNnews: Stratford
Tories fight to protect Wandsworth borough amid doorstep anger over Brexit
It has a rock-bottom council tax, a reputation for efficient services and a Conservative regime for 40 years. But Joe Murphy discovers that the referendum means old certainties count for nothing

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/tories-fight-to-protect-wandsworth-borough-amid-doorstep-anger-over-brexit-a3820826.html

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 23 Apr 2018 14:20 GMT   
IP:
5:15:709
Post by LDNnews: Stepney Green



https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-marathon-2018-heroic-grenfell-tower-firefighters-raise-more-than-42k-for-children-who-a3820536.html

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 23 Apr 2018 13:40 GMT   
IP:
5:16:709
Post by LDNnews: Bromley-by-Bow
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year ahead of Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne
Mohamed Salah has been crowned the PFA Player of the Year after an explosive first season at Liverpool.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool-star-mohamed-salah-crowned-pfa-player-of-the-year-ahead-of-manchester-citys-kevin-de-a3820561.html

VIEW THE LEA BRIDGE AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE LEA BRIDGE AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE LEA BRIDGE AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE LEA BRIDGE AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE LEA BRIDGE AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

 
 Upload an image
You can add an image to this location if you are logged into our Facebook app.
 Add new information to this location
You can add text to this location if you are logged into our Facebook app.
 
 Log on via Facebook
You can use a Facebook id to add material to this website.

The Underground Map

The Underground Map is a website dedicated to some of the more obscure pieces of London Town (as well as some of the more well-known places).

The Underground Map project is creating a decade-by-decade series of historical maps of the area which lies within London's M25 ring.

From the 1800s until the 1950s, you can see how London grew from a city which only reached as far as Park Lane into the post war megapolis we know today.

Find the streets of London by clicking STREETS above or explore the maps by clicking MAP.

The Underground Map works best if you log in using Facebook.




NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Argall Avenue, E10 · Argall Way, E10 · Belvedere Road, E10 · Burwell Road, E10 · Connaught Close, E10 · Cromwell Industrial Estate Staffa Road, E10 · Cromwell Industrial Estate, E10 · Dorma Trading Park, E10 · Elm Park Road, E10 · Fairways Business Park, E10 · Flempton Road, E10 · Lammas Road, E10 · Overton Road, E10 · Overton Road, E17 · Rigg Approach, E10 · Sanderstead Road, E10 · St Helen’s Place, E10 · Staffa Road, E10 · Wellington Road, E10 · Wellington Road, E17 ·

Print-friendly version of this page

What is Lea Bridge like as a place to live?

Data from placeilive.com/

Links

Hidden London
Histor­ically inclined look at the capital’s obscure attractions
Edith’s Streets
A wander through London, street by street
Londonist
All-encompassing website
British History Online
Digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources.
Time Out
Listings magazine

Maps


Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
1 


COPYRIGHT TERMS:
Unless a source is explicitedly stated, text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Articles may be a remixes of various Wikipedia articles plus work by the website authors - original Wikipedia source can generally be accessed under the same name as the main title. This does not affect its Creative Commons attribution.

Maps upon this website are in the public domain because they are mechanical scans of public domain originals, or - from the available evidence - are so similar to such a scan or photocopy that no copyright protection can be expected to arise. The originals themselves are in public domain for the following reason:
Public domain Maps used are in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights.

This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that any enhancements (eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening) are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright. It can be used where it is unknown whether any enhancements have been made, as well as when the enhancements are clear but insufficient. For usage, see Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag.