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Rail station · Lea Bridge · E10 · Contributed by The Underground Map
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The Princess of Wales, Lea Bridge Road. Taken from the south side of Lea Bridge. 11 October 2005.
Credit: Fin Fahey

Lea EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>Bridge is a district spanning an area separating the London EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>Borough of Hackney from the London EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>Borough of Waltham Forest.

In 1582 Mill Fields Lane ran from Clapton to Jeremy’s Ferry in the Leyton Marshes. EF='article.html?id=66250' target='_top'>At the same spot a timber bridge was built in 1745, and the road became known as Lea EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>Bridge Road, with a tollgate at the Clapton end. EF='article.html?id=66250' target='_top'>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 EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>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 EF='article.html?id=66250' target='_top'>Aground". To the south are the Hackney Marshes, and beyond Leyton Marsh to the north are the Walthamstow Marshes and Nature Reserve. EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>Below the bridge, the river flows over the Middlesex Filter EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>Beds Weir, marking the boundary with Leyton and providing the supply for the former East London Waterworks Company.

The old Middlesex Filter EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>Beds have been converted into a nature reserve, and on the Leyton side the corresponding Essex Filter EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>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 EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>Bridge station opened on 15 September 1840 by the Northern and Eastern Railway as Lea EF='article.html?id=66249' target='_top'>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.

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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.
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My grandparents, James Issac and Mary Ann Johnson, ran a grocer’s shop at 122 Monier Road, Bow in the early 1900s.
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