Black Path, E10

Walkway/path in/near Lea Bridge, existing until now

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  ·  MAPS  ·  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.57238 -0.03869, 51.572 -0.038) 
MAP YEAR:175018001810182018301860190019502023Show map without markers
ZOOM:14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 18
TIP: If you change to historical maps using MAP YEAR, The Underground Map will place markers of locations existing that decade
Walkway/path · Lea Bridge · E10 ·
August
13
2022

The Black Path is an ancient route between London markets.

The Black Path ran from Hackney to Walthamstow, on the way passing Broadway Market, Columbia Road and Smithfield. The historic diagonal path was also known as the Templars’ Path and the Porters’ Way.

The route was reputedly the pilgrimage from London to Waltham Abbey and possibly further to Walsingham. The route also became known as the Market Hauliers Way, along which were pulled barrows and carts bringing produce from the fields to the London markets. Today, the path is a strategic walking and cycle route connecting together a string of open spaces.

The route had been diverted over time and historic maps indicate the path split into three after crossing the Lea at Lea Bridge.

Both Margaret Audley (in 1616) and David Doulben (in 1633) left money in their wills for the upkeep of the route.

The route is shown in John Coe’s map of 1822, which coincides with the opening of the new iron Lea Bridge in 1819-22.

The name Black Path may refer to the clinker and ash surface of the route. However, another explanation is that the route crossed a field called Black Breeches.
Some of the route is still in use for cycling and walking and can been seen on Open Street Map.



Main source: leabridge.org.uk
Further citations and sources


Click here to explore another London street
We now have 549 completed street histories and 46951 partial histories
Find streets or residential blocks within the M25 by clicking STREETS


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

None so far :(
LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

Reply

Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

Reply

   
Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


Reply
Lived here
Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

Reply
Lived here
Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

Reply
Comment
   
Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

Reply
Comment
Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

Reply

BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

Reply

NEARBY STREETS
Acacia Road, E17 Acacia Road is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Argall Avenue, E10 Argall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Belvedere Road, E10 Belvedere Road is a road in the E10 postcode area
Brunel Road, E17 Brunel Road is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Cockerell Road, E17 Cockerell Road is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Dorma Trading Park, E10 Dorma Trading Park is a road in the E10 postcode area
Downsfield Road, E17 Downsfield Road is a road in the E17 postcode area
Flempton Road, E10 Flempton Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Forest Business Park, E10 A street within the E10 postcode
Gresley Close, E17 A street within the E17 postcode
Heybridge Way, E17 Heybridge Way is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Leyton Industrial Village, E10 A street within the E10 postcode
Liden Close, E17 Liden Close is a road in the E17 postcode area
Luther King Close, E17 Luther King Close is a road in the E17 postcode area
Markmanor Avenue, E17 Markmanor Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Myrtle Road, E17 Myrtle Road is a road in the E17 postcode area
Newton Close, E17 This is a street in the E17 postcode area
Overton Road, E10 Overton Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Roxwell Trading Park, E10 Roxwell Trading Park lies within the E10 postcode.
Sanderstead Road, E10 Sanderstead Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
South Access Road, E17 South Access Road is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Springfield Road, E17 Springfield Road is a road in the E17 postcode area
St Helen’s Place, E10 St Helen’s Place is a road in the E10 postcode area
St. Helens Place, E10 A street within the E10 postcode
Staffa Road, E10 Staffa Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area.
Telford Close, E17 Telford Close is a road in the E17 postcode area
Tudor Court, E17 Tudor Court is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Whittle Close, E17 Whittle Close is a road in the E17 postcode area


Click here to explore another London street
We now have 549 completed street histories and 46951 partial histories
Find streets or residential blocks within the M25 by clicking STREETS


Lea Bridge

Lea Bridge is a district spanning an area between the London boroughs of Hackney and Waltham Forest.

It is named for a timber bridge built across the River Lea in 1745 which formed the dividing line between Middlesex and Essex. The road leading to it became known as Lea Bridge Road, with a tollhouse at the Middlesex bank. The bridge was rebuilt in 1821 and tolls continued to be levied until 1872.

Lea Bridge gives access to the lower reaches of the extensive Lee Valley Park. To the south are the Hackney Marshes, and to the north the Walthamstow Marshes.

The old Middlesex Filter Beds have been converted into a nature reserve, and on the Leyton side the Essex Filter Beds are now a reserve for birds. Next to the south side of the bridge are two pubs: ’The Princess of Wales’ and ’The Ship Aground’.

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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Click here to see map view of nearby Creative Commons images
Click here to see Creative Commons images near to this postcode
Click here to see Creative Commons images tagged with this road (if applicable)

In the neighbourhood...

Click an image below for a better view...
Lea Bridge Farm, as imagined by artist Lindsay Topping
Credit: Lindsay Topping
Licence:


Clacton Road, Walthamstow
Old London postcard
Licence: CC BY 2.0


Print-friendly version of this page

  Contact us · Copyright policy · Privacy policy