Lea Bridge

Rail station, existing between the 1840s and now.

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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.


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Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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Added: 10 Jun 2024 19:31 GMT   

Toll gate Close
Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?

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Charles Black   
Added: 24 May 2024 12:54 GMT   

Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

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Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

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Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

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Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Lea Bridge Lea Bridge is a district spanning an area between the London boroughs of Hackney and Waltham Forest.
Lea Bridge Farm Lea Bridge Farm (Leabridge Farm) was originally in the middle of Leyton Marsh.

NEARBY STREETS
Argall Avenue, E10 Argall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Argall Way, E10 Argall Way is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Baird Close, E10 Baird Close is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Beck Square, E10 Beck Square was developed as part of the Motion Estate (Lea Bridge)
Belvedere Road, E10 Belvedere Road is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Black Path, E10 The Black Path is an ancient route between London markets (Lea Bridge)
Bloxhall Road, E10 Bloxhall Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Blyth Road, E17 Blyth Road is a road in the E17 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Bridge Road, E17 Bridge Road is a road in the E17 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Burwell Road, E10 Burwell Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Clementina Road, E10 Clementina Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Connaught Close, E10 Connaught Close is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Cromwell Industrial Estate, E10 Commercial area (Lea Bridge)
Dagenham Road, E10 Dagenham Road is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Dorma Trading Park, E10 Dorma Trading Park is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Elm Park Road, E10 Elm Park Road is a cul-de-sac leading southeast off Lea Bridge Road (Lea Bridge)
Estate Way, E10 Commercial area (Lea Bridge)
Fairways Business Park, E10 Fairways Business Park is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Flempton Road, E10 Flempton Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Forest Business Park, E10 A street within the E10 postcode (Lea Bridge)
Forest Trading Estate, E10 Commercial area (Lea Bridge)
Gateway Business Centre, E10 Gateway Business Centre is an enterprise area off Church Road (Lea Bridge)
Hemstall Lane, E10 Hemstall Lane was described in 1630 as a ’chase lane’, leading west from the junction of Markhouse Lane (now Markhouse Road) (Lea Bridge)
Heybridge Way, E17 Heybridge Way is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Hitcham Road, E10 Hitcham Road is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Hitcham Road, E17 Hitcham Road is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Horse Shoe Bridge, E5 Horse Shoe Bridge is a road in the E5 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Kettlebaston Road, E10 Kettlebaston Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Lammas Road, E10 Lammas Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Lea Bridge Gardens, E10 A bungalow town of 69 shacks, with wells and earth closets, sprang up in the 1880s at Lea Bridge Gardens (Lea Bridge)
Lea Bridge Industrial Estate, E10 An industrial area within the E10 postcode (Lea Bridge)
Lea Valley Business Park, E10 Lea Valley Business Park is a business park near to Lea Bridge (Lea Bridge)
Leyton Industrial Village, E10 A street within the E10 postcode (Lea Bridge)
Liden Close, E17 Liden Close is a road in the E17 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Lock Bridge, E5 The present crossing place of the river at Lea Bridge was known as Lock Bridge (or Lockbridge) since 1486. (Lea Bridge)
Lock Court, E5 Lock Court is sited on Essex Wharf (Lea Bridge)
Marconi Road, E10 Marconi Road is a commercial road in a small estate which also includes, speaking of broadcasting pioneers, Baird Close (Lea Bridge)
Markmanor Avenue, E17 Markmanor Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Mellish Flats, E10 A street within the E10 postcode (Lea Bridge)
Mill Court, E5 Mill Court is a block on Essex Wharf (Lea Bridge)
Millicent Road, E10 Millicent Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Morieux Road, E10 Morieux Road is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Motion, E10 The Motion is a 2010s development next to Lea Bridge station (Lea Bridge)
Norton Road, E10 Norton Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Nursery Place, E10 Nursery Place ran alongside Pamplin’s nursery (Lea Bridge)
Overton Road, E10 Overton Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Period Works, E10 Period Works is an industrial location near to Lea Bridge (Lea Bridge)
Perth Road, E10 Perth Road runs southeast from Lea Bridge Road (Lea Bridge)
Rigg Approach, E10 Rigg Approach is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Roxwell Trading Park, E10 Roxwell Trading Park lies within the E10 postcode (Lea Bridge)
Sanderstead Road, E10 Sanderstead Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Seymour Road, E10 Seymour Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
South Access Road, E17 South Access Road is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area (Lea Bridge)
St Helen’s Place, E10 St Helen’s Place is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
St. Helens Place, E10 A street within the E10 postcode (Lea Bridge)
Staffa Road, E10 Staffa Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Sunnyside Road, E10 Sunnyside Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Sybourn Street, E17 Sybourn Street is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Tallack Road, E10 Tallack Road is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Tudor Court, E17 Tudor Court can be found on Tudor Court (Lea Bridge)
Viking Place, E10 Viking Place is a road in the E10 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Waterside, E17 Waterside is a road in the E17 postcode area (Lea Bridge)
Wellington Road, E10 Wellington Road is one of the streets of London in the E10 postal area (Lea Bridge)
Zenith House, E10 Zenith House is a residential block on Church Road (Lea Bridge)

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