Miller’s End

Road in/near Highams Park, existed between 1947 and 1961.

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Road · Highams Park · IG8 ·
November
9
2022
One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate

Miller’s End was situated at the southern ends of Coopersale Avenue and Fishers Avenue.



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Matthew Proctor   
Added: 7 Dec 2023 17:36 GMT   

Blackheath Grove, SE3
Road was originally known as The Avenue, then became "The Grove" in 1942.

From 1864 there was Blackheath Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on this street until it was destroyed by a V2 in 1944

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Peter   
Added: 4 Dec 2023 07:05 GMT   

Gambia Street, SE1
Gambia Street was previously known as William Street.

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Eileen   
Added: 10 Nov 2023 09:42 GMT   

Brecknock Road Pleating Company
My great grandparents ran the Brecknock Road pleating Company around 1910 to 1920 and my Grandmother worked there as a pleater until she was 16. I should like to know more about this. I know they had a beautiful Victorian house in Islington as I have photos of it & of them in their garden.

Source: Family history

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Added: 6 Nov 2023 16:59 GMT   

061123
Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.

Source: Squirrels Lane. Buckhurst Hill, Essex. IG9. I want some action ,now, not Excuses.MK.

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Christian   
Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT   

Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.

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Vik   
Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT   

Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!

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Phillip Martin   
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT   

16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.

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Christine Bithrey   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT   

The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880

If anyone has any answers please email me [email protected]

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Highams Park Estate, IG8 The Highams Park Estate was an estate of 176 prefabs which existed between 1947 and 1961.
Woodford Green Woodford Green, historically part of Essex, it was absorbed into Greater London in 1965.

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Churchills Mews, IG8 A street within the IG8 postcode
Clivedon Road, E4 Clivedon Road is a road in the E4 postcode area
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Coopersale Close, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
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Crealock Grove, IG8 Crealock Grove is named after Malcolm Crealock, a director of the Warner Estate and Law Land Building Department.
Elm Grove, IG8 Elm Grove is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Elm Terrace, IG8 A street within the IG8 postcode
Fishers Avenue, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Fishers Close, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Forest Glade, E4 Forest Glade is one of the streets of London in the E4 postal area.
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High Elms, IG8 High Elms is a road in the IG8 postcode area
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Johnston Road, IG8 Johnston Road is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Keynsham Avenue, IG8 Keynsham Avenue - until 1897, landower Courtenay Warner owned an estate near Keynsham in Somerset.
Lichfield Road, IG8 Lichfield Road is a northern extension of Montalt Road.
Links Road, IG8 Links Road is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Marion Grove, IG8 Marion Grove dates from 1936 but the origins of this name are unknown.
Mill Broke Mews, IG8 A street within the IG8 postcode
Mill Houses, IG8 A street within the IG8 postcode
Mill Lane, IG8 Mill Lane is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Millbroke Mews, IG8 Millbroke Mews is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Miller’s Close, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Montalt Road, IG8 Montalt Road was first laid out by The Warner Company in 1897.
Navestock Road, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Nesta Road, IG8 Nesta Road is named after the Hon. Nesta Douglas-Pennant who married Edward Warner in 1920.
Parkmore Close, IG8 Parkmore Close is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Payzes Gardens, IG8 A street within the IG8 postcode
Roding Valley Way, IG8 Roding Valley Way is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Savill Row, IG8 Savill Row is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Stanford Road, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Stapleford Avenue, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Stapleford Central, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Stapleford Crescent, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Stapleford End, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Stapleford Path, E4 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Stapleford Road, E4 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Sunset Avenue, IG8 Sunset Avenue is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Sydney Road, IG8 Sydney Road is a road in the IG8 postcode area
Tamworth Avenue, IG8 Tamworth Avenue, now a cul-de-sac, formerly provided access into the Highams Park prefab estate.
The Avenue, IG8 The Avenue is a road in the IG8 postcode area
The Charter Road, IG8 The Charter Road was built in 1930.
The Square, IG8 The Square is a road in the IG8 postcode area
The Terrace, IG8 A street within the IG8 postcode
Troubridge Avenue, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Troubridge Road, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Warners Close, IG8 A street within the IG8 postcode
Warrens Avenue, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Warrens Road, IG8 One of a series of roads containing prefabs on the Highams Park Estate
Wood Lane, IG8 Wood Lane runs parallel with Chingford Lane.

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Highams Park

Highams Park is situated between Walthamstow and Chingford.

The Highams Park area was previously known as ‘The Sale’ - this name appeared on maps from 1641. Another local name was Hale End, site of the later Halex factory.

The whole area lay within the manor of Hecham - meaning high home - existing already in 1066.

In 1768 Anthony Bacon built Higham House (also known as Highams) to William Newton’s design. It was altered again in the 1780s.

In the 1790s, the grounds, including a summer house built with stones from old London Bridge, were redesigned to include a lake fed by the River Ching. The summer house was demolished in 1831.

In 1849, Highams became the property of Edward Warner. Parcels of the estate started to be sold for development but the real spur to housing was the arrival in 1873 of Highams Park railway station. This was opened to the west of the Highams estate. Immediately around the station, the land was developed.

A few years later, in 1891, Edward Warner’s son, Courtenay Warner, formed Warner Estate Ltd to manage the manor house. In a piece of ‘mission creep’, the Warner Company sprung from this in 1897 with a plan to build high-quality terraces of good workmanship. The Warner Company was jointly owned by Warner Estate Ltd. and Law Land Ltd. In 1898, Law Land’s building department undertook the building development. Once built, this new area gained the name Highams Park.

Within a few years, the Corporation of London had bought land around Highams to retain as public land and open space. In 1891, they acquired a further thirty acres from the estate, including the lake - purchased for �£6000. This was added to Epping Forest.

The Warner Company began to develop the grounds of Highams in 1897 - 24 houses were built in Montalt Road, and more in the "Warner style" were built in Chingford Lane, using the same architectural designs as Walthamstow’s Warner Estate.

The Halex factory was built on Larkshall Road - a major local employer from 1897 onwards (until 1971). It produced a variety of plastic goods and the company had a virtual monopoly manufacturing table tennis balls. The factory was knocked down in the early 1970s with its site replaced by new smaller industrial buildings. A blue plaque from the ’Plastics Historical Society’ can be seen on Jubilee Avenue marking the spot of Kalex.

There was a second phase of Warner development. More new roads were constructed in the early 1930s.

Houses on the estate were comparatively expensive for the early 1930s - the cheapest home was �£1000. Subsequently there was a lack of demand and cheaper houses were then developed in the northwest corner of the estate - this phase was known as the Montalt Estate.

The curious name of The Charter Road came about because of an exchange of land between Essex County Council and Warner. Because the council refused to contribute to the road’s cost, a strip of land was retained by the Warner Company.

In 1934, Sir Edward Warner sold the remaining undeveloped parts of the estate (between Montalt Road and Henry’s Avenue) to Walthamstow, with the intention to keep it as open space.


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The Highams Park Estate was an estate of 176 prefabs which existed between 1947 and 1961. All 20 roads on the estate were dug up and Highams Park itself restored.
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A typical post-war prefab, coloured in magnolia and green
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The Highams Park Estate was an estate of 176 prefabs which existed between 1947 and 1961. All 20 roads on the estate were dug up and Highams Park itself restored.
Credit: Walthamstow Memories
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The Highams Park Estate was an estate of 176 prefabs which existed between 1947 and 1961. All 20 roads on the estate were dug up and Highams Park itself restored.
Credit: Walthamstow Memories
Licence: CC BY 2.0


The Highams Park Estate was an estate of 176 prefabs which existed between 1947 and 1961. All 20 roads on the estate were dug up and Highams Park itself restored.
Credit: Walthamstow Memories
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A view of The Charter Road from the green between it and Henry’s Avenue (2021) The view shows semi-detached houses in the Highams Estate
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In 1947 Walthamstow Council erected 176 prefab homes in Highams Park, erected in order to address the dreadful shortage of homes for Londoners after their homes had been destroyed by bombing. During the years of its existence, the estate became a much-loved village community for the families that lived there. It was demolished in 1961.
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View down Henry’s Avenue (taken in 2021) showing the architecture typical of the Highams Estate
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High Road, Woodford Green (c.1900) This photo was taken just outside the Castle Hotel.
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