Abbey Road, E15

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Abbey Road, E15

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Road · Abbey Road · E15 ·
JANUARY
10
2020

Abbey Road has a name derived from the Cistercian abbey of Stratford Langthorne.

The abbey was founded about the year 1135 by Walter de Montfichet. It was a ’daughter house’ of the monastery of Savigney, France. The Cistercian Monks here were known as the ’white monks’ due to their white habits. The pathway which is now Abbey Road may even predate the abbey - it became a route from the church in West Ham Church to the abbey.

The abbey had a particular responsibility for the upkeep of the nearby bridge over the River Lea.

Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith wrote a history of East London in 1939 and discussed the nursery rhyme ’London Bridge Is Falling Down’. The verses in the rhyme about repairing the bridge with bread, iron, gold and silver applied to the Lea bridge nearby he proposed as the monks used these very items in their time.

Henry VIII dissolved the abbey and the duty to drain the marsh was passed to the new owners of the lands that once belonged to the abbey.

Abbey Road (by then Abbey Lane) was cut in half during the 19th century when the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction railway was built.

The Adam and Eve inn was built on the site of the old Abbey as was industry.

In the 1980s, with the upcoming building of the Jubilee Line and a depot, archaeologist took a chance to examine the old abbey grounds.


Main source: Friends of Abbey Gardens
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NEARBY STREETS
Alan Hocken Way, E15 A street within the E15 postcode
Asland Road, E15 Asland Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Bakers Row, E15 Bakers Row was built over the lands of an old abbey.
Bettons Park, E15 Bettons Park is named after Sir Thoman Betton.
Canning Road, E15 Canning Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Channelsea Business Centre, E15 Channelsea Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Channelsea Path, E15 Channelsea Path is a road in the E15 postcode area
Channelsea Road, E15 Channelsea Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Chaplin Road, E15 Chaplin Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Church Street, E15 Church Street is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Corporation Street, E15 Corporation Street is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Cridland Street, E15 Cridland Street is a road in the E15 postcode area
Dawn Crescent, E15 Dawn Crescent is a road in the E15 postcode area
Dirleton Road, E15 Dirleton Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Eastbourne Road, E15 Eastbourne Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Eve Road, E15 Eve Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Gillman Drive, E15 Gillman Drive is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Greenway Gate, E15 Greenway Gate is a road in the E15 postcode area
Greenway Link, E15 Greenway Link is a road in the E15 postcode area
Greenway, E15 Greenway is a road in the E15 postcode area
Hallings Wharf Studios, E15 Hallings Wharf Studios is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Harcourt Road, E15 Harcourt Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Holbrook Road, E15 Holbrook Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Hotham Street, E15 Hotham Street is a road in the E15 postcode area
Hubbard Street, E15 Hubbard Street is a road in the E15 postcode area
Jack Clow Road, E15 Jack Clow Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Leywick Street, E15 Leywick Street is a road in the E15 postcode area
Manor Road, E15 Manor Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Marcus Court, E15 Marcus Court is a road in the E15 postcode area
Marcus Street, E15 Marcus Street is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Meath Road, E15 Meath Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Mitre Road, E15 Mitre Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Moorey Close, E15 Moorey Close is a road in the E15 postcode area
Mortham Street, E15 Mortham Street is a road in the E15 postcode area
Napier Road, E15 Napier Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
New Plaistow Road, E15 New Plaistow Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Newham, E15 A street within the E15 postcode
Nina Mackay Close, E15 Nina Mackay Close is a road in the E15 postcode area
Plaistow Grove, E15 This is a street in the E15 postcode area
Plaistow Road, E15 Plaistow Road originated in Roman times.
Pond Road, E15 Pond Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Ranelagh Road, E15 Ranelagh Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Richardson Road, E15 Richardson Road is a road in the E15 postcode area
Rick Roberts Way, E15 Rick Roberts Way is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Rokeby Street, E15 Rokeby Street is a road in the E15 postcode area
Sandal Street, E15 Sandal Street is a short road in E15.
Skiers Street, E15 Skiers Street is a road in the E15 postcode area
St. Lucia Drive, E15 A street within the E15 postcode
Stephens Road, E15 Stephens Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Tom Nolan Close, E15 A street within the E15 postcode
Turley Close, E15 Turley Close is named Wally Turley, a sub officer in the West Ham Fire Brigade.
Willis Road, E15 Willis Road is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
Worthing Close, E15 Worthing Close is a road in the E15 postcode area


Abbey Road

Not a zebra crossing in sight.

Abbey Road DLR station is built on the original route of the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway which opened between Stratford and Canning Town stations in 1846. The line became part of what is now known as the North London Line in 1979. The Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway had four tracks over this section of route. The western pair were redeveloped as part of an extension to the London Underground’s Jubilee Line in 1999 and the eastern pair, which carried the North London Line service, were cut back at Stratford in 2006. The tracks were converted for use as part of the Docklands Light Railway.

The area between Canning Town and Stratford has been identified for major regeneration and new development as part of the Lower Lea Valley. The street that it serves is named after the nearby Stratford Langthorne Abbey.

The station is nowhere near the other, better-known Abbey Road of Beatles fame, with the celebrated zebra crossing near St John’s Wood tube station. Signs directing travellers to the right station are posted, complete with references to The Beatles’ hits.


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