Statham Grove, N16

Road in/near Stoke Newington

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  ·  MAPS  ·  STREETS  BLOG 
(51.55762 -0.08969, 51.557 -0.089) 
MAP YEAR:1750180018301860190019502021Remove markers
Road · Stoke Newington · N16 ·
JANUARY
1
2000

Statham Grove is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.





CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Comment
David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

Reply

Jeff Owen   
Added: 19 Mar 2021 13:49 GMT   

Swift House, N16
Swift House was completed in 1956. I moved into No 12 when it was brand new. The bock consisted of 12 residences. The six on the ground floor were three bedroomed maisonettes with gardens. The six on the top floor were a mixture of two bedroomed flats (2), one bedroomed flats (2) and what were then called "one unit" flats (2) which were in fact bedsits. There was a similar block opposite named Dryden House (all the flats on the Hawksley Court Estate were named after famous writers). It was a lovely flat which my Mum & Dad cherished, having moved from two rooms which they’d had since they were married.

Reply
Comment
Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 15:44 GMT   

Memories of "The Londesborough"
I lived in Sandbrook Road from 1956 until 1964 and then in Harcombe Road until 1994. “The Londesborough” was my local in my formative drinking years.

It was a pub typical of its time. Clean and tidy and well run by a proper guv’nor who stood no nonsense. It had a single island bartop serving three separate bars. The Public Bar had its door on the corner of Londesborough Road and had a dart board. The other two shared a single entrance on the right as you look at the pub. The Saloon bar formed the majority of the pub and was the most plush. It extended to the back of the premises with the back portion – at a slightly lower level – housing a full size snooker table. The small Private bar was between the other two. I recall that prices were a penny or two more in the Saloon bar.

The first landlord I remember was Bob Baker. He and his wife Else ran the pub until about 1969-ish. Bob was a retired coalminer from Leicester. He had two daughters - Penny and Jane – who would very occasionally work behind the bar. Bob had a full time live-in barman/cellarman by the name of Gwyn Evans, who could be a bit temperamental at times! My Dad also worked there from time to time and I recall being invited upstairs to watch the 1961 FA Cup Final between Spurs and Leicester City. Following Bob’s retirement Lou Levine and his wife Pearl took the helm. Lou was a fine guv’nor and the pub flourished under his tenancy. When I left the area I believe Lou still had the tenancy but had put a manager, whose name I cannot recall, in overall charge.

Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtimes the pub was packed. But it also had a good patronage during the week. Among the occasional visitors was Eric Bristow, the late world champion darts player. Eric would challenge the locals to a game and would even things up a bit by throwing his darts from the kneeling position! Footballer and former England manager Terry Venables could also be found there from time to time as one of his pals was the son of Lou’s business partner.

The pub has certainly gone upmarket (as has that small area) but I will take issue with one claim made on its website: “In the 1960’s, the Londesborough was one of the pubs that the notorious Kray Twins took a drink in.” My Dad knew just about everybody who “took a drink” in the Londesborough in the 1960s and Bob Baker knew absolutely everybody. We often spoke about the Kray twins (their “manor” was the other side of Stoke Newington High Street). No mention of them visiting the pub was ever made by them or any other of the locals. One other slight correction: the map on this website is slightly incorrect. The pub is on the corner of Londesborough Road and Barbauld Road, and not as indicated.

The pub had one big drawback. It was a "Watneys" Pub. But you can’t have everything!

Source: The Londesborough

Reply
Comment
Jeff Owen   
Added: 19 Mar 2021 15:28 GMT   

Galsworthy Terrace, N16
Galsworthy Terrace was opposite Swift House, where I lived from 1956 to 1964. My pal Roger Beamish lived at No 1, just adjacent to the slope which joins Sandbrook Road to Woodlea Road. When I first lived there the plot that now accommodates Stowe House was a rock garden containing a wide flight of steps and a sloped pathway. Other occupants of Galsworthy Terrace were the Lake family, good friends with my Mum, and the Walker family. Mr Walker ran the Hawksley Court Tenants’ Club for many years and he would organise an annual "beano" usually to Margate.

Reply
LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

Reply
Comment
Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

Reply
Comment
   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

Reply
Comment
Matthew Moggridge (matthew.[email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

Reply
Comment
norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

Reply
Comment
Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

Reply
Comment
Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

Reply
Comment
Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

Reply

NEARBY STREETS
Aberdeen Road, N5 Aberdeen Road connects Aberdeen Park with Sotheby Road.
Aden Grove, N16 Aden Grove is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Aden Terrace, N16 Aden Terrace is a road in the N16 postcode area
Alba Mews, N5 Alba Mews is a location in London.
Albion Grove, N16 Albion Grove is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Albion Parade, N16 Albion Parade is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Albion Road, N16 Albion Road dates from the 1820s.
Ardilaun Road, N5 Ardilaun Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Balfour Road, N5 Balfour Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Birchmore Walk, N5 Birchmore Walk is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Burma Court, N16 Burma Court is a road in the N16 postcode area
Burma Road, N16 Burma Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Carriage Place, N16 Carriage Place is a location in London.
Carysfort Road, N16 Carysfort Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Catherall Road, N5 Catherall Road is a road in the N5 postcode area
Church Row, N16 Church Row was nine houses in a terrace on Church Street.
Church Walk, N16 Church Walk is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Clissold Crescent, N16 Clissold Crescent is a road in the N16 postcode area
Clissold Road, N16 Clissold Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Collins Road, N5 Collins Road runs west from Green Lanes.
Copper Lane, N16 Copper Lane is a location in London.
Green Lanes, N16 Green Lanes is a location in London.
Green Lanes, N5 Green Lanes is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Hawksley Court, N16 Hawksley Court is a road in the N16 postcode area
Hawksley Road, N16 Hawksley Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Herrick Road, N5 Herrick Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury Grange, N5 Highbury Grange is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury New Park, N5 Highbury New Park is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury Quadrant, N5 Highbury Quadrant is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Indigo Mews, N16 Indigo Mews is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Kelross Passage, N5 Kelross Passage is a road in the N5 postcode area
Kelross Road, N5 Kelross Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Kingsway Parade, N16 Kingsway Parade is a shopping area in Stoke Newington.
Matthews Court, N5 Matthews Court is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Milton Grove, N16 Milton Grove is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Mountgrove Road, N5 Mountgrove Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Northolme Road, N5 Northolme Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Old Stable Mews, N5 Old Stable Mews is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Park View, N5 Park View is a location in London.
Pegasus Close, N5 A street within the N16 postcode
Piano Lane, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Reedholm Villas, N16 Reedholm Villas is a road in the N16 postcode area
Riversdale Road, N5 Riversdale Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Rosa Alba Mews, N5 Rosa Alba Mews is a road in the N5 postcode area
Shakespeare Walk, N16 Shakespeare Walk is a location in London.
Shakspeare Mews, N16 Shakspeare Mews is a road in the N16 postcode area
Shakspeare Walk, N16 Shakspeare Walk is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Shelford Place, N16 Shelford Place is a road in the N16 postcode area
Sotheby Road, N5 Sotheby Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Southerby Road, N5 Southerby Road is a location in London.
Spensley Walk, N16 Spensley Walk is a road in the N16 postcode area
Springdale Mews, N16 Springdale Mews is a location in London.
Springdale Road, N16 Springdale Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 Stoke Newington Church Street links Green Lanes in the west to Stoke Newington High Street in the east.
Stradbroke Road, N5 This is a street in the N5 postcode area
Taverner Square, N5 Taverner Square is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Town Hall Approach, N16 This is a street in the N16 postcode area
Winston Road, N16 Winston Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Wyatt Road, N5 Wyatt Road is a road in the N5 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Karadeniz Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kelkitspor Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Laziko Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Members only social club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Robinson Crusoe This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Rose And Crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ryan’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Monarch This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Shakespeare This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Highbury New Park (1910)
TUM image id: 1466548663
Licence: CC BY 2.0

In the neighbourhood...

Click an image below for a better view...
Clissold Park is an open space in Stoke Newington. It is bounded by Greenway Close (to the north), Stoke Newington Church Street (to the south) and Green Lanes (west) and Queen Elizabeth’s Walk (east). It was named by the Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington, which was the local authority when the park was established.
Old London postcard
Licence:
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

The rear of the houses of Church Row on Church Street, Stoke Newington. They were demolished in 1932. Will Owen, who sketched the houses, wrote: "... at the end comes a row of early eighteenth century houses, built of that rich red brick that grows richer with age, with pretty porches creeper-covered and this is Church Row."
Licence:
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Highbury New Park (1910)
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Red Lion, Church Street (1890)
Credit: Hackney Library Services
Licence: CC BY 2.0
To View or share the image, go to its dedicated web page

Print-friendly version of this page