Canonbury Grove, N1

Road in/near Essex Road

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Canonbury Grove, N1

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Road · Essex Road · N1 ·
August
12
2017

Canonbury Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
Abbotts Close, N1 Abbott’s Close was built off of Alwyne Road in 1955.
Almeida Street, N1 Almeida Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Alwyne Lane, N1 Alwyne Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Alwyne Place, N1 Alwyne Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Alwyne Road, N1 Alwyne Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Alwyne Villas, N1 Alwyne Villas is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Arran Walk, N1 Arran Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ashby Grove, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Ashby House Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bardsey Walk, N1 Bardsey Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Battishill Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bentham Court, N1 Bentham Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bouton Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Braes Street, N1 Braes Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Brampton House, N1 Residential block
Caldy Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Canonbury Crescent, N1 Canonbury Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Canonbury Lane, N1 Canonbury Lane is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Canonbury Park North, N1 Canonbury Park North is a road in the N1 postcode area
Canonbury Park South, N1 Canonbury Park South is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Canonbury Place, N1 Canonbury Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Canonbury Road London Canonbury Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Canonbury Road, N1 Canonbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Canonbury Square, N1 Canonbury Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Canonbury Street, N1 Canonbury Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Canonbury Villas, N1 Canonbury Villas is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cardigan Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Channel Islands Estate, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Church Road, N1 Church Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Clare Lane, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Clephane Road, N1 Clephane Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Clifton Road, N1 Clifton Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Cobble Lane, N1 Cobble Lane is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Colebeck Mews, N1 Colebeck Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Compton Avenue, N1 Compton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Compton Road, N1 Compton Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Compton Terrace, N1 Compton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Coopers Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Cross Street, N1 Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Crowland Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Dagmar Passage, N1 Dagmar Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dengie Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Dibden Street, N1 Dibden Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dixon Clark Court, N1 Dixon Clark Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Douglas Road North, N1 Douglas Road North is a road in the N1 postcode area
Douglas Road South, N1 Douglas Road South is a road in the N1 postcode area
Douglas Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Ecclesbourne Road, N1 Ecclesbourne Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Edward’s Cottages, N1 Edward’s Cottages is a road in the N1 postcode area
Elizabeth Avenue, N1 Elizabeth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Elmore Street, N1 Elmore Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Eric Fletcher Court Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Eric Fletcher Court, N1 Eric Fletcher Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Essex Road, N1 Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, had a country house here in the sixteenth century where he often entertained Queen Elizabeth I.
Essex Road, N1 Essex Road is a road in the N1P postcode area
Esther Anne Place, N1 Esther Anne Place is a location in London.
Evelyn Dennington Court, N1 Evelyn Dennington Court is a block in Islington.
Florence Street, N1 Florence Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Fowler Road, N1 Fowler Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Grange Grove, N1 Grange Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area
Greenman Street, N1 Greenman Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Gulland Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Halliford Street, N1 Halliford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Halton Cross Street, N1 Halton Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Halton Road, N1 Halton Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hampton Court, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hawes Street, N1 Hawes Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Hawkwell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hedingham Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Henley Heights 351e, N1 Henley Heights 351e is a location in London.
Holland Passage, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hopping Lane, N1 Hopping Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Hullbridge Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Irving Mews, N1 Irving Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Islay Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Islington Park Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Islington Park Street, N1 Islington Park Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
John Spencer Square, N1 John Spencer Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Keens Yard, N1 Keens Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Laundry Lane, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lindsey Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lismore Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lundy Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Melville Place, N1 Melville Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Morton Road, N1 Morton Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Mull Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Napier Terrace, N1 Napier Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Naver House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
New River Walk, N1 New River Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Nightingale Road, N1 Nightingale Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Northampton Street, N1 Northampton Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Northway House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Oransay Road, N1 Oransay Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Orchard Close, N1 Orchard Close is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Peabody Square, N1 Peabody Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Peabody Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pleasant Place, N1 Pleasant Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Popham Road, N1 Popham Road is a street in London
Prior Bolton Street, N1 Prior Bolton Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Queensbury Street, N1 Queensbury Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Ramsey Walk, N1 Ramsey Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rawreth Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Raynor Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Red House Square, N1 Red House Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Richmond Grove, N1 Richmond Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area
River Place Health Centre, N1 River Place Health Centre is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
River Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Rona Walk, N1 Rona Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Rotherfield Street, N1 Rotherfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Sable Street, N1 Sable Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Sebbon Street, N1 Sebbon Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Shelley Place, N1 Shelley Place is a location in London.
Sherborne Street, N1 Sherborne Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Shillingford Street, N1 Shillingford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Spencer Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
St Mary’s Grove, N1 St Mary’s Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area
Steeple Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Swan Yard, N5 Swan Yard is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Terretts Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
The Ivories, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Thorndike Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tibberton Square, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tibberton Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tower Court, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tressel Close, N1 Tressel Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Tressell Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tyndale Lane, N1 Tyndale Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Tyndale Terrace, N1 Tyndale Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Upper Bardsey Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Caldy Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Dengie Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Hawkwell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Lismore Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Ramsey Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Rawreth Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Street, N1 Upper Street is a location in London.
Upper Street, N1 Upper Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wakelin House, N1 Residential block
Walney Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Waterloo Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Willow Bridge Road, N1 Willow Bridge Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Wontner Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode


Essex Road

Essex Road railway station is the only deep level underground station in London served solely by National Rail trains.

The station was opened on 14 February 1904 by the Great Northern & City Railway (GN&CR) on its underground route between the Great Northern Railway (GNR) station at Finsbury Park and the Metropolitan Railway (MR) and City & South London Railway (C&SLR) station at Moorgate in the City of London.

The GN&CR was intended to carry main line trains and the tunnels were constructed with a larger diameter (4.9 m) than the other deep tube railways being built at that time (roughly 3.4 m to 3.7 m). From 1913, the MR took control of the GN&CR and ran it under its own name until it became part of the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933.

Between 1922 and 1948 the station name was Canonbury & Essex Road. The name reverted to the original form in 1948.

In preparation for the LPTB's 'Northern Heights' plan the line was transferred to the control of the Morden-Edgware Line (now the Northern Line).

The Northern Heights plan involved the building of a connection to the surface platforms at Finsbury Park and the transfer of a London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) branch from there to Edgware, High Barnet and Alexandra Palace. By 1939 much of the work for the connection of the lines had been done and the opening of the connection was scheduled for autumn 1940 but the start of World War II put a halt to further construction. After the war the uncompleted parts of the plan were cancelled and Northern Line trains continued to run to Drayton Park on what became known as the Northern City Line or, from 1970, the Northern Line Highbury Branch.

The station was, from the early 1960s, closed on Sundays. In the 1970s it was also closed on Saturdays.

On 4 October 1975 the Northern City Line was closed (due to its weekend closure, Essex Road closed the day before) and ceased to be part of the London Underground. The line was transferred to British Rail (BR) and the unused connection between Drayton Park and Finsbury Park from the cancelled Northern Heights plan finally received the tracks to connect the line to the surface platforms at Finsbury Park. On 8 August 1976, the City Line reopened as part of the BR network with mainline size trains running to Old Street. On 8 November 1976, seventy-two years after the GN&CR first opened, the line was opened fully for mainline trains from Moorgate to Finsbury Park and beyond as had been originally intended.

By comparison with other underground stations built at the beginning of the 20th century, the station's surface building is nondescript and unremarkable. Unlike many other central London underground stations, Essex Road was never modernised with escalators and access to the platforms is by lift or a spiral staircase. The station also lacks the automatic ticket gates present at most London Underground and many National Rail stations.

At the lower level the lifts and staircase (of 157 steps) are connected to the platforms via a passageway and a short staircase rising between the two tunnels. The Underground's former operation of the station is evident from the unused and rusty fourth rail which once provided a return of the current from the tube trains serving the line. The third rail is still in use, with return now through the running rails.

Essex Road is a station on the proposed Chelsea-Hackney line.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Highbury Corner
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In the neighbourhood...

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The exterior of the Agricultural Hall in Islington (1861).
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Highbury Corner
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