Invito House 1-7, IG2

Road in/near Gants Hill

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Invito House 1-7, IG2

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Road · Gants Hill · IG2 ·
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2020

A street within the IG2 postcode




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Gants Hill Gants Hill is an area of Ilford within the London Borough of Redbridge, 15 km northeast of Charing Cross.

NEARBY STREETS
Avery Gardens, IG2 Avery Gardens is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Beehive Lane, IG1 Beehive Lane is a road in the IG1 postcode area
Bishop’s Walk, IG1 Bishop’s Walk is a road in the IG1 postcode area
Bishop’s Walk, IG2 Bishop’s Walk is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Blenheim Avenue, IG2 Blenheim Avenue is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Bramley Crescent, IG2 Bramley Crescent is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Carmel House 332-336, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
Clarence Avenue, IG1 Clarence Avenue is a road in the IG1 postcode area
Clarence Avenue, IG2 Clarence Avenue is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Cranbrook Rise, IG1 Cranbrook Rise is a road in the IG1 postcode area
Cranbrook Road, IG2 Cranbrook Road is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Ethelbert Gardens, IG2 Ethelbert Gardens is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Fairholme Road, IG1 Fairholme Road is a road in the IG1 postcode area
Frinton Mews, IG2 Frinton Mews is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Gabrielle House 332-336, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
Gabrielle House, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
Gate House, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
Gaysham Avenue, IG2 Gaysham Avenue is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Glenham Drive, IG2 Glenham Drive is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Headley Approach, IG2 Headley Approach is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Headley Drive, IG2 Headley Drive is a road in the IG2 postcode area
House 1-7, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
House 332-336, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
House, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
Icknield Drive, IG2 Icknield Drive is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Imperial Chambers 10-17, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
Invito House, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
Lonsdale Crescent, IG2 Lonsdale Crescent is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Lynton Crescent, IG2 Lynton Crescent is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Martley Drive, IG2 Martley Drive is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Middlefield Gardens, IG2 Middlefield Gardens is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Middleton Gardens, IG2 Middleton Gardens is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Mornington Avenue, IG1 Mornington Avenue is a road in the IG1 postcode area
Panfield Mews, IG2 Panfield Mews is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Parham Drive, IG2 Parham Drive is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Roll Gardens, IG2 Roll Gardens is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Seven Ways Parade, IG2 A street within the IG2 postcode
Southview Crescent, IG2 Southview Crescent is a road in the IG2 postcode area
St Edmund’s Road, IG1 St Edmund’s Road is a road in the IG1 postcode area
St Helen’s Road, IG1 St Helen’s Road is a road in the IG1 postcode area
The Crescent, IG2 The Crescent is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Wayside Mews, IG2 Wayside Mews is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Wycombe Road, IG2 Wycombe Road is a road in the IG2 postcode area
Wycombe Road, IG4 Wycombe Road is a road in the IG4 postcode area


Gants Hill

Gants Hill is an area of Ilford within the London Borough of Redbridge, 15 km northeast of Charing Cross.

The name ’Gants Hill’ may derive from the le Gant family, stewards of Barking Abbey, who were originally from the Ghent area (’Gand’ in French). The name ’Gantesgrave’ appears in records from 1291.

The area was remote farmland until after the First World War.

The government had begun to provide funds to subsidise public housing. The Corporation of London proposed an estate of 2000 cottages between Cranbrook Road and Horns Road but abandoned the project before it was even half way complete.

After the Eastern Avevue was carved through the site in the mid 1920s, a developer - Charles Lord - bought the abandoned Corporation of London site and largely completed the scheme. Especially profitable for him was the conversion of properties that faced the Eastern Avenue into shops.

The focus for the new area was the Gants Hill roundabout. Largely retail, the The art deco Savoy cinema was built in 1934 (but demolished in 2003) between the Eastern Avenue and Perth Road. The latter was the main road of the Commonwealth Estate in which the roads are named after cities of the then British Empire - Aden, Auckland, Colombo, Melbourne, Quebec, Toronto and Perth.

The rest of Gants Hill was urbanised in the 1930s. Valentines Park was created between Gants Hill and nearby Ilford.

[caption id="attachment_3197" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="http://www.theundergroundmap.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-07-23-11.53.27-1.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-3197" src="http://www.theundergroundmap.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-07-23-11.53.27-1-300x224.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="224" /></a> Gants Hill station site (1938)[/caption]

Gants Hill station opened on the Central line in 1947. It was designed by Charles Holden in a very distinctive style. The London Passenger Transport Board had provided advice on the Moscow Metro contruction. Gants Hill was constructed in a similar design.

The station took its name from the Gants Hill roundabout, the ticket hall being directly underneath the roundabout. During planning, the names ’Ilford North’ and ’Cranbrook’ were considered for the station.

The Central line was proposed to be extended as part of the 1935–40 ’New Works’ programme. A new underground section between Leytonstone and Newbury Park was constructed before the Second World War but building came to a halt in June 1940. During the war, the station itself was used as an air raid shelter. The unused tunnels between the station and Redbridge were used as a munitions factory for Plessey. Construction resumed after the war ended and Gants Hill station opened on 14 December 1947.


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