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Roads M – R

This is a bash at listing all the roads in Lower Edmonton including any that have gone and noting any changes I know about.
Please note that most pages on this site have had little attention since the end of 2005 so may be somewhat out of date. Even if some parts of the page have clearly been updated that does not mean all the page has.

There are a lot of roads to handle so I've split the content across a number of pages:

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Maldon Road Maldon Road is on the west side of Victoria Road on the north of the local shops. It is shown partially developed on the 1894 map but looking different to the other developed streets in that some of the houses are semi-detached and there is some non-residential use in the area on the north side. It was certainly occupied by 1893 but I'd speculate it is some ten to fifteen years younger than those other streets. This remains the case today though from walking past the end I thought it all looked more like 1950/60s vintage and certainly the area to the south was redeveloped in that time.
Malvern Terrace Malvern Terrace is a 1930s cul-de-sac off of Laytmer Road between Stowe Gardens and Lancing Gardens.
Manor Place Manor Place is used an address for several shops in the 1890 Kelly's Directory and is still referred to c. 1900. It seems to be 443 – 455 Fore Street in 1902 and later 16 – 22 The Broadway.
Mansfield Close Mansfield Close joins Galliard Road to the end of St Edmunds Road and marks the transition from council stock to private 1930s housing on the Galliard Estate.
Market Parade Market Parade is the terrace of shops on Winchester Road between Church Street and Lichfield Road. It has its own number sequence but is listed as "Market Parade, Winchester Road".
Market Square Market Square is indeed the market square in the heart of Edmonton Green shopiing centre.
Marlborough Road Marlborough Road links Latymer Road and Winchester Road just north of Salmon's Brook. Again this is the 1930s Latymer Estate.
Marsden Road Marsden Road is another of the roads between Town Road and Monmouth Road and is laid out and named on the 1894 map and occupied by 1899.
Marshside Close Marshside Close feeds off Cumberland Road on the Goodwin Road Estate at the eastern end of Bounces Road. Something about the name screams 1990s at me and it certainly isn't on my older street atlas so I may be correct. The area to the east is largely a 1960s development.
Martin Close See the entry for Bunting Close.
Mayfield Crescent Mayfield Cresent runs north from Galliard Road linking up with the end of Woodstock Crescent before bending at the end to link up with Northfield Road in Ponders End.
Menon Drive This is the road on the north side of the green space on the c. 2001 Plevna Road developments and includes Aulay Lawrence Court and Peter Moore Court.
Milestone Alley Victoria Road was formerly known as Hyde Lane but didn't join Church Street at its current junction. Instead it swung east and joined next to the parade of shops next to the station. There was however a lane continuing the north-south alignment and this was apparently known locally as Milestone Alley (presumably there was a mile stone in the proximity). With the early development of the Barbot Estate roads this lane seems to have been developed into the through route. The junction was realigned in the 1930s so it isn't quite the same location.
Milestone Close This is probably inspired by Milestone Alley suggesting someone obviously had their history books out in the 1990s. It is the road serving the 1990s development of flats between the south end of Chichester Road and the railway line on the old London Tobacco Company site.
Millbrook Road Millbrook Road runs from Bury Street to Croyland Road on the site of the former Millbrook House (which is shown on the 1867 map). The date 1879 appears on a couple of houses but the road was only half developed by the time of the 1894 map.
Monmouth Road Monmouth Road runds from the Hertford Road south of The Crescent all the way to Montagu Road. On the 1894 map it is only laid out between Oxford Road and Harton Road and has just five houses.
Montagu Road Montagu Road is the B137 that starts from Angel Road and passes Bounces Road where it becomes Nightingale Road at the Goodwin Road junction. The west side of the stretch through Lower Edmonton was developing in the late C19 and early C20 but the east side was mostly warehousing and industry right until late C20. Since about 1999 the area from Pickett's Lock Lane towards the boundary has been the site of new housing developments. In the late C19 the road was known as Jeremy's Green Lane, becoming Montagu Road around 1899. A 1902 directory refers to Montagu Road running all the way to the river even though the name Pickett's Lock Lane was already in use on earlier maps.
Montefiore's Place Montefiore's Place appears on the 1867 and 1894 maps on the east side of Little Bury Street and was a row of cottages. Ramscroft Close now occupies the site.
Mottingham Road Mottingham Road runs from Cuckoo Hall Lane to Sandhurst Road in the area north-east of Nightingale Road that I really know nothing about.
Myrtle Cottages Myrtle Cottages were occupied by 1893 and can be seen on the 1894 map (along with Charles Cottages) in the area north of Sebastopol Road at the east end. They are facing the old course of Salmon's Brook with no obvious road or lane marked out. They were apparently lost in the 1950s redevelopment of the area.

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Nash Road Nash Road runs between Exeter Road and Montagu Road more or less opposite Pickett's Lock Lane. I would think it is a between the wars development.
Nelson Road Nelson Road runs south off Town Road and can be seen part laid out and unnamed on the 1987 map.
New Road New Road can be seen on the1867 map and was actually built at the same time as the low level railway in 1849 to bypass The Green and the level crossing. It was the through route and was developed with shops and housing and, of course, the Empire theatre which lead to the local nickname "Empire Hill". Following the opening of the shopping centre in the early 1970s New Road basically became a flyover that did little but provide access to a multi-storey car park. This was not a great success and stood unused for many years and New Road latterly found much more useful employment as bus standing. With the construction of the shopping centre New Road was actually extended to Monmouth Road alongside the new Baptish Church but was sealed off at the north end after a while. In mid-2004 it was opened up again so the newer section could become a temporary bus stand. The original New Road (or the replacement of it on the same basic alignment) was demolished in 2005 and only the little stub at the north end is left to keep the name alive (one hopes it will indeed do so).
Newdales Close Newdales Close runs off Balham Road behind where Dales department store used to be. The area to the north is maisonettes that were thrown up in the late 1970s as I recall, but I believe just here it is more like 1980s and may be houses or flats.
Nightingale Road Nightingale Road is the continuation of the B137 Montagu Road northwards. It swings to the west to meet the Hertford Road in a staggered junction with Galliard Road. I should imagine it is a product of the 1930s.
Nile Drive Nile Drive is on the c. 2002 development running from Montagu Road to Hudson Way between Lena Crescent and Chad Crescent.
Northcliff Road Please see the entry for Felixstowe Road.
Northern Avenue Northern Avenue runs from Victoria Road through The Hyde Estate to come out on Haslebury Road opposite Latymer School.
Northfield Close This one is going to need checking...
North Mall North Mall is part of the shopping centre from the Market Square to North Square.
North Place North Place appears in the 1890 directory but the name is dropped by 1902. Comparison between the directories and sanity checking against the 1894 map suggests this must be 378 – 408 Fore Street which is on the east side running south from the junction with Osman Road (number 408 is the corner plot and is 16 North Place). This area was demolished in the 1950s and Durbin House and Passmore House lie on the site (or slightly towards the rear of it). A 1900 directory has supported my deduction.
North Road North Road is a cul-de-sac off the west side of the Hertford Road just before Houndsfield Road. It is shown partially laid out on the 1894 map and with a couple of houses on it. Dalling suggests occupation by 1902 but I suspect it might be earlier as the houses do seem to be occupied pretty much as they were built back then,
North Square North Square is the northernmost part of Edmonton Green shopping centre and the last part of the centre to be opened.
Northumberland Gardens Northumberland Gardens is a cul-de-sac off Victoria Road between Maldon Road and Northen Avenue.
North Way Please see the entry for Centre Way.

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Oaklands Avenue Oaklands Avenue runs along the south side of Galliard Road from just before Mayfield Crescent on the opposite side of the road. It ends at Rossdale Drive opposite St Alphege's.
Oate's Alley Oate's Alley is shown on the 1867 and 1894 maps but would have been built over in early C20 though I guess the very south end might have survived a bit longer. It started on Church Street between two pairs of semi-detached houses (one of those pairs still being there next to the Jolly Farmer). It ran north into what must be the south end of Chichester Road now and then was reduced to a footpath running diagonally towards the railway footbridge where a tiny chunk of it remains.
Ollerton Road No, I give in. I don't know this one either.
Osman Road Osman Road is on the east side of Fore Street just south of Plevna Road. The road existed by 1881 and is shown fully developed on the 1894 map. The area was completely redeveloped in the 1950s and I would suggest that the modern Osman Road is sited a llttle to the north of the original.
Osward Place Osward Place feeds off Chiswick Road on the west of the Hertford Road. It is developed with late 1970s maisonettes but the name is on old maps as a big house or something like that.
Oxford Close Oxford Close is tucked between Bounces Lane, which runs behind The Crescent., and Oxford Road. On the 1867 and 1894 maps there is a row of houses called Crescent Cottages shown here. They dated from at least 1841. I don't know if they are still there of if there is any other later or additional development there.
Oxford Road Running between Bounces Road and Monmouth Road, Oxford Road is fully laid out and half developed on the 1894 map.

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Park Lane Park Lane, which has the N18 postcode, runs between Haselbury Road and Victoria Road along the north side of Pymmes Park. It is on the 1914 map as Brooke Road. The housing on the north side is 1920/30s I seem to remember.
Park Road Park Road runs from Victoria Road by the PPI to Fore Street by The Golden Fleece. On the 1894 map the western half is still called Hyde Lane which then bends round to the south and the eastern half is ill defined. However it seems it was once called Fleece Lane. The name Park Road was in use by 1899. The northern half of Pymmes Park only opened in 1897 so the name wouldn't be older than that. The post code is usually shown as N18 but I do notice that the newer builds on the north side at the end of Solomon Avenue are N9.
Parr Close Parr Close is a cul-de-sac right on the boundary of the N9 area running from Brookfield Road to the footpath built on the old low level railway line. All this area looks like 1980s build when viewed from the footpath so I should imagine that is the case for this road.
Passmore House Passmore house is a 1950s built block of maisonettes set back from Fore Street between Osman Road and Sebastopol Road.
Peel Close Peel Close runs off Plevna Road and is a service road for the rear of the police station which opened in 1990.
Pendragon House The last of the Barbot Estate tower blocks to be demolished. Demolition started in late 2003 and carried on into 2004. It is on the line of three built in the early 1970s alongside Salisbury Road and the one nearest Victoria Road.
Penfold Road A cul-de-sac off the south end of Charlton Road. That is all I know.
Penn House Another of the 1950s built blocks of maisonettes, Penn House is on the east side of Beaconsfield Road at the junction with Sebastopol Road.
Penn Street Penn Street used to run off Sebastopol Road just east of where the latter road now turns north. It is marked on the 1867 O.S. map and on the 1894 one is named and fully developed. It was lost in the 1950s redevelopment of the area.
Pentland Close This is a cul-de-sac on the c. 2002 'North Nine' development south of Pickett's Lock Lane and runs off Hennesey Road.
Perry Gardens Perry Gardens is a cul-de-sac off the south side of Deansway near the Great Cambridge Road.
Peter Moore Court See Menon Drive.
Pickett's Lock Lane Pickett's Lock Lane runs from Montagu Road to Pickett's Lock (surprisingly enough!). The present alighment runs east from south of The Cart Overthrown to bridge the railway and Meridian Way, swings north for a short distance and then runs east again. The 1894 map shows the old alignment where it started from the end of Montagu Road and ran directly east along what is now Goodwin Road to cross the railway by a level crossing and pick up the present day alignment. There is some housing development in a number of cul-de-sacs south of the road on the eastern section, thoughfully located next to the sewage works. This looks 1960s or early 1970s to my eyes. A 1902 directory refers to Montagu Road running all the way to the river and doesn't mention Pickett's Lock Lane by name even though it is marked on the earlier map.
Plevna House Plevna House is the 1950s block of maistonettes on Fore Street between Plevna Road and Osman Road.
Plevna Road Plevna Road existed by 1881 and on the 1894 map it is shown running from Fore Street to Beaconsfield Road and developed up. The area to the south was redeveloped during the 1950s and the area to the north in the 1970s and the road now runs to the east a little more and then runs north-north-easterly to meet Town Road. It was basically a service road for the rear of the shopping centre but from 1999 there was a housing development built on the east side which was completed in 2001.
Prespa Close This is the northern of three cul-de-sacs running from Hudson Way to the railway on the c. 2002 Montagu Road developments.
Purley Road See Banstead Gardens entry.
Pycroft Way Pycroft Way dates from around the 1980s and lies between Victoria Road and the railway line in the area south of the Sunnyside Road estate. The cul-de-sac opens onto Victoria Road midway between Sunnyside Road South and Park Road.
Pymmes Gardens North
Pymmes Gardens South
Pymmes Gardens are cul-de-sacs either side of South Eastern Avenue mid-way between the junctions with Victoria Road and Dunholme Road. This part of The Hyde Estate seems to have been the first part built (before they were forced to adopt plainer, cheaper designs) and so would be 1920s.

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Queen Anne Villas Queen Anne Villas is the original name of the 26 houses that line Church Street either side of and between the junctions with Arthur, Stanley and Tillotson Roads. They carry the date 1881.
Queens Road Queens Road, which runs south of Town Road near the Plevna Road junction, is shown developed on the eastern side on the 1894 map. A stub of the road seems to be present on the 1867 map.

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Railway Approach Railway Approach dates back to the 1870s at least though I don't know when the name went out of use. In the 1890 Kelly's Directory there are shops numbered from 1 to 7 on it plus unnumbered coal merchants. In the 1937 directory there there are only unnumbered entries and these include a tobacconist, a florist, a restaurant bar and one or two others, as well as one or two coal merchants. Based on those two directories, the 1867 and 1894 maps, and a 1938 aerial photo of the area I am going to suggest the following... Railway Approach was the roadway on the north-west side of The Green from Church Street to the low-level railway. There was a parade of numbered shops on the corner where the station booking office is now which were renumbered into The Broadway when that name was adopted in C20. There were also coal merchants in the old coal yards between the two railways lines using small huts for sales (similar to the Pegrum Memorials hut that remains) and four or five other kiosks were also erected here.
Ramscroft Close Ramscroft Close is a cul-de-sac off Little Bury Street north of the brook. I can't remember what sort of housing it has but it might well be second half C20.
Ranworth Road Ranworth Road runs between Town Road and Monmouth Road by one end of St Demetrios church (formerly St Martin's). It was laid out by 1914 but not developed apart from the church.
Richmond Crescent Richmond Crescent loops round from the end of Sutherland Road back onto Crescent Road in the area to the south of Jubilee Park. If I remember correctly, although most of this area is 1890 – 1900 era this road looks more like 1930s.
Ripon Road Ripon Road runs from the Hertford Road towards Houndsfield School. It was laid out by 1914 but not developed.
Romany House Back to the 1950s Beaconsfield Road blocks. Romany House is on the west side at the junction with Sebastopol Road.
Rosebery Road Rosebery Road originally ran parallel to the railway linking the ends of roads on the Barbot Estate. At the north end it joined Cedars Road a little west of where it runs into Church Street. It was occupied by 1899. After the 1970s development the road was used for a service road for the maisonettes north of Salisbury Road.
Rosemary Avenue Rosemary Avenue runs from the Hertford Road to Westminster Road opposite the Bury Street junction and by the side of the King William IV. I think it is between the wars stock but I forget.
Rossdale Drive Rossdale Drive is a cul-de-sac at the bottom of Galliard Road that runs to the back of St Alphege's church and links Oaklands Avenue back into Galliard Road. It has 1930s housing and of course the late 1950s church.
Rugby Avenue Rugby Avenue is on the 1930s Latymer Estate running from Lancing Gardens to Harrow Drive.
Ruskin Walk Ruskin Walk continues Durham Road into Lion Road at the end of Chichester Road, though there are barriers to make both it and Lion Road cul-de-sacs. The north side of the road has a three or four storey block of flats and the south side a terrace of very box like houses which I suspect probably date from the 1960s — I seem to recall lots of weatherboard and they seemed obsessed with gratuitous use of weatherboard back then

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