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Roads S – Z

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Please note that most pages on this site have had little attention since the end of 2005 so may be somewhat out of date.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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St Alphege Road St Alphege Road runs from the Hertford Road, more or less opposite Bedford Road, to Turin Road. I don't know much about the road but I suspect it was probably between the wars build and the north side has a modern housing development dating from round the 1980s on the site of the old United Dairies depot.
St Andrew's Road  St Andrew's Road is a cul-de-sac off a cul-de-sac off Turin Road in the area north of Salisbury lower School and I suspect it will turn out to be late C20 build.
St Ann's Road St Ann's Road is a double cul-de-sac forming a T-junction at the west end of St Joan's Road and I should imagine is c. 1930s build though I haven't looked.
St Edmunds Road St Edmunds Road runs on the west side of Galliard Road from a junction near the south end to Mansfield Close about halfway along and is a mix of 1930s or earlier private and council stock housing with some 1950s era flats at the north end.
St George's Road St George's Road can be seen on the 1894 map running east from New Road on the Fore Street junction and then branching south to meet Knight's Lane and north-east to run to the low level railway. It is shown partially developed with housing and that would have only been a few years old at most. The road may perhaps have shifted alignment by a few yards in the 1970s redevelopment but it wasn't lost totally. It then met the high road itself with New Road coming off it and acted as a service road for St George's car park. Some maps also showed it turning north between the car park and the South Mall where was is car parking and rear access to some shops. Passing by in December 2008 it would seem it has now been lost totally to an extended car park.
St James' s Road St James's Road dates back to at least 1871 and on the 1894 map can be seen to run from Queens Road all the way to New Road and be lined on the north side with a number of larger looking houses. Post 1970s it is a much shorter road and the housing is 1970s era too. Although the maps might suggest it links to Plevna Road it is actually blocked off to make it a cul-de-sac.
St Joan's Road St Joan's Road runs from the end of Church Lane and crosses Latymer Road south of the brook to end at St Ann's Road and is 1930s build.
St Joseph's Road St Joseph's Road runs from the Hertford Road towards Salisbury School. On the 1894 map it can be seen shorter than it is today and only partially developed. There was redevelopment in this area in the 1960s as I understand it and I believe at the eastern end at least it is blocks of flats or maisonettes.
St Malo Avenue St Malo Avenue runs from the east end of Town Road down into Barrowfield Close and is shown partially developed on the 1894 map.
St Martin's Road St Martin's Road links Town Road to Monmouth Road and was occupied by 1902. However the modern day road is now a continuation of Plevna Road with a 1970s car park on the west side.
St Mary's gardens See Emsworth Close.
St Mary's Road St Mary's Road was already occupied by 1881 and was part of the Maddin Estate with St Joseph's Road. The 1894 map shows it still only partially developed. Back then it ran onto the Hertford Road itself. The area was redeveloped in the 1960s and now the road is linked into St Joseph's Road in the area behind Forest Road Clinic and runs all the way to Nightingale Road. The eastern end seems to be 1930s style like most of the Nightingale Road but blocks of flats or maisonettes are visible in the redeveloped area.
St Mary's Terrace Until the area was obliterated in the 1950s/60s (I know not which), numbers 334 to 354 Hertford Road were two terraces of shops with five between Forest Road and St Mary's Road and another eleven leading up to St Joseph's Road. They are shown two thirds complete on the 1984 map and a 1902 directory names them togethers as St Mary's Terrace.
St Michael's Avenue St Michael's Avenue is the cul-de-sac off Turin road that in turn leads to St Andrew's Road and Eastbrook Avenue and this strikes me as a late C20 type of road arrangement.
St Peter's Road St Peter's Road runs from Bounces Road (by St Peter's church) all the way up to Forest Road. The road is laid out on the 1894 map but was named as part of Grosvenor Road. The name had changed by 1899.
Salisbury Mansions There are three large terraces lining the north end of Fore Street and the centre one of them (the one with Akin Supermarket occupying most of the ground floor) is Salisbury Mansions and this is still used as the address of the flats above the shops.
Salisbury Road Salisbury Road was first occupied in 1899 and was one of several roads running east from Victoria Road in the Barbot Estate. The area was totally redeveloped in the early 1970s and the road, which may not be on the original alignment but can't be too far off, became an access road to the three tower blocks on its south side and the blocks of maisonettes on the north side. The road swings north at the end. The three tower blocks were pulled down in 2002/2003 and and replaced by low level housing.The maisonettes and houses are following in 2005. Bedevere Road has been built only a few yards to the south so it is hard to see Salisbury Road surviving the redevelopment without relocation.
Salmons Road Salmon's Road takes the most curious of alignments between Croyland Road and Junction Road and examination of old maps suggests that it must be because it follows the line of a culverted stream. It is tempting to say that they chose the wrong name and that it should be Saddlers Mill Stream it is named after. However on old maps there are indications of a lot more water about in this area including a link into Salmon's Brook so maybe it isn't so wrong. I can't remember what the housing is like but I should imagine it might have been immediately post first world war as most of the surrounding area is pre-war but Dalling doesn't note any evidence of it by 1914.
Sandhurst Road Sandhurst Road follows the line of the Boundary Ditch in the area north-east of Nightingale Road before looping back onto Charlton Road at the end. I really don't know this area but I would have imagined it would date to the 1930s.
Savernake Road Savernake Road runs between Galliard Road and St Edmunds Road opposite Galliard School's main entrance in the parts of the road that are council stock housing.
Sawyer Close Sawyer Close runs off Lion Road into a housing development alongside the railway line. I think it would be late 1980s or early 1990s build. I can't really remember it myself but a 1936 map clearly marks a substantial dress factory there accessed from Church Street east of Keats Parade. I think a couple of houses in Lion Road were demolished to make the moden access.
Scarborough Road Scarborough Road links Cuckoo Hall Lane to Nightingale Road. I am not familiar with it but I would speculate it is probably a between the wars development.
Sebastopol Road Sebastopol Road off Fore Street dates back to at least 1861 and in 1894 was fully developed for its then length. It used to run pretty straight and nearly meet Felixstowe Road. The area was completely redeveloped in the 1950s and the road, which is probably unchanged from or very close to its original alignment at the Fore Street end, now turns to meet up with Felixstowe Road where it doglegs.
Selhurst Road See Banstead Gardens entry.
Seymour Road Seymour Road is another of the many roads linking Monmouth Road and Town Road and dates back to at least 1902.
Shirley Grove Shirley Grove runs north-east from Nightingale Road to Charlton Road and I think is probably c. 1930s build.
Shrubbery Road Shrubbery Road lies on the west of Fore Street and meets it at two places. From the southern junction by the old library building the road goes west and then south-west. This part of the road dates back to at least 1881 and was originally called George Street. I wonder if the slighly curious alignment reflects the presence of a water course that seems to be indicated on older maps. On the 1894 map George Street is developed on the south side and then Shrubbery Road is laid out from its end running north then east to join Fore Street again. Shrubbery Road was pretty much developed by 1899 and by then had absorbed George Street too. As a not terribly exciting aside, the 2002 AA / W.H.Smith street maps of London seem to have mislaid Shrubbery Road totally!
Smythe Close The new access road running into the new developments at Edmonton Green just north of St Georges Road was signed as Smythe Close by April 2007. Passing by the site in December 2008 it can seen to be the main, and indeed only, access road.
Solomon Avenue Solomon Avenue dates from something like the late 1980s or early 1990s and runs north from Park Road east of the railway line.
South Eastern Avenue South Eastern Avenue is on The Hyde Estate and is probably one of the earlier roads dating from the 1920s. It runs north-west from the Park Lane and Victoria Road to meet Central Avenue at Sweet Briar Grove.
South Mall South Mall is part of Edmonton Green Shopping Centre from the Market Square to opposite the swimming pool.
South Road South Road runs between Findon Road and Crescent Road on the estate north of Bury Street. First occupied by 1893, it is shown developed on its north side on the 1894 map. Dalling says it was originally called South Terrace.
South Terrace Dalling claims South Terrace as the original name for South Road and that it had been renamed by 1902. However the 1894 map calls it South Road too so it must have been a much shorter lived name.
South Way Please see the entry for Centre Way.
Stanley Road See the entry for Arthur Road.
Station House Mews In the 1990s the old police station buildings on Fore Street were converted to apartments and new dwellings built alongside. The development is called Station House Mews.
Stowe Gardens Stowe Gardens is a cul-de-sac on the east side of the 1930s Latymer Estate just north of Marlborough Road.
Streamside Close Streamside Road appeared in the late 1980s or early 1990s without my really being aware of it. It continues Cyprus Road into the area behind the Hyde House Estate south of the brook.
Strimon Close This is c. 2002 build off the north side of Lena Crescent on the Montagu Road developments.
Summerskille Close Summerskille Road is a cul-de-sac on the north-west of the c. 2001 Plevna Road development tucked in the space before St James's Road.
Sunnyside Road
Sunnyside Road East
Sunnyside Road North
Sunnyside Road South
Sunnyside Road lies on the east side of Victoria Road south of the Barbot Estate. it was first occupied by 1907. Somewhere along the line the three roads have been renamed by points of the compass (assuming they weren't originally called that).
Sutherland Road Sutherland Road is the next road north from Bury Street on the Hertford Road and runs to Crescent Road. It was first occupied in 1893 and shown completely developed all bar the houses west of the footpath that still leads to Houndsfield Road (then just a footpath itself).
Sweet Briar Green Sweet Briar Green runs from midway along Park Lane to a small green space in the south of The Hyde Estate. The other roads called something Green seem to be very narrow and this could well be the same.
Sweet Briar Grove Sweet Briar Grove continues the line of Sweet Briar Walk (which runs on the west side of Pymmes Park) from Park Lane and through the c. 1920s The Hyde Estate up to Northern Avenue.
Sycamore Close Sycamore Close is a cul-de-sac at the south end of Pycroft Way where it turns north.

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Tigris Close Tigris Close is c. 2002 build off the south side of Lena Crescent on the east of Montagu Road.
Tillotson Road Please see the entry for Arthur Road.
Tintagel House Tintagel House was built in the early 1970s and was demolished in 2002. It was one of the three tower blocks on the Barbot Estate in a line alongside Salisbury Road (the one nearest the railway).
Town Road Town Road was already well established by the time the 1867 O.S. map was drawn up and the 1894 map shows that, along with Bounces Road, it was probably the most significant area of development in the late 19th Century. Originally it ran down to The Green crossing the end of New Road but it was truncated in the 1970s development.
Tramway Avenue Tramway Avenue was the approach road to the tramway depot, later a trolley bus depot and bus garage. The tramway opened in 1881 and the 1894 map shows the road partially developed with housing as well as having the depot at the end. I believe this will have been rebuilt for the electric trams as 1904 is usually the date quoted for the depot which survived until the 1980s before making way for housing.
Tranmere Road Tranmere Road is at the north end of the Latymer Estate and is a cul-de-sac hidden between Harrow Drive and Bury Street. Bury Hall would have been on this site until the 1920s.
Tristram Drive Tristram Drive runs east from Victoria Road at the south end of the Barbot Estate and was called Barbot Close until c. 2003. The latter name is now used for the north-south part at the end of it. The name is clearly picking up on the Arthurian theme that had been used for the tower blocks.
Tudor Road Tudor Road runs from the Hertford Road just south of Tramway Avenue and links into St Joseph's Road. The high road here was redeveloped in the 1970s but I don't know what it is like otherwise.
Turin Road Turin Road runs south from Cuckoo Hall Lane into the new developments on the site of the old tram depot and bus garage. On the 1894 map there is a substantial looking footpath marked here which continues down to St Mary's Road and apparently it had previously been a slightly more substantial thorougfare that reached Bounces Road (it was called Huttons Lane).

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Valley House Valley House is another of the 1950s Beaconsfield Road blocks and is on the east side just before the junction with Osman Road.
Victor Villas Victor Villas is the name for the terrace or terraces on the east side of the Great Cambridge Road between Deansway and Westerham Avenue and would date to the 1930s era.
Victoria Green A development of apartments being constructed in 2005 between the Barbot Estate and the rear of the premises in Church Street is going by the name "Victoria Green". Whether this appears as an actual road remains to be seen so this is a pre-emptive strike as it were! I should imagine it must be pretty close to the site of the old Cedars Road.
Victoria Road The name Victoria Road came into use some time between 1894 and 1901 as a new name for the north-south part of Hyde Lane (which I discuss separately). In the 1930s the road was realigned at the north end and the Church Street junction moved slightly. The south end was remodelled in the major works on Sterling Way in the 1990s. The stretch through Lower Edmonton is basically early C20 on the east side before coming onto a current development project obliterating a 1970s redevelopment which in turn obliterated late C19 housing. The west side is 1920/30s housing leading up to a 1960s redevelopment that obliterated last C19 housing, and then some assorted 1930s housing and a 2002 building just before the Chrurch Street junction.
Volta Close Another road on the c. 2002 Montagu Road development, this is the middle of three cul-de-sacs running from Hudson Way to the railway on the southern side of the estate.

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Walbrook House Walbrook House is the tower block built in the late 60s or early 70s near the junction of Bounces Road and Montagu Road.
Walbrook Road Walbrook Road ran into the Goodwin Road Estate at the east end of Bounces Road and is part developed on the 1894 map. It was lost in the 1960s redevelopment.
Walton House Walton House is the 1950s block of flats on Fore Street south of the Sebastopol Road junction.
Walmer House Walmer House is the small tower block on Bury Street just west of the railway line. I'd imagine it dates from the 1950s or early 1960s.
Warley Road Warley Road is shown on the 1894 map as a partially developed cul-de-sac on the Goodwin Road Estate. It is not named and was apparently actually called Woolmer Road originally. The area was completely wiped out in the 1960s redevelopment but Warley Road remains on or close to its original alignment.
Warren Close Warren Close is a cul-de-sac off Cambourne Avenue is the area east of Nightingale Road.
Warren Crescent Warren Crescent is a cul-de-sac off Bury Street where it bends west north of the railway bridge. 19th Century maps show Warren Lodge just to the west of this location.
Warriner Drive Warriner Drive appearred at some time in the 1980s or early 1990s in the land between the railway line and Fore Street roughly opposite Plevna Road that had been a car park for many years.
Water Lane Water Lane runs from Houndsfield Road to Henderson Road on the site of the old Houndsfield Road lido. There is a residential home here and probably some other housing too and it would all date from the late 1980s or early 1990s I should think.
Well House Well House is yet another 1950s block on the West side of beaconsfield Road.
Wellby Close Wellby Close runs east from the bend in Belmont Avenue. Curiously it does not appear in Enfield Council's online mapping. The planning application was placed in 2000 so it si a fairly new development.
Wellington Avenue Wellington Avenue runs from Town Road towards the allotments and is shown partially developed on the 1894 map. It know swings round in a crescent to run alongside the allotments. i wouldn't be surprised if that is a more modern development.
Wellstead Avenue Wellstead Avenue runs from Nightingale Road to Charlton Road and I would imagine it is 1930s area.
West Close West Close lies off Dunholme Avenue and serves the 1960s development on the west side of Victoria Road.
West Street West Street was probably built sometime around 1875 and is seen fully developed on the 1894 map, running west off Victoria Road. This area was redeveloped in the 1960s and the road was lost, though the short stub of access road by the side of the Hyde Arms is presumably the original line. The road was originally called Coles Avenue.
Westbourne Place Westbourne Place is a cul-de-sac off the west side of Eastbournia Avenue.
Westerham Avenue Westerham Avenue runs between the Great Cambridge Road and Haselbury Road on the southern boundary of Lower Edmonton and dates from the 1930s.
Westminster Road Westminster Road runs up from Bounces Road to Grosvenor Road and was occupied by 1902.
Western Avenue A contributor to the message board reports that Western Avenue was the original name for Deansway and that it was renamed after the war.
Westoe Road One of the many roads linking Town Road and Monmouth Road, Westoe Road is shown laid on the 1894 map with five houses built.
Westview Crescent Westview Crescent is a cul-de-sac off the north side of Bury Street West more or less opposite Little Bury Street.
Wheatley Gardens Wheatley Gardens is a cul-de-sac off the north side of Deansway. It is another of the rather narrow roads scattered across the Hyde Estate.
White House White House consists of three terraces of maisonettes. Their postal address is of the form 'Flat ?, White House, Montagu Road'. The first terrace of twelve is at the end of Nash Road and would appear to have a block of garages behind them. The next terrace faces on to Montagu Road and appears to be of a similar design. The last terrace, which runs up to Bounces Road, is clearly of a different design and isn't so deep.
Wimborne Road Dating from around 1902, Wimborne Road links Winchester Road with Church Lane.
Winchester Road Winchester Road runs from Church Street (opposite the Rose and Crown pub close to the Victoria Road junction) all the way up to Bury Street. It was first occupied by 1899 and is mentioned at least as far as Salmon's Brook on the 1901 census.
Winifred Terrace Winifred Terrace is the little road on the corner of Bury Street West and the A10 leading up to Edmonton County school.
Winton Close WInton Close is a cul-de-sac off Shirley Grove.
Woodlands Road Woodlands Road runs from St Peter's Road, between Forest Road and Lowden Road, and Devonshire Road. I know nothing about it. In fact I didn't know it was there.
Woodpecker Close Woodpecker Close was built in the 1960s and is a cul-de-sac off Woodstock Crescent.
Woodstock Crescent Woodstock Crescent runs from Galliard Road onto Mayfield Crescent on the north-west side of Galliard Road. It dates from the 1930s.
Woolmer Road The original name for Warley Road. It had been renamed by 1904.
Wrampling Place Wrampling Place is on Croyland Road between Kenwood Road and the site of the old schools. I've clean forgotten what the housing is like there.
Wren Close See the entry for Chaffinch Close.
Wyldfield Gardens Wyldfield Gardens is a 1970s development in the area west of the Latymer Road and Fore Street juncion.

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Zambezi Drive Zambezi Drive runs off the east side of Montagu Road and is the southern most road on the estate there. In must be 2003 build because it wasn't there in February that year! Walking past in early 2004 it seems like there isn't going to be any development on the south side of the road.

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