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Roads G – L

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Please note that most pages on this site have had little attention since the end of 2005 so may be somewhat out of date.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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Galahad Road Galahad Road has been created as part of the redevelopment of the Barbot Estate c. 2004. It runs east from Victoria Road between Bedevere Road and Chauncey Close (basically slap bang through the site of the demolished tower blocks) and turns north at the end passing the east end of Bedevere Road and joining up with Salisbury Road.  As of June 2005 the Victoria Road junction hasn't been opened up. Salisbury Road doesn't look like it will survive the redevelopment as it is only yards from Bedevere Road which runs parallel to it.
Galliard Avenue See Galliard Road.
Galliard Close Galliard Close runs off the north side of Galliard Road almost upon the junction with the Hertford Road. I don't think I've ever walked round there but I'd imagine it is a 1950s or 60s build.
Galliard Court Galliard Court is the name for the blocks of flats about midway along Galliard Road on the north-west side and the access road for them runs off Mansfield Close. I would date them to 1950s or perhaps early 1960s.
Galliard Crescent See Hickory Close.
Galliard Road The 1894 map hints at the merest stub of the road at the junction with Bury Street and there is one small terrace of houses there which does look like it could be c. 1900. The southern section was laid out by 1912 but not developed until after the war. The housing on the west side up to Hamilton Road does look like it could be 1920s but the rest of the road is very much 1930s.

The north-eastern section of the road that forms the 1930s built estate from the Hertford Road to just past Woodstock Crescent was originally named Galliard Avenue and was separately numbered. On 1930s maps it can be seen that even when both ends of the road were joined up they were still separately named.

Garfield House Garfield House is a small block of flats on the corner of Findon Road and Bury Street. I should imagine it is 1960s or thereabouts.
Gatward Green Gatward Green runs easterly off the top end of Haselbury Road and is an access road to the development of flats and maisonettes running from Church Street to Laburnum Avenue. I'd hazard a guess at 1960s for the development. Alan Perry on the message board says he moved into a house there in 1961 which it is either a little earlier than I expected or there there were multiple phases of development.
Gawain Walk Gawain Walk links Galahad Road and Chauncey Close in the middle of the new Barbot Estate being constructed c. 2004.
George Street Please see Shrubbery Road.
George Taylor Court See Colthurst Drive.
Gilpin House Gilpin House is the 1950s built block of maisonettes on the north side of the Sebastopol Road and Fore Street junction.
Glastonbury Road This is a small link road between Winchester and Chichester Roads and was laid out by 1914.
Goodwin Road Goodwin Road today runs east from Nightingale Road and had the railway and Meridian Way not been there would line up nicely with Pickett's Lock Lane. On the 1894 map Montagu Road ends here (it still does of course) and this road is Pickett's Lock Lane running straight with a level crossing. Back then Goodwin Road was only partially developed and continued the line of this road west into what I believe is normally called the Goodwin Road Estate. This area was redeveloped in the 1960s and Goodwin Road no longer exists there. The area either side of modern Goodwin Road was the Claverings Industrial Estate until the 1990s so I imagine it could have largely been a service road. The north side is now residential.
Gordon Road Gordon Road runs from Bounces Road to Monmouth Road about a thid of the way from the Hertford Road. Laid out by 1899 it was occupied in 1902.
Graham Road Graham Road was on the Goodwin Road Estate abot halfway between Warley Road and Eldon Road and was occupied by 1881, being fully developed on the 1894 map. It was lost in the 1960s redevelopment of the area.
Granary Close See the entry for Acworth Close.
Granham Gardens Granham Gardens is at the north end of Victoria Road leading to the end of Dunholme Road. It looks like 1930s era housing to me.
Granville Avenue Granville Road runs off the east end of Town Road next to the Post Office running into Barrowfield Close. It is laid out and partially developed on the 1894 map.
Great Cambridge Road The Great Cambridge Road, also often just called the Cambridge Road locally, is the name for the A10 through Lower Edmonton. Residential housing seems to mostly, if not exclusively, be addressed by the names of terraces (something Villas, something Terrace etc).
The Green The name The Green came into use in the second half of C19, addresses previously having been recorded as "Lower Edmonton" or "Old Road". It applied to the roads on the north-eastern side of the low-level railway line where there was a "triangle". The Broadway covered most of the other side of the railway except the coal yard area which I suspect may have been called Railway Approach if it needed a name at all. After the 1970s redevelopment the "triangle" has been reduced to a traffic island and the dominant feature is now the roundabout. It is this that is now marked on some maps as The Green though others still have it drifting north. Nothing uses it as an address as far as I know.
Grilse Close Grilse Close lies beside the old low level railway right on the border of the N9 postcode. It is about halfway along and I remember when I walked it this area looked very modern. Indeed another road appears further along after my 1990s map was surveyed so we could be looking at a 1980s development.
Grosvenor Road Grosvenor Road runs off the Hertford Road opposite Sutherland Road. It was occupied by 1881 but the 1894 map only shows development at the Hertford Road end. The rest of the road is shown laid out and also includes St Peter's Road.

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Hadleigh Road Hadleigh Road runs from Lingfield Gardens to the north-eastern corner of Jubilee Park with a footpath continuing the line of the road onto the Hertford Road. I think it is 1930s era housing.
Hambrook Terrace I don't know if it was ever used as an address but the terrace of houses on the Hertford Road north of number 383–385 (the small car showroom) are marked as Hambrook Terrace with a date of 1903.
Hamilton Avenue Hamilton Avenue runs between Galliard Road and St Edmunds Road opposite the main entrance to Jubilee Park and I seem to remember it is 1930s private housing on one side and (ex-)council stock on the other.
Hamilton Road Hamilton Road was renamed to Chris Andrew Way in 2009.
Harrow Drive Harrow Drive runs from the Great Cambridge Road to the north end of Winchester Road at the end of the 1930s Latymer Estate. 
Hartington Road This is another of the roads running east of Victoria Road on the Barbot Estate that was built in the late 1890s and demolished in the 1960s/70s. I believe it would have run north of Salisbury Road where the maisonettes are now. First occupied by 1902.
Harton Road Harton Road is between Town Road and Monmouth Road and is laid out on the 1894 map. It was occupied by 1902.
Haselbury Road Haselbury Road runs between Silver Street and Church Street. It dates back to at least 1902 but was built from the south end and hadn't quite reached Lower Edmonton by 1914. So the Lower Edmonton section is largely a between the wars development (1925–27 was suggested on Facebook in 2018).

It has been suggested by more than one person that the road used to have different spellings of its name at either end. A contribution to the message board from a resident of the area from the 1930s to the early 1960s suggested that the Lower Edmonton end of the road carried the spelling Hazelbury Road during that time and this was repeated unchallenged on this page for many years. However in 2018 a comment on a Facebook group suggested it was the Lower Edmonton end that carried the 's' spelling while another former resident always spelt the road's name with a 'z'.

Checking with old Ordnance Survey maps of the area that weren't freely available when this page was created, the original spelling of the entire road is shown as Hazelbury Road on a number of maps. This spelling is consistent with Hazelbury School and the roads Hazelbury Lane and Hazelbury Green. However by the time of the 1935 map the road was shown as Haselbury Road for its entire length. If the road did carry two spellings it seems most likely that the Lower Edmonton end carried the new spelling and the Upper Edmonton end probably just had its original signage.

Hawthorne Way Hawthorne Way is on the north-west side of The Hyde Estate running from Northern Avenue into Laburnum Avenue. Presumably this is between the wars housing.
Haynes Drive Haynes Drive is revealed by the post code to be on the c. 2001 Plevna Road development but I'm not sure exactly where it would be.
Hazelbury Green Hazelbury Green is on the west side of The Hyde Estate and runs parallel to Haselbury Road from Park Lane and leads on to Chalfont Green. It is presumably a between the wars development.
Hazelbury Lane Hazelbury Lane is a cul-de-sac off Haselbury Road almost opposite Westerham Avenue.
Henderson Road Henderson Road runs off the Hertford Road between Denny Road and North Road and is shown just as an unnamed stub of road on the 1894 map. It was occupied by 1899.
Hendon Road Hendon Road runs between Balham Road and Chiswick Road and was occupied by 1899.
Hennesey Road Hennesey Road runs easterly from Montagu Road, opposite Dover Road, on the c. 2002 'North Nine' development and runs to Hudson Way.
Herbert Road Herbert Road was a crescent that linked Monmouth Road and St Martins Road. It was occupied by 1902 and lost in the redevelopments of the early 1970s.
Hertford Road The A1010 high road north of The Green is called the Hertford Road for the obvious reason. In 1902 the road was considered as starting a little to the south of the Town Road junction but by 1937 The Exhibition pub seems to have once been the first building with a Hertford Road address (and that sat on the south side of the Town Road junction). I would imagine when the New Road junction was remodelled somewhere between 1910 and 1920 (based on photographic evidence) they decided on Town Road as the new starting point. Since the 1970s redevelopment that equates to about the North Square of the shopping centre.
Hickory Close Hickory Close is the late 1980s or early 1990s development in the wasteland (there may also have been some allotments at some stage?) between St Edmunds Road and the railway line. The access is via St Edmunds Road. A road atlas derived from a year 2000 O.S. Map has this road marked as Galliard Crescent so I guess there could have been a name change?
Hill Rise Hill Rise links Elmcroft Avenue and Oaklands Avenue across Galliard Road and is really just an access road for the back alleyways of this 1930s estate. I believe one corner house on Oaklands Avenue may have use it as an address because it was sold to the council for some purpose.
Houndsfield Road Houndsfield Road runs from the Hertford Road (by the Cock) to Jubilee Park and was built to provide access to Houndsfield School which opened in 1903. There was a footpath here previously.
Hudson Way This is part of the c. 2002 developments and runs parallel to the railway line along most of the east side of the estate.
Huntingdon Road Huntingdon Road is at the south end of Devonshire Road in the Goodwin Road Estate and so would date from the 1960s.
Hydefield Court Hydefield Court lies off the south side of Church Street midway between Haselbury Road and the A10. Just east of here on Church Street there is a parade of local shops with an 1880s pillar box outside and checking the 1894 map does show an unnamed road marked out between two terraces in the right location. So the junction with Church Street is old even if nothing else about it turns out to be.
Hyde Lane Hyde Lane is the old name for Victoria Road, though at the south end it turned east at what is now Park Road and joined Fore Street just south of there. At the north end it swung east and then joined Church Street at what is now called Cedars Road. It was still all called Hyde Lane on the 1894 map but by the 1901 census Victoria Road was the name of the road north to south and now running direct on to Church Street. Hyde Lane was the remaining bit at the north end and that later was renamed as Cedars Road.
Hyde Side Hyde Side is the old name for the stretch of Church Street west of the church and the name was certainly still in use c. 1900.
Hyde Terrace Hyde Terrace was a terrace on the east side of Hyde Lane / Victoria Road starting just south of Barbot Street and running north. It would have continued north from where the existing older houses end now (i.e. it would have been numbers 152 upwards).
Hydeside Gardens
Hydethorpe Avenue
Hyde Way
These three roads, which are believe are the roads called "The Hydes", form a self contained estate on the south of Church Street  opposite the Hyde House Estate (Stanley Road etc). I've never really looked at them to guess the date.

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Jasmine Villas The terrace on the east side of the Hertford Road between Grosvenor Road and the local shops running up to Lowden Road has "Jasmine Villas" on a plaque on the wall along with a date that looked like 1870, though I will have to check the last digit from up closer.
Jeremy's Green Lane See the entry for Montagu Road.
John Adams Court John Adams Court is a development of sheltered housing on the site of the original Latymer School and the Edmonton Technical Institute on Church Street (roughly opposite Latymer Road and next to the almshouses). I should think it dates back to the 1980s. There was a mathematician named John Adams born in Edmonton in 1738 but I don't know if is named after him.
Joyce Lattimore Court See Colthurst Drive.
Jubilee Crescent Jubilee Crescent lies at the south-west corner of the Jubille Park and opens onto Galliard Road either side of the first terrace of houses. It is a development of blocks of flats that could be anything from 1950s onwards for all I know, though I have a feeling may in fact be early 1970s.
Junction Road Junction Road lies between Bury Street and Croyland Road. It was laid out by 1903 and occupied a couple of years later but the line of it can be seen on the 1894 map where it is a footpath leading towards Edmonton Junction (and indeed seems a bit more substantial at the Bury Street end). The same line can be seen on the 1867 map.

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Kariba Close This is a T-shaped close running off the north side of Chad Crescent on the c. 2002 development on the east side of Montagu Road.
Kenwood Road Kenwood Road, between Bury Street and Croyland Road, is shown laid out but unnamed on the 1894 map and doesn't  seem to have been developed until around 1905-7.
King Edward's Road King Edward's Road runs between the Hertford Road and Jubilee Park at Tramway Avenue. it was occupied by 1903.
Kingsmead Avenue Kingsmead Avenue runs between Rosemary Avenue and Bounces Road behind the school and I don't know anything about it.
Kingston Road Like Hendon Road, this runs between Balham Road and Chiswick Road and dates from 1899.
Kipling Terrace Kipling Terrace runs along the west side of the A10 from the Lower Edmonton boundary area up to the tennis courts. It has the same style of housing as that on the Hyde Estate, which was originally intended to spread even further west.
Knight's Lane Knight's Lane ran from Fore Street towards the swimming pool alongside the site of the old town hall. It was around in 1801 and named by 1861. Passing the area in December 2008 it would seem that the road has now gone completely, being obliterated by the ground level car park for the new Asda store, and the ramp to the additional car parking on the roof.

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Laburnum Avenue Laburnum Avenue is a crescent in the north-west of The Hyde Estate running from Haselbury Road onto Northern Avenue and looks like 1920s era build.
Lacey Close Lacey Close is the service road running from Balham Road across the brook and into the old coal yards area where the block of flats sits at the end. The flats date to the 1980s as I recall and there are also one or two other buildings on the cul-de-sac which I think are more community oriented things such as a clinic, though I haven't checked.
Lambs Close Lambs Close is not a road per se, but a courtyard development of houses that have mostly been converted into flats. It is at the southern end of Winchester Road opposite Lichfield Road. I would have thought it dates back to the 1930s.
Lambs Terrace Lambs Terrace is on the east side of the A10 between Latymer Way and Deansway. It has the same 1920s style of housing as the Hyde Estate.
Lancelot House Lancelot House was built in 1968 as the first of four tower blocks on the Barbot Estate. It lay between Barbot Close and Chauncey Close. It was taken down in late 2001.
Lancing Gardens Lancing Gardens is on the 1930s Latymer Estate and runs from about 2/3 of the way up Latymer Road to Winchester Road.
Latymer Road On the 1894 map Latymer Road is a cul-de-sac about the same length as Church Lane. For about half the length it was bordered by the large back gardens of the houses on Church Street which would explain why that section shows late 20th Century development. There are about ten houses shown which were occupied by 1903. Latymer Road is now about four times the length swinging north-west about half way along. This Latymer Estate is typical 1930s housing.
Latymer Way Latymer Way is a crescent running from the A10 south of Church Street Recreation Ground onto Deansway.
Lawn Close Lawn Close is a cul-de-sac running from Bury Street to the Edmonton County School grounds. It would be 1930s era.
Lea House Lea House is a 1950s block between Plevna Road and Osman Road.
Lena Crescent Lena Crescent is on the east side of Montagu Road opposite Monmouth Road and being in the first phase of the developments is c. 2001/2.
Leonard Road Leonard Road, between Victoria Road and Sunnyside Road East was laid out but unnamed by 1914.
Lichfield Road Lichfield Road is the cul-de-sac past Market Parade at the Church Street end of Winchester Road and had been occupied by 1902.
Lingfield Gardens Lingfield Gardens links Bedford Road and Hadleigh Road and I think is 1930s build.
Linnet Close See the entry for Chaffinch Close.
Lion Road Lion Road is a cul-de-sac off Church Street between Lamb's Cottage and Keats Parade. It was occupied by 1905. About half way along the style of housing changes to look more like 1930s so it was presumable extended.
Little Bury Street Little Bury Street lies between Church Street and Bury Street West, joining the latter opposite the Stag & Hounds pub. It is shown back on the 1867 map but I am not sure when it got it's name. In a 1902 directory they consider the north side of Bury Street along to the Bush Hill Road and Church Street junction but when they consider the south side they turn down Little Bury Street.
Logan Road Logan Road lies between Town Road and Monmouth Road on the west side of St Demetrios church (St Martins). I would imagine it must have been laid out around 1914 if the war didn't get in the way.
Lowden Road Lowden Road is on the east side of the Hertford Road south of Forest Road. It was occupied by 1902.
Lower Fore Street Once upon a time not so long ago Fore Street was called Lower Fore Street in Lower Edmonton and Upper Fore Street in Upper Edmonton but somewhere along the line it just became Fore Street. There is still a sign saying Lower Fore Street outside Knight's Lane car park.
Lynford Terrace Lynford Terrace is the on the west of the A10 south of the Bury Street West junction. I have a hazy recollection that there is a short terrace of houses here.

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