Greenridings House: What was there before?

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Greenridings House 2018

Greenridings House, a modern office block in the High Road Wood Green, houses a British Telecom switching centre. The building which stood on this site previously had a much more interesting appearance and history, as almshouses.   

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Before New River Village

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The site of New River Village, circa 1833

The New River Village comprising 622 owner-occupied or rented apartments was built on a 15 acre site alongside Hornsey High Street between 2005 and 2007 by St. James Homes Ltd.  What was there before?

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Haringey Civic Centre: What was there before?

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Fishmongers’ and Poulterers’ Almshouses, c1905

Wood Green was at the geographical centre of the 1965 local authority amalgamation which created the Borough of Haringey. So the new Civic Centre was located in the High Road opposite the turning to White Hart Lane.  This site had a long history.

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Wood Green Past

By Albert Pinching

The first history of a district which began as an unpretentious hamlet and is now mainly residential but also an important shopping centre of north London. Wood Green’s past is surprisingly interesting and well recounted in this lavishly illustrated hardback book in a popular format.

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Haringey’s Hidden Streams Revealed

By Albert Pinching and David Dell

This book retraces the routes of Haringey’s several natural streams which once flowed in the open from the “northern heights” of Highgate and Muswell Hill but are mainly now underground.

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Wood Green Through Time

By Albert Pinching 

Another title in this popular format with 92 pages of old and recent views of Wood Green linked by informative captions describing developments in Wood Green over the past century or so. It includes unique images of Alexandra Palace made during the First World War.

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Bounds Green – A History and Walk

By Albert Pinching

This book is about a less well-known, but nevertheless interesting, corner of Haringey, initially a rural hamlet which became a cosmopolitan residential district of Wood Green.

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