Exploring Tottenham's Heritage
A series of free events organised by the Tottenham Civic Society
The Society organises an annual programme of events which includes walks, led by ourselves or by architects and other experts, around conservation areas, parks and housing estates, as well as visits to various buildings of interest both new and old. A list of our past events for the eleven years 2006-2016 can be found here.
The first events in the 2018 programme have been and gone -- they included a five-mile walk through eight of Haringey's conservation areas and nine of its parks; and a tour of the rebuilding, restoration and redevelopment projects in North Tottenham. The other confirmed events in the 2018 programme are listed below.
Tour of the Tottenham Green Conservation Area Sunday 23 September 11.00am to 1.00pm
External historical London Open House guided tour around the buildings of Tottenham Green, including the 18th century Georgian houses, 19th century Jewish Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Holy Trinity Church, the ancient High Cross Monument, the Edwardian Town Hall complex, new housing developments and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. In this small area there are 17 national listed buildings and over 50 locally listed buildings, as well as new businesses and regeneration projects.
Meet outside Old Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road, N15 4RY. All welcome to this free event. Further information from Joyce Rosser on 020 8347 7684 or 07951 905490.
There are some other London Open House events in Tottenham on that weekend in which visitors to this page may also be interested. These include behind-the-scenes tours of Bruce Castle Museum, visits to the Ferry Lane Estate and the new developments at Hale Village, a walk and talk around the regeneration initiatives on Tottenham High Road, and a self-guided tour of Tower Gardens garden suburb. Details of these events (some have a maximum upper limit of the number of people they can accommodate) can be found on the Haringey page of the London Open House website.
StART tour of St Ann's Hospital site Sunday 7 October 2.00pm to 4.00pm
This spring, the Greater London Authority purchased two thirds of the St Ann's hospital site to deliver affordable homes, heading off a proposed private redevelopment which would have had very few. The GLA is now working closely with local people, including the St Ann's Redevelopment Trust (StART), to realise this plan, which will also see the improvement of NHS facilities on the remaining part of the site.
This tour, led by StART members, will describe how their proposals would build a new community on the site. With a potential to build up to 800 homes, the scale of this project is unprecedented and could redefine the way we think about housing in London. The StART plan would also conserve and enhance the unique physical environment of the site: its green spaces, trees and architecture.
Meet at the Chestnut Park cafe, opposite the hospital, St Ann's Road, N15 3TH. Further information from Joyce Rosser 020 8347 7684 or 07951 905490.
Walks in Haringey
Visitors to this page may also wish to note that the Haringey Friends of Parks Forum has published a number of booklets covering various walks in Haringey. These include a walk from Alexandra Palace to Bruce Castle, the route of the (mostly culverted) River Moselle from Muswell Hill to the River Lea, the route of the former Palace Gates railway from Alexandra Palace to Seven Sisters, and (most recently published) a collection of walks around the borough's parks. The booklets are linked (and can all be downloaded) from the front page of its website.
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