Tottenham Hale

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Coordinates: 51°35′18″N 0°03′35″W / 51.588333°N 0.059722°W / 51.588333; -0.059722

Tottenham Hale
Tottenham Hale is located in Greater London
Tottenham Hale
Tottenham Hale
 Tottenham Hale shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ345895
    - Charing Cross 6.1 mi (9.8 km)  ESE
London borough Haringey
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district N15, N17
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Tottenham
London Assembly Enfield and Haringey
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Tottenham Hale is a district in the London Borough of Haringey, in North London. From 1850–1965, it was part of the Municipal Borough of Tottenham, in Middlesex.

Etymology[edit]

It takes its name from the old English word Hale (to hoist or pull), as goods (particularly timber) were unloaded from the River Lea for onward transport by road at this point.

Character of the area[edit]

Tottenham Hale is currently dominated by the Tottenham Hale station complex and retail park. However, there is a large-scale housing project currently under construction,[1] and Haringey Council is formulating plans to redevelop the area.[2]

The east of Tottenham Hale borders the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the Walthamstow Reservoirs

The River Lea runs through the east of Tottenham Hale. This inculdes the Tottenham Lock and the Pymmes Brook merging with the River. Surrounding these are three main housing area's; Hale Village, the Ferry Lane Estate & Heron Wharf.

Industry[edit]

The following companies are or have been located in the Tottenham Hale area:

Name Dates Notes
Hale Motors/ The Ray Powell Group   Rootes/Chrysler Main Dealers, 1970s.
Cannon Automotive   Makers of rubber car mats etc.
Gestetner   It was formerly the location of the Gestetner duplicating machine factory, opened in 1906 and growing to be the largest duplicator manufacturer in the world, employing around 6,000 people until the 1970s.
Eagle Pencils (later Berol) 1910 to the 1990s  
Dickinsons Stationery    
English Abrasives   Abrasive papers etc.
Harris Lebus 1904 - 1969 At one time this was the largest furniture factory in Europe, employing 8,000 by the late 1930s. During the Second World War the factory produced parts for De Havilland Mosquito aircraft, the Airspeed Horsa attack glider and even false wooden copies of the Sherman tank.[3] The factory featured a large network of air raid shelters, which survived until the site was redeveloped in 2008 for a local mixed use development.[4]
Greater London Council (GLC) Supplies Department   The site of the 29,000m2 warehouse of the former Greater London Council which provided a centralised purchasing function for the GLC, the Inner London Education Authority and some of the outer London boroughs. This warehouse was on the site of the former Harris Lebus factory on the north side of Ferry Lane and was redeveloped in 2008.
Beavertown Brewery 2014 Craft Brewery

Education[edit]

For details of education in Tottenham Hale see the London Borough of Haringey article.

Transport[edit]

The area is served by Tottenham Hale station on the Victoria line and by National Rail Greater Anglia services.

It also part of the Crossrail 2 Project.

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