West Green, London

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West Green
West Green is located in Greater London
West Green
West Green
Location within Greater London
Population13,372 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ324892
• Charing Cross5.7 mi (9.2 km) S
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtN15, N17
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51°35′11″N 0°05′25″W / 51.5864°N 0.0902°W / 51.5864; -0.0902Coordinates: 51°35′11″N 0°05′25″W / 51.5864°N 0.0902°W / 51.5864; -0.0902

West Green is an area of north London, England, in the United Kingdom and part of the London Borough of Haringey. It is located 5.7 miles (9.22 km) north of Charing Cross.

The area is mainly residential and includes both Chestnuts and Downhills parks. Its area is roughly defined by Downhills Park in the North and Northeast, by Cornwall Road to the East, a line running between Cranleigh and Stanley Roads to the South, Harringay Road and Stanmore Road to the West and Northwest.

History[edit]

West Green developed as a small village in the Middle Ages with settlement first recorded in 1393. By the start of the seventeenth century the eight buildings that then stood in West Green formed the only hamlet in the central area of the manor of Tottenham. Although it had not grown by 1800, by 1840 it contained 18 houses. This made it bigger than Wood Green at that time.[2] Development really took off during the period after the 1860s, particularly after the arrival of the Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway in 1878. Nineteenth century local author, Charlotte Riddell described the changes vividly in her 1874 book Above Suspicion:

By 1890 the urbanisation of the area was complete.[4]

Education[edit]

For further details of education in West Green, London see the London Borough of Haringey article.

Park View is a secondary school located in the area. The school is situated next to Downhills Park.

Transport and locale[edit]

Nearest places[edit]

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Buses[edit]

London bus routes 41, 67, 230, 341, N41 and W4 serve West Green.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haringey Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ Although within the parish and later borough of Tottenham, West Green has been identified as a separate village for hundreds of years - British History Online
  3. ^ Riddell, Mrs J.H. (1874). Above Suspicion. Tinsley Brothers.
  4. ^ 'Tottenham: Growth before 1850', A History of the County of Middlesex, Volume 5: 1976, pp. 313-17
  5. ^ "Buses from West Green (Harringay)" (PDF). Transport for London.

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