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Lea Bridge Gardens

Lea Bridge Gardens

Plan of Lea Bridge Gardens

Bungalow Town 'Shack No.120'

Details

Ownership

Various

Date or period

c.1880 -1930

Current Designation

Demolished

Archaeological Merit

Low

A bungalow ‘shanty town’ grew up in the 1880s around Lea Bridge Station, at fringes of the expanding urban area of Leyton.

The settlement consisted of perhaps 69 wooden houses or shackswith wells and earth closets.

There was a wooden mission church.

Residents reared livestock and undertook market gardening.

The shanty town was demolished in the 1930's with the area north of the Lea Bridge Road used to create a speedway stadium.


References

Victoria County History. ESSEX. P 182. VOL 6.

MLO58266

GLHER060758/00/00

leabridge.org.uk December 2012
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