These two substations, one on Lea Bridge Road the other on Staffa Road, exhibit uncommon civic presence when compared to many substations. It is not known why such uncommon pride was invested in these buildings and in these particular locations.
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They may possibly be associated with the trams that once ran along Lea Bridge Road.
The Lea Bridge Road substation is built of either concrete blockwork or cast concrete in a Beauxs Arts influenced style, not dissimilar to Owen Williams's work at Wembley. The building forms an impressive setting to the gardens and playground of Lea Bridge School.
The Staffa Road sub station is in brick with concrete dressings with post war art deco and modernist influences in the stone or cast concrete detailing.