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Russell Terrace

Otley or Russell Terrace, 132-140 Lea Bridge Road

A row three storey late 19th Century apartments similar in style to the block to the front of former carbonic acid gas works to the east, with which it forms a coherent group.

The front elevation is unified in appearance with gauged brick work details and retains its original sashes and other original features to the front and side elevation. The rear elevation has been party rebuilt.

Changes in the brickwork and a white render band at fascia level may indicate that the ground floor right hand corner of the terrace was originally used as a shop.

The buildings are associated with the development of the commercial and residential hamlet at Lea Bridge and may have provided worker's accommodation for the commercial activities.

The terrace has group value with the Carbonic works, the Ship Aground PH, the School House, the Princess of Wales PH and the green in front.

leabridge.org.uk December 2012