TQ3072 : Streatleigh Court, Streatham High Road (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to Streatham, Lambeth, Great Britain

Streatleigh Court, Streatham High Road (1)
Streatleigh Court, Streatham High Road (1)
Occupying the corner of the High Road and Leigham Court Road, this development of flats and ground-floor shops was designed by Harringtons in c1936. The side facing the High Road has a series of canted bays, and interesting striped brickwork (see here TQ3072 : Streatleigh Court, Streatham High Road (2)), and the "prow" of the building has "eyebrow" style balconies. It is within the Streatham High Road and Streatham Hill Conservation Area.
The course of Streatham High Road has been a major highway between London and Sussex since Roman times. Its current appearance is largely attributable to two major spells of development. The first was during the late C19th following the opening of Streatham Hill station in 1856, and the second was after 1911 when the line to Victoria was electrified. Though much-maligned and undoubtedly blighted by heavy traffic, closer examination reveals that the road is lined with a number of interesting buildings, some of which reflect the period between the wars when Streatham was a fashionable centre of entertainment. Information from Lambeth Council (LinkExternal link ).
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TQ3072, 193 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
March 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 April, 2010
Category
Flats   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 303 726 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.2557N 0:7.5879W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 302 726
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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