TQ3071 : 324-342 Streatham High Road

taken 11 years ago, near to Streatham, Lambeth, Great Britain

324-342 Streatham High Road
324-342 Streatham High Road
Known as "The Triangle", this block was designed by Frederick Wheeler for the Alliance Bank in 1885. The end curves round elegantly into Gleneagle Road (on the right), and has a decorative chimney flanked by dormer windows. Round the corner are the usual decorative gables, stone bands and decorative brickwork. 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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Date Taken
March 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 May, 2010
Category
Shops > Shops and flats   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 300 714 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.6129N 0:7.8818W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 300 715
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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