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West Green, London

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Population  13,372 (2011 Census)
London borough  Haringey
Country  England
Dialling code  020
Post town  London
OS grid reference  TQ324892
Region  London
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Ceremonial county  Greater London
UK parliament constituency  Tottenham
West Green, London

West Green is an area of north London, England in the United Kingdom and part of the London Borough of Haringey. It is an inner-suburban area located 5.7 miles (9.22 km) north of Charing Cross.


The area is mainly residential and includes both Chestnuts and Downhills parks. Its area is roughly defined by Downhills Park in the North and Northeast, by Cornwall Road to the East, a line running between Cranleigh and Stanley Roads to the South, Harringay Road and Stanmore Road to the West and Northwest.


West Green developed as a small village in the Middle Ages with settlement first recorded in 1393. By the start of the seventeenth century the eight buildings that then stood in West Green formed the only hamlet in the central area of the manor of Tottenham. Although it had not grown by 1800, by 1840 it contained 18 houses. This made it bigger than Wood Green at that time. Development really took off during the period after the 1860s, particularly after the arrival of the Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway in 1878. Nineteenth century local author, Charlotte Riddell described the changes vividly in her 1874 book Above Suspicion:

By 1890 the urbanisation of the area was complete.

See Also:

  • West Green railway station
  • Palace Gates Line
  • Education

    For further details of education in West Green, London see the London Borough of Haringey article.

    Park View is a secondary school located in the area. The school is situated next to Downhills Park.

    Nearest places

  • Harringay
  • St Ann's
  • Seven Sisters
  • Turnpike Lane
  • Wood Green
  • Nearest tube station

  • Turnpike Lane tube station
  • Seven Sisters tube station
  • Nearest railway stations

  • South Tottenham railway station
  • Bus routes

    Routes 41, 67, 230, 341 and W4 serve the area.


    West Green, London Wikipedia

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