Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Further destruction on Tottenham High Road

As well as the early nineteenth century terrace ay 530-536 High Road, another casualty of the riot in Tottenham has been this Grade II listed building at 662 High Road. Behind the later facade is original early eighteenth century fabric dating from when Tottenham High Road developed as a semi-rural retreat for prosperous Georgian merchants.

It is important that knee-jerk decisions are not taken on the future of these buildings and that conservation accredited structural engineers (such as the Brian Morton Partnership) are consulted on any work to make the buldings safe in the immediate term. As much as possible must be salvaged  for use in restoration and rebuilding.

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