Local Heritage List – proposals and nominations

Another Haringey sponsored consultation for you – an update for the Local Heritage List. On this occasion we’re happy to say there’s opportunity to add suggestions and nominate proposals of your own. It’s certainly something the Forum have been working on (by the way, the Crouch End Conservation Area Advisory Committee is part of CENF) – see below for a few Crouch End buildings that have been suggested to us as worthy additions to the canon.

(image above: Crescent Road, included on the List. All photos: (c) 2018 Mark Afford)

This is a review of the existing Local List. The devoted Haringey web page is here. The draft paper out for consultation can be downloaded here – Local Heritage List.

Note: the closing date for comments is February 25th.

Park Chapel & Dunns, included on the List.


The Local List

The historic built environment is an important part of the identity and character of communities. The planning process seeks to identify, protect and enhance local heritage, whether that’s at national level, the London Plan, Haringey’s Local Plan or our own Crouch End Neighbourhood Plan.

The Local List (a kind of tier three for listing) seeks to identify buildings and structures with heritage interest below the level of statutory listing. Consequently this is not the place you’ll find significant historic buildings such as the Town Hall, the Queens (both grade II*), the Clock Tower, Christchurch, or Hornsey Library (all grade II). The List is compiled as a separate and complementary exercise to the designation of Conservation Areas, and plays an important role in the protection of local heritage for decision making in the planning process.

The Neighbourhood Plan, CENF’s principal task, will be another opportunity to look at heritage and conservation, either through reviewing the boundaries of the current Conservation Areas, or through local planning policies or projects funded through CIL.

Town centre buildings, proposed additions to the List.


Which Crouch End buildings feature in the List?

Fewer than previously. The most notable proposal is to remove nearly half of currently locally listed properties from the List. This reflects a significant change in Haringey’s approach, which now contends that such buildings are adequately protected by their inclusion within designated Conservation Areas, thereby rendering identification in a Local List superfluous. You may wish to comment on this.

Please note that any nominations have to meet the specific listing criteria for inclusion stated in the document – please see below.

The buildings and structures within the Crouch End Neighbourhood Area are as follows –

Buildings retained on Local List

1-6 (consecutive) Back Lane – Topsfield Cottages
18 and 22 Crescent Road – group of gothic villas
15-19 (odd) Crescent Road – group of gothic villas
6-12 (even) Crescent Road – group of gothic villas
113 Crouch Hill – detached house with architectural merit
Adjacent to 132 Crouch Hill – former Floral Hall, glazed shop building
145 Crouch Hill – Park Chapel
2-8 (even) Gladwell Road – group of mid 19th century detached houses
131 and 133 Hornsey Lane – semi detached Victorian villas
6 The Broadway – early shop building (Dunns)
14 and 16 Weston Park – corner buildings with turrets
Parkland Walk and associated historic structures (former railway line)

Buildings recommended for addition to Local List

48 The Broadway – corner building with stone dressing (Gails, an ex-dairy)
46 The Broadway – corner building with stone dressing (Chicken Shop, ex-bank building)
46 Topsfield Parade – Edwardian shop front (ex-Ruby Rose, now Vape shop)

Buildings recommended for removal from Local List

83 and 85 Crouch End Hill – former railway buildings converted to shops (reason for removal: protected by CA)
118 Crouch Hill – Montague Cottage (reason for removal: protected by CA)
13-15 (consecutive) Haringey Park – terraced houses (reason for removal: protected by CA)
29-32 (consecutive) Haringey Park – terraced houses (reason for removal: protected by CA)
2 and 4 Haslemere Road – detached houses (reason for removal: protected by CA)
139-145 (odd) Hornsey Lane – houses (reason for removal: protected by CA)
9-35 (odd) Middle Lane – terraced houses (reason for removal: protected by CA)
1 and 3 New Road – detached houses (reason for removal: protected by CA)
2-26 (even) New Road – terraced houses (reason for removal: protected by CA)
26-40 (even) Park Road – terraced houses (reason for removal: does not meet criteria)

King’s Head and Earl Haig Hall, CENF nominations.


What buildings are CENF nominating for inclusion?

We’re reviewing possible additions to the List, with the following under consideration. There are of course other possibilities, such as Kestrel House school (ex-Cecile House), Coleridge School (ex-Hornsey College of Art), the Mission Hall (The Grove), Edison Hall (Edison Road), or others we’re too late to save such as the Clinic behind the Town Hall, or the Hornsey Journal building.

CENF nominations:

2 Crouch End Hill – King’s Head PH (1892, within the CA)
18 Elder Avenue – Earl Haig Hall (1928 ex-British Legion, within the CA)
159A Tottenham Lane – Arthouse Cinema (1912 ex-Salvation Army Citadel, outside the CA)
2 Park Road – commercial building (Monkey Nuts, ex-PO, corn chandlers, etc, 1852, reputedly second oldest building in CE, within the CA)
23 Crouch End Hill – Railway Tavern PH (1930s half-timbered brewer’s Tudor, within the CA)
163 Tottenham Lane – garage (Kwik Fit, art-deco, outside the CA – we may be too late)

If you have any comments, proposals, or information, do please let us know.

The Arthouse and 2 Park Road, CENF nominations.



From the draft document:



(a) Historical Interest

Historical associations, evidential or illustrative value: The structure is closely associated with historical people or events of local or wider interest, or it provides evidence about, or is illustrative of, the area’s history, or regional/national history.

– Historical associations could mean that the building is the former home of a locally known historical figure or the place where locally significant events took place.

– Evidential or illustrative value means that the structure tells us something about the historical development of the area or shows us what the area was like in the past or how people used to live.

(b) Social or Community interest

The structure is well known, makes a considerable contribution to sense of place, or is closely associated with particular functions, events, traditions or memories that are of inity as a whole.

– Structures in this category might be associated with a particular use such as a market hall, gathering place, school, or community space. It might be commemorative such as a statue or memorial. It might be something that people feel defines their local area or contributes to its unique character

(c) Architectural or urban design interest

Design, construction, craftsmanship, decoration, layout or urban form is of interest. The structure could be representative of a particular style, architect, pattern of development or technology, or it could be distinctive, innovative or of exceptional quality.

– Outstanding examples of architectural styles such as Modernism or the Arts and crafts style, or development influenced by the Garden Cities movement would meet this criterion. It could be that the brickwork or use of cast iron is of a particularly high quality. On the other hand, the structure might be significant because it is unique or innovative and differs from common types of building seen elsewhere.

(d) Aesthetic interest

The structure makes an important contribution to visual appeal, views, townscape or landscape (perhaps as a focal point or landmark) or is unusually attractive in appearance.

– A building that makes an important contribution to the townscape would meet this criterion, even if the architectural qualities taken on their own are unremarkable. It might be a terrace of houses that defines the space of a street or public square, a building that frames or is the focal point of views. or a style of wall that defines a distinctive townscape. Visual landmarks that contribute to the legibility of the townscape might also be included, such as clock towers or station frontages.

– Structures with unusual aesthetic qualities, perhaps as a result of many alterations and additions that have built up over time or because of their relationship with the landscape might also be included here.



To ensure that the list protects only the most important and significant examples, and that the designation is not devalued, nominations must meet at least one of these criteria.

(a) Rarity (in the local area)

The building exemplifies a quality that is unique or unusual, or is one of few remaining examples where others have been lost.

– This is often related to age, but may be a result of there having been only a few examples in the first place. Older buildings or structures tend to be rarer because it is more likely that over time other examples of the same kind will have been lost. The rarer the building or structure the more valuable it is.

(b) Representativeness

The structure is a particularly fine example of a quality or type.

– There may be a number of buildings of a particular style, In the Muswell Hill area, for example, there are many examples of buildings from the Edwardian era that reflect the architectural styles of the time, but only the finest examples should be included on the list.

(c) Integrity

It is unusually well-preserved or has coherence or completeness in composition, either in itself or as part of a group.

– A structure might be considered particularly significant because it hasn’t changed much since it was first built, where other examples of the same type might have been extensively altered or fallen in to poor repair. This criterion might apply to groups of structures that relate to each other, for example a shopping parade, or a church with vicarage and church yard.

(d) Age

Of particular value because of its age, or dating from the earlier part of the borough’s development.

– The older the building or structure is the more valuable it is likely to be. (Most buildings in original or largely unaltered condition which date from before 1840 are included in the national list.)

(e) Innovative or influential

The first, or an early example of a particular quality, influencing future development in the area or more widely, or uses design or technology in a way not previously seen.

– Buildings that meet this criterion might be works of a well known architect which influenced other buildings from that time. It might make use of a new (at the time) technology.


One Comment

  1. Adrian Essex

    What a fine photo of the Gothic Villas. The siting of the TV aerial and satellite dishes seems a reasonable compromise between the needs of modern communications and the preservation of the unblemished facade.
    Click on my name on this comment for a set of videos highlighting some of the other work of the Forum


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