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Inventory Site Record

Sanford Terrace (Hackney)

Brief Description

Sanford Terrace is an elegant late C18th Georgian terrace, fronted by a wide strip of mown grass with trees along the perimeter with Rectory Road, enclosed by low rails and posts and crossed by paths. It once formed part of Stoke Newington Common.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Sanford Place
Site location:
Rectory Road
Postcode:
N16
What 3 Words:
worker.chins.roses
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Hackney
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Rectory Road. Bus: 106, 73, 67, 76, 149, 243, 243A.
Research updated:
01/11/2011
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

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Full Site Description

Sanford Terrace is an elegant late C18th Georgian terrace, fronted by a wide strip of mown grass with trees along the perimeter with Rectory Road, enclosed by low rails and posts and crossed by paths. It is adjacent to Stoke Newington Common (q.v.) and once formed part of the commonland, that was gradually encroached as the area was developed for housing. The terrace was built from 1775-8 by Henry Sanford, who built 29 houses in two ranges, Sanford Place and Sanford Terrace, now all named Sanford Terrace. Nos 9-17 were 3-storey houses that had sunken basements, and Nos. 18-21 had 2 storeys with attics and basements. At that time the west side of Stoke Newington High Street was being intensively developed. The terrace was renovated in 1974-75 by Hackney Borough Council following a public enquiry, which forbade their demolition.

Sources consulted:

The Buildings of Hackney; Draft Northwold and Cazenove Conservation Area Appraisal, 2008

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ338865 (533845,186537)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
LB Hackney
Site management:
Hackney Parks Service
Date(s):
1788
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Nos. 9-17 and 18-21 Sanford Terrace
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
Yes
Conservation Area name:
Northwold and Cazenove
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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