Feeling peckish before an Arsenal home game? Plenty of scope for refuelling on the corner of Holloway and Liverpool Road. Here’s the latest drawing in the Holloway Road series. There are two parts to this drawing, an odd assortment of buildings forming Piebury Corner and a row of three story red brick houses. It was this terrace which caught my eye on this part of the Great North Road. The plan of these buildings show up on the edge of London Sheet 29 of the Old Ordnance Survey Maps – Upper Holloway, which possibly dates them pre-1869, or at least some of them.
Dorset House was once home to Walter Tovey, a retired policeman and widower at the time of the 1881 census. His late wife was called Elizabeth and came from Dorset.
George’s Road marks the beginning of the Victorian red brick terraces with their stone window sills and iron railings. They don’t appear to be in a conservation area but I think they are worth drawing for the records. Please get in touch if you have any insights into the history of this part of Holloway Road or if you know of any significant event which has taken place so I can add it to the blog.
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