Still Standing! Highgate Horse Tram Depot entrance, London

In this edition of “Still Standing” we find some old tram track in London which used to be the entrance to the Highgate Horse Tram Depot.

The entrance to Highgate Horse Tram Depot is near Archway on Holloway Road. The depot itself was opened by the North Metropolitan Tramways Company in 1873 before being taken over by the LCC on 1st April 1906. It only lasted a further year with it closing in 1907 as all the routes in the area were fully electrified. This piece of track is thus a remarkable survivor with it having remained in situ for well over 100 years with the entrance between two buildings which extend over the track.

On 15th September 2019 and we see the track at the entrance to the depot. The actual depot buildings and stables were beyond the gates in the background but are no longer in existence. (Photograph by Bob Hodges)

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3 Responses to Still Standing! Highgate Horse Tram Depot entrance, London

  1. Ian Banks says:

    Can this be seen from the main road?

    • Dave Jones says:

      Yes it’s easily visible, on the east side of Holloway Road, about 50 yards down from the Archway junction.

  2. Ian Banks says:

    Thank you very much Dave.

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