Gants Hill flyover: points for consideration. Includes 20 photographs depicting: Proposed erection of flyover at Gants Hill, London: undeveloped area showing shops, housing, roads and traffic. Also in file are artistic impressions of development and copies of photographs on photographic paper.
|Location||National Archives (see all files stored here)|
|File base||Series HLG, subseries HLG 136|
This file covers the same story as HLG 131/284, and I'm not typing it out again. Suffice to say a double-deck flyover was planned for Gants Hill Roundabout on the A12 which nobody thought was a good idea, and as doubts were forming, the material collected here was created and circulated in an attempt to find a solution.
What makes this a delight are that - as well as all the artists' impressions available at the other file - there are also a collection of general photographs of the Gants Hill area from 1964. These are a joy.
Contents of note
- A wealth of photographs of Gants Hill in the early 60s, some with bizarre "give way to traffic from right" signs that are non-standard.
- Artists' impressions of the proposed double-deck flyover structure.
- Documents describing other ideas tabled, including a one-way loop for eastbound traffic passing underground to the north of the site, and an underground route for Woodford Avenue around the north, joining the A12 further east, with a single-level flyover for A12 over the roundabout.
Links to other files
- HLG 131/284 Ilford BC: proposed flyover at Gants. Includes 1 photograph depicting: Photocopies on photographic paper of a proposed fly-over for Gants Hill, London: affected sites and drawings of proposals. (1963-1965)
People with camera copies
Chris Marshall has a partial copy.