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Cooks Ferry

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Cooks Ferry
Location Map ( geo)
Cooks Ferry roundabout, Chingford - Geograph - 2752196.jpg
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Higham Hill
Highway Authority
Transport for London
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
A406, A1009
Junctions related to the A1009

Cooks Ferry is a junction on the North Circular Road in North London serving the Lea Valley. The junction is a roundabout interchange with Lea Valley Viaduct overhead.


The first road through here ran along Angel Road and Hall Lane (now A406 to the west and A1009 to the east). It crossed the river on Bleak Hall Bridge, and passed a pub named Cook's Ferry.

North Circular Road and the original viaduct were built in the 1920s. This used Angel Road, and turned Hall Lane into a minor turning. There was another turning at Towpath Road.

The area became more industrial. In the 1960s, Harbert Road was built, which branched off from Hall Lane and then looped under the viaduct, introducing an element of grade separation to the junction.

The Lea Valley Viaduct was replaced in the 1990s, with a new dual carriageway and a new, grade separated roundabout at Cooks Ferry, and local access roads replacing the turnings. This end of Hall Lane became a minor pathway. The Cooks Ferry pub was demolished.

Planned junction with M11

The junction was originally intended to serve the Lea Valley route of the M11. The M11 was later routed along the Roding Valley but plans for a road along the Lea Valley persisted for a few years afterwards. The junction would have been a large three level stacked roundabout with the A406 running beneath.


Route To Notes

A406 (W)

N.Circular (A10, A1) (M1), Wood Green, Enfield, Edmonton

A406 (E)

N.Circular (M11) (A12, A13), Walthamstow, Woodford, Leyton


Chingford, Waltham Abbey
Ravenside Retail Park, Harbet Road Business Parks, Goods Vehicle Testing Station


Waltham Abbey, Harlow, Cambridge


Walthamstow, Temple Mills

Cooks Ferry
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