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A segmental lintel in the old Tram Depot at Manor House, c.1890

These unusual lintel blocks are in red brick. At first they might be taken for terracotta, which is a hard pottery, but the surface of these blocks has begun to wear. Terracotta has a harder surface which resists the acid London rain better than this. The liver coloured terracotta fronts of the 1900 London tube stations are very well known and are still in splendid condition.

The old Tram Depot has now been converted into flats.