Discovering, Preserving and Sharing Our Local History

Panorama of the area covered by HHS


Beneath the Clocktower credits

Harvey Marcus’s film, Beneath The Clocktower, about the independent shops and businesses in Crouch End, has been one of the most popular items on our website. Watch the film.


We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the many different things we do. If you have some spare time and are interested in the history of the area we would love to hear from you. 

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HHS Books

A number of our books are now for sale online. Just click/tap the cover to find out more about each book. A full list of all our books can be found on the books page.

Cover of the Hornsey Enclosure Act
The Hornsey Enclosure Act 1813
Ivy Mantled Tower
Ivy-Mantled Tower
John Farrer - The Man Who Changed Hornsey
John Farrer – The Man who changed Hornsey
Highgate Walks - A local history guide
Highgate Walks

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