Tottenham Walks

By Mareeni Raymond and Edward Richards

A book of four walks revealing the history, architecture and people of this historic part of Haringey.

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Memories of Tenants of Margaret Hill House, Hornsey

These are collected life stories from a selection of people living at Margaret Hill House in Hornsey, North London. Eight people recounted their stories, varying from people who had lived in the Hornsey area all their lives to those from elsewhere in the UK or from further afield – from Nigeria, the Caribbean and Cyprus. Their stories show the breadth and depth of experience of the people we pass in the street and see at the bus stop. They also demonstrate the importance of memories not only for the people themselves, but for younger generations’ understanding of how Britain has become the nation it is today.

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A Brief History of the Old Schoolhouse

Erected in 1848 as Hornsey Infants’ School for St. Mary’s Parish, the Old Schoolhouse, designed by architect John Henry Taylor, is now the home of the Hornsey Historical Society. Although the society moved into the building in 1981, the Old Schoolhouse has a long history.

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A Brief History of Hornsey Town Hall

Hornsey’s history as a parish and administrative area goes back to at least the 13th century. For most of that time, Hornsey was a rural backwater in the county of Middlesex but, with the coming of the railways in the 1850s, developers realised the opportunity to create a suburb.

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The Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey was established in 1791 and the survey commenced in 1794 the first sheets to a scale of one inch to a mile were published in 1801. We have facsimile copies of Ordnance Surveyor’s Drawings for the London Area 1799-1808 which are to the scale of two inches to a mile and form the basis of the one-inch series.

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