A Brief History of the Crouch End Clock Tower

Crouch End Clock Tower & Broadway,1904

The clock tower, a much loved if not exactly architecturally distinguished building, was erected in 1895 in ‘appreciation and recognition of the public services’ of Henry Reader Williams (1822-97). Bridget Cherry …

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A Brief History of Wood Green

Wood Green Public Library 1908

Present day Wood Green forms part of the London Borough of Haringey and is situated about six miles north of the City of London. A bustling place Wood Green is …

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A Brief History of the Old Schoolhouse

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 …

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A Brief History of Stroud Green


The name Stroud Green signifies a wet, marshy place, overgrown with brushwood and liable to flooding. Stroud Green, near Highbury, was first mentioned in 1403 when it was no more …

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A Brief History of Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill

Until the end of the 19th century Muswell Hill remained a rural area of pasture, woods and open spaces situated on the edge of a glacial plateau overlooking the Thames …

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