The Manor and Sub-Manor of Hornsey

An article by John Hinshelwood

The Manor of Hornsey was said in 1294 to have been part of the Bishop of London’s manor of Stepney from time immemorial. The bishop also claimed that his predecessors had held Finchley and Friern Barnet as a part of their manor of Fulham until its transfer to the bishop’s lordship of Hornsey in 1491. 

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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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Hornsey Past

By Steven Denford

This comprehensive local history, covering part of Hornsey parish ie.Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Hornsey Village, is in the popular Historical Publications Ltd “Past” series format.

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Civic Pride in Hornsey

By Bridget Cherry

A history and lavishly illustrated description of Hornsey’s prize-winning and Grade II* listed former Town Hall and adjacent 1930s art-deco buildings.

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Muswell Hill Library Submission

In 2016 Muswell Hill Library was threatened with closure by Haringey Council. This is the Hornsey Historical Society objection to the closure submitted as part of the official public consultation. It was by written by  HHS Conservation Officer, David Frith.

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