Muswell Hill Revisited

By Ken Gay

126 pages of old and recent views of Muswell Hill in the Tempus “Images of London” format with many previously unpublished archive photos recording life in the Edwardian suburb over the past century or so.

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Hampstead Heritage Trail – Section E: East Finchley to Alexandra Palace

This 44-page booklet is one of a new series of booklets describing a 15-mile walk through London’s Northern Heights from Camden Town to Alexandra Palace. It covers the 3.5-mile section from East Finchley, through Cherry Tree Wood, Fortis Green and Muswell Hill, and concludes on the terrace of Alexandra Palace with its panoramic view over London.

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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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A Brief History of 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 and Lea valleys.

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The Rookfield Estate – Muswell Hill’s Garden Suburb

By David Frith

This book traces the early history of the Rookfield Estate from when the site was first enclosed from Muswell Hill Common to its acquisition by W. J. Collins in 1899. It includes a history of the Collins family who were responsible for the development of the Estate.

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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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