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Hornsey in History
A 1972 series of Hornsey Journal articles by Ian Murray, first Chairman of Hornsey Historical Society and Haringey Council Archivist. The HHS gratefully acknowledges the kind permission of Archant/Ham and High for this reproduction.
No.8: Hornsey in Tudor and Stuart Times
From 1603 the court rolls of the Manor of Hornsey have fortunately been preserved. They tell us a great deal about the topography of the area – roads, fields, bridges, woods and so on – as well as about owners of property. [Read more…] about Hornsey in Tudor and Stuart Times
After the departure in 1905 of the last occupants, John Cathles Hill and family, the house became a girls’ school run by the Misses Rowe who moved it from Sussex House, Bishopswood Road, Highgate. Their school was ‘for the daughters of Gentlemen’. [Read more…] about Southwood Hall School 1905–1930: Two Memories
This is the second article in the series on Lost Houses of the Hornsey area. This house has such interesting connections that a number of articles in the future will focus on its occupants and their connections.
Southwood Hall was built on the ancient Highgate or Southwood Common, used in medieval times for grazing animals; by the end of the 18th century about 4 acres had been cleared and two properties built. Southwood Hall was subsequently built on this plot. [Read more…] about Lost Houses: Southwood Hall, Highgate
The HHS hit the news stands last week when Haringey Mayor Cllr Adam Jogee and Councillor Elin Weston visited the Old Schoolhouse to mark the Society’s 50th anniversary. [Read more…] about Mayor marks 50th anniversary of the HHS
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 5 January 1928
The death occurred at his residence “Bishopsfield” Broadlands-road, Highgate on Tuesday of Mr John James Sainsbury, the founder of the well-known firm of provision merchants. [Read more…] about THE LATE MR SAINSBURY
In a fast changing world, elements of stability and continuity are treasured.
Crouch End lost one of its favourite and most enduring landmarks at the end of February 2021 when Paul Saxton clicked the padlock of his kiosk for the last time. [Read more…] about “Paul the Paper” leaves Crouch End
Hornsey in History
A 1972 series of Hornsey Journal articles by Ian Murray, first Chairman of Hornsey Historical Society and Haringey Borough Archivist. The HHS gratefully acknowledges the kind permission of Archant/Ham and High for this reproduction
No.6: Danelaw, manor and parish
For 12 years, from 874, Hornsey was part of the Danelaw, that part of the country under the control of the Danes, until it was liberated by Alfred the Great. [Read more…] about Danelaw, manor and parish
Bulletin 62 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the HHS in 1971, and while we could not celebrate the occasion as we had hoped, due to the pandemic, maybe this issue, with its special cover, will afford some consolation. [Read more…] about The 2021 HHS Bulletin
By David Frith
This fascinating and well researched book examines the detailed provisions of the Hornsey Enclosure Act of 1813 and their effect on the subsequent development of the ancient Parish of Hornsey. [Read more…] about The Hornsey Enclosure Act 1813
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