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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
How well do you know the history of Muswell Hill? Test yourself in this short quiz. take the quiz
This article by Pamela Jefferys links with two previous ones on the history of the Archway Road and Highgate which were written in connection with the Archway Road Inquiry 1973. This had been prompted by a proposal to develop a motorway-standard dual carriageway road from the Wellington pub junction, north of Highgate village, and the old London County Council boundary at Archway Bridge. That proposal would have meant, (i) the demolition of about 170 houses and shops, (ii) increased deterioration in the environment, (iii) a blight on property and on the lives of many people in the area. [Read more…] about The Archway Inquiry: A First Hand Account
Crouch End man Nigel Moore was recently told by his father he remembered that back in 1968 (when gas pipes were being installed) he had spotted some items in the cellar space underneath the hallway. [Read more…] about Under the Floor Boards