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Description and Travel

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"HORNSEY, a parish and suburban district of London, in the Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, 5 miles N. by W. of St. Paul's, London. " (There is more of this description).

"CROUCH END, a hamlet in the parish of Hornsey, Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone, in the county of Middlesex, 4¾, miles N. of London. There is a chapel-of-ease, and a now district church has recently been erected on Crouch Hill. The hamlet is situated in a pleasant spot, and is fast increasing in population, many suburban villas and cottages having been built."

"FORTIS GREEN, a hamlet in the parish of Hornsey, county Middlesex, 6 miles N. of London, and 1 mile E. of Finchley. It contains several pleasant suburban villas surrounded by gardens."

"MUSWELL-HILL, a hamlet and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Hornsey, county Middlesex, 5 miles N.W. of St. Paul's, London. It is a suburban district, situated in an undulating country, and commands a prospect of the metropolis to the S., with the richly wooded hills to the N. An extensive place of amusement called the Alexandra Park is in course of formation, which is expected to rival Sydenham. The strata in the pits are worthy of inspection, as affording much valuable geological information. There is also a mineral spring, formerly in much repute. Clerkenwell Priory formerly had a cell here, on the site of Alderman Roe's house. The village is very straggling, comprising many villa residences surrounded by gardens. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of London, value £296, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is a brick structure, dedicated to St. James, and was erected in 1842. There is a girls' and infant school."

"STROUD GREEN, a hamlet in the parish of Hornsey, county Middlesex, 4 miles N. of St. Paul's."

Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.

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