Church Directories

Father L Miller, Vicar of St Marys Tottenham, has provided the following information:

There are a number of Church of England Parishes in Tottenham. The ancient Parish church on Church Lane is ALL HALLOWS contact tel: 020 8808 2470. I am Vicar of S. MARYS Tottenham. I hold Baptism Marriage and Confirmation registers back to the foundation of our church in 1884: contact via church web page.
S. PAULS Tottenham also has a website.
The parish church of WOOD GREEN, S. MICHAEL, stands in what was the ancient parish of Tottenham as do S. BENET FINK, S. PHILIP, S.ANN & HOLY TRINITY. There is no modern History of Tottenham, searching at the University Library at Cambridge will throw up the references to older works. There is a large cemetery behind All Hallows Church, an extension of their ancient graveyard, managed by Haringey Council (office & records are at Enfield Crematorium, (020 8363 8324). None of the other parishes have graveyards. The local museum is Bruce Castle Museum, Bruce Grove Tottenham N17.


Description & Travel

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

"TOTTENHAM, a parish and populous suburban district of London, hundred of Edmonton, county Middlesex, 5 miles N.E. of St. Paul's, London. The Great Eastern railway has two stations in the eastern division of the parish, one at Tottenham Hale, and the other at Northumberland Park; the Great Northern has a station in the western division at Wood Green. It is situated on the western bank of the river Lea, which separates it from the county of Essex. The parish, which is about 2½ miles in length and 16 in circumference, comprises High Cross, Lower, Middle, and Wood Green wards. " (There is more of this description).

"MOUNT PLEASANT, a hamlet in the parish of Tottenham, hundred of Edmonton, county Middlesex, 1½ mile S.W. of Tottenham Cross, and 5½ miles N. of St. Paul's, London. It is situated near Crouch End and Wood Green. The New River and the Great Northern railway pass in the vicinity. [Mount Pleasant Road in Tottenham runs North South from Philip Lane to Lordship Lane. This is not the Mount Pleasant postal sorting office, which is in Clerkenwell near Grid Reference TQ312824.]"

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.




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Tottenham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ330903 (Lat/Lon: 51.595853, -0.081265), Tottenham which are provided by: