In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Highgate like this:
Highgate.-- NW. suburb of London with ry. sta., St Pancras, Islington, and Hornsey pars., Middlesex, 5½ miles NW. of St Paul's, pop. 9457; is situated on a hill, near the Great Northern and Hampstead and City Junction Railways, and commands splendid views of the metropolis and the surrounding country.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Highgate, in Camden and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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