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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Highgate has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Camden. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Highgate and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Highgate, in Camden and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th December 2014
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