Muswell Hill  Middlesex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Muswell Hill like this:

MUSWELL-HILL, a hamlet in Hornsey parish, and a chapelry partly also in Clerkenwell parish, Middlesex. The hamlet lies between the Great Northern and the Midland railways, 1 mile W N W of Hornsey r. station, and 5½ N N W of St. Pauls, London; includes straggling lines of houses, with numerous villas; and has a post-office under Hornsey, London N. ...

The chapelry was constituted in 1843; was taken mainly from Hornsey parish; and includes only a detached portion of Clerkenwell. Pop. in 1861, 919. Houses, 161. Pop. of the Hornsey portion, 877. Houses, 154. The surface isundulating and hilly; and the higher parts, particularlyat the Grove, command very fine views. The Grove wasvisited by Dr. Johnson; and the grounds were laid outby his companion, Topham Beauclerk. A cottage, at the foot of the same hill, was the residence and the death-place of Newland, the Bank of England cashier; and also the residence of the poet Moore, at the timewhen he wrote his " Lalla Rookh." The recently formed Alexandra Park is here; and was expected to rival Sydenham, but has received some check. A mineralspring likewise is here, and was formerly in much repute. A cell to Clerkenwell priory stood near the mineralspring. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of London. Value, £296.* Patron, the Bishop of London. The church was built in 1842. There is a school forgirls and infants.

Muswell Hill through time

Muswell Hill is now part of Haringey district. Click here for graphs and data of how Haringey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Muswell Hill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Muswell Hill, in Haringey and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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