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View of Highgate (1834)
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Highgate is one of the most expensive London suburbs in which to live, lying at the eastern edge of Hampstead Heath.

The original village is at the top of a hill which provides views across London: it is 446 feet above sea level at its highest point.

Historically, Highgate adjoined the Bishop of London's hunting estate. The bishop kept a toll-house where one of the main northward roads out of London entered his land. A number of pubs sprang up along the route, one of which, the Gatehouse, commemorates the toll-house.

Hampstead Lane and Highgate Hill contain the red brick Victorian buildings of Highgate School and its adjacent Chapel of St Michael. The school has played a paramount role in the life of the village and has existed on its site since its founding was permitted by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I in 1565.

Until late Victorian times it was a distinct village outside London. Highgate Hill, the steep street linking Archway and Highgate village, was the route of the first cable car to be built in Europe. It operated between 1884 and 1909.

Highgate tube station is not far from Highgate Village. A station on the site was originally opened in 1867 by the London & North Eastern Railway station, but the present low-level station was built in the late 1930s as part of London Underground's Northern Heights plan.

Like much of London, Highgate suffered damage during World War II by air raids. Highgate tube station was used as a bomb shelter. The entertainer Jerry Springer was born at the tube station in 1944.

The area retains many green expanses apart from the Heath including three ancient woods, Waterlow Park and the eastern-facing slopes known as Highgate Bowl.

At its centre is Highgate village, a collection of largely Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and residential streets, interspersed with diverse landmarks such as St Michael's Church and steeple, St. Joseph's Church and its green copper dome, Highgate School (1565), Jacksons Lane arts centre housed in a Grade II listed former church and Berthold Lubetkin's 1930s Highpoint buildings.

Highgate is also famous for its atmospheric Victorian cemetery in which the Communist philosopher Karl Marx is buried. The gothic atmosphere of the cemetery has provided the backdrop to a considerable number of films, including Hammer Horror films of the 1970s and, more recently, Shaun of the Dead and Dorian Gray.

Highgate has an active conservation body, the Highgate Society, to protect its character.

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Alicemary
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Added: 4 Mar 2018 21:27 GMT   
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Post by Alicemary: Erskine Road, NW3

I am trying to find any information out about 3 Erskine Road. NW3. I have just come across an old identity card which was my Grandmothers, dated 1946 , this being where she then lived. If anyone can give me any information about this area then, or old photographs, that would be really good.

Glenn Clark
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Post by Glenn Clark: Burghley Road, N8

Lived with my parents at number 18 from 1963 to 1981, briefly moved back for a while but moved on in 1987. Remember riding my scooter in the 60?s and in my soap box that my grandad made, he lived at number 27 from after WW1 till 1976. Great days playing football against the wall on the corner of Burghley Rd and Lyttleton Rd with my mates from the adjoining road. Now live in North Norfolk but often think back to Hornsey and Stationers Company School.

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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

Cassandra Green
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

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Post by Janet Creed (need Burke): Campbell Road, N4

My father was William Burke, 74 Campbell road n4 my mother was May wright of Campbell road, I was born on 13.02.1953, we stayed with my grandparents in Campbell Road, William and Maggie Wright.

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VIEW THE HIGHGATE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE HIGHGATE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE HIGHGATE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE HIGHGATE AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE HIGHGATE AREA IN THE 1900s
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Avenue Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Brookfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Channing School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Hargrave Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Highgate Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Highgate School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Highgate Wood:   
Jacksons Lane:   Jacksons Lane is a theatre, a centre for participation, and a space for new circus theatre companies and artists to create and perform.
Muswell Hill:   Muswell Hill - a little bit respectable
Muswell Hill Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St James Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Michael’s CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tetherdown Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Treehouse School:   Non-maintained special school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Waterlow Park:   


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alexandra Gardens, N10 · Allottments, NW7 · Anatola Road, N19 · Archway Road, N10 · Archway Road, N6 · Ash Grove, N10 · Athenaeum Place, N10 · Avenue Mews, N10 · Bacons Lane, N6 · Balmore Street, N19 · Beattock Rise, N10 · Birchwood Avenue, N10 · Bisham Gardens, N6 · Bishops Road, N6 · Bishopswood Road, N6 · Bloomfield Road, N6 · Broadbent Close, N6 · Broadlands Close, N6 · Broadlands Road, N6 · Bromwich Avenue, N6 · Brookfield, N6 · Causton Road, N6 · Chester Road, N6 · Chesterfield House, N6 · Cholmeley Crescent, N6 · Cholmeley Park, N6 · Church Crescent, N10 · Church Cresent, N10 · Church Road, N6 · Church Walk, N6 · Collingwood Avenue, N10 · Compton Avenue, N2 · Compton Avenue, N6 · Connaught Gardens, N10 · Courtenay Avenue, N2 · Courtenay Avenue, N6 · Cranley Gardens, N10 · Cranley Gardens, N8 · Cromwell Avenue, N6 · Cromwell Place, N6 · Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 · Denewood Road, N6 · Doynton Street, N19 · Duke’s Head Yard, N6 · Dukes Mews, N10 · Egyptian Avenue, N6 · Ellington Road, N10 · Elm Court, N6 · Firs Avenue, N10 · Fitzroy Close, N6 · Fitzroy Park, N6 · Fordington Road, N6 · Fortis Green Road, N10 · Fortis Green, N10 · Fortismere Avenue, N10 · Friends Meeting House, N10 · Gaskell Road, N6 · Grand Avenue, N10 · Grange Road, N6 · Great North Road, N2 · Great North Road, N6 · Hampstead Lane, N6 · Haversham Place, N6 · High Sheldon, N6 · Highfields Grove, N6 · Highgate Avenue, N6 · Highgate Close, N6 · Highgate High Street, N6 · Highgate Hill, N6 · Highgate Road, N6 · Highgate West Hill, N6 · Highgate Wing, N19 · Hillcrest, N6 · Hillfield Park Mews, N10 · Hillfield Park, N10 · Hillside Gardens, N6 · Hillway, N6 · Holly Lodge Gardens, N6 · Holly Lodge Gardenss, N6 · Holly Lodge Mansions, N6 · Holmesdale Road, N6 · Holt Close, N10 · Holt Close, N6 · Jackson’s Lane, N6 · Kenwood Road, N6 · Kingsley Place, N6 · Lanchester Road, N10 · Lanchester Road, N6 · Langbourne Avenue, N6 · Langbourne Mansions, N6 · Langdon Park Road, N6 · Leaside Avenue, N10 · Leaside Mansions, N10 · Leinster Road, N10 · Linden Road, N10 · Magdala Avenue, N19 · Makepeace Avenue, N6 · Merton Lane, N6 · Midhurst Parade, N10 · Millfield Lane, N6 · Millfield Place, N6 · Mountbatten House, N6 · Muswell Hill Place, N10 · Muswell Hill Road, N10 · Muswell Hill Road, N6 · Muswell Hill, N10 · Netherleigh Close, N6 · North Grove, N6 · North Hill Avenue, N6 · North Hill, N6 · North Road, N6 · Northwood Road, N6 · Oak Shott Avenue, N6 · Oakeshott Avenue, N6 · Onslow Gardens, N10 · Orchard Road, N6 · Parklands, N6 · Parkwood Mews, N6 · Pond Square, N6 · Princes Avenue, N10 · Princes Lane, N10 · Priory Gardens, N6 · Queenswood Road, N10 · Queenswood Road, N6 · Raydon Street, N19 · Robin Grove, N6 · Saint James’s Lane, N10 · Sheldon Avenue, N6 · Shepherds Close, N6 · Shepherds Cottages, N10 · Somerset Gardens, N6 · South Close, N6 · South Grove House, N6 · South Grove, N6 · Southwood Avenue, N6 · Southwood Hall, N6 · Southwood Lane, N6 · Southwood Lawn Road, N6 · St Anne’s Close, N6 · St James Lane, N10 · St James’s Lane, N10 · Stoneleigh Terrace, N19 · Stoneleigh Terrace, N6 · Storey Road, N6 · Stormont Road, N6 · Summerland Gardens, N10 · Summersby Road, N10 · Summersby Road, N6 · Sussex Gardens, N6 · Sussex Gate, N6 · Swain’s Lane, N6 · Swains Lane, N6 · Swain’s Lane, N6 · Talbot Road, N6 · Teresa Walk, N10 · The Bank, N6 · The Drive, N6 · The Grove, N6 · The Hexagon, N6 · The Park, N6 · The Viaduct, N10 · Thornbury Square, N6 · Tile Kiln Lane, N6 · Townsend Yard, N6 · Toyne Way, N6 · Twyford Court, N10 · View Close, N6 · View Road, N6 · Wembury Mews, N6 · West Hill Park, N6 · Winchester Place, N6 · Witanhurst Lane, N6 · Wood Lane, N6 · Woodland Gardens, N10 · Woodland Rise, N10 · Woodside Avenue, N10 · Woodside Avenue, N6 · Yeatman Road, N6 ·
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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