Whittington Stone

Whittington Stone

Where Dick Whittington heard the bells of Bow Church telling him to “turn again” and become “thrice Lord Mayor of London”. The Whittington Stone is an 1821 monumental stone and statue of a cat at the foot of Highgate Hill, a street, in Archway. It marks roughly where...
Witanhurst

Witanhurst

Mary Musker Witanhurst – The early 18th century mansion Parkfield (which may have had a Jacobean predecessor), was replaced in 1917 by the vast French chateau-style building seen today, by the industrialist Sir Arthur Crosfield, who was instrumental in the saving of...
Hornsey Lane

Hornsey Lane

Lavinia Quivers Hornsey Lane is part of what is believed to be an ancient – possibly prehistoric – route, once known as Maiden Lane. There are several historic buildings at the Highgate Hill end, including the Jacobean No. 20 Read more on...
Hornsey Lane

Lauderdale House

Mary Musker Lauderdale House was built c.1580, probably for merchant Sir Richard Martin, Mayor of London and friend of Sir Francis Drake. It was remodelled in its current form in 1645, but retains much of its earlier structure. It was owned during the 1660s by the...
St Joseph’s Retreat

St Joseph’s Retreat

Lavinia Quivers St. Joseph’s Retreat, Highgate Hill was the first Catholic church in the area and the chief house of the Order of Passionists in England. They built a chapel here in 1858, on the site of the Black Dog Inn; the present church buildings, seen in the...
Cromwell House

Cromwell House

Mary Musker Cromwell House, built in 1637-8 for Richard Sprignell, is one of London’s finest 17th century houses, and one of only two Grade I Listed Buildings in Haringey, with an elaborate staircase, panelling, and plaster ceilings. In 1675 it was purchased by...