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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Picture of Harringay House - or Part of it

A while ago Bruce Castle Museum contacted me to tell me about the discovery of a picture entitled "Harangay House". I was sworn not to publish until they'd sent it out as part of today's news letter.

I've looked at it a bit and I think there’s little doubt in concluding that it’s Harringay House, or a small part of it.

The picture isn't dated, but going by the series of which it is a part, it could be just before 1870. But, if it was, the house was still occupied at this point and later, until 1880. Another option is that it was done after 1880 when the public seem to have been allowed free range for a while. This might explain the figures at leisure.

Working out the orientation and exactly what is pictured isn't straightforward. I've a few ideas. Anyone else?

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): harringay house
Albums: Old Harringay, before 1885

Comment by John McMullan on June 20, 2020 at 8:34

Harangay House.... ha ha ha ha ha.

Comment by Richard Woods on June 26, 2020 at 12:40

Harangay - so good they named it THREE times!

The fence suggests the families are outside the grounds of the house. Maybe beside the loop in the New River or a footpath near it?

Comment by Hugh on June 26, 2020 at 12:57

I think Edward Gray's land holdings were reduced by subsequent owners. So the people probably are outside the house grounds. I have the details somewhere. If I had to guess, I'd say that it was drawn, shortly after the house became empty and when building had start to the north and south. The land by that time was owned by the British Land Company and they probably didn't object to people walking around if they weren't obstructing progress.

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