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December
19
2012

Muswell Hill - a little bit respectable

Middle class family living in Muswell Hill. c1890.
The name Muswell is believed to come from a natural spring or well (the Mossy Well), said to have miraculous properties. The traditional story tells that a Scottish king was cured of disease after drinking the water. The area became a place of pilgrimage for healing during medieval times. The River Moselle, which has its source in Muswell Hill and Highgate, derives its name from this district; it was originally known as the Mosa or Mosella.

Solidly middle class and suburban, Muswell Hill comes with all the necessary trimmings: double income families, Range Rovers, designer-clad mothers, and au-pair girls by the score. Sober and respectable Edwardian terraces, many with lovingly preserved period details and well-tended gardens, are the order of the day.

The hill-top location offers wonderful views over the city; and the steep gradient gives the place an elevated air which sets it apart from the less refined places closer to sea level and more familiar with the bustle and grit of the capital.

As befits so well-established an area, Muswell Hill is well supplied with shops and restaurants, cafes and wine-bars. The Broadway is the main drag and has the usual High Street suspects, but there are also good specialist outlets selling books, antiques, hand-made toys, furniture and the like.

In 1964, two young Muswell Hill residents, the brothers Ray and Dave Davies, formed The Kinks. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. The Davies' parents' home at 6 Denmark Terrace, Fortis Green, remains a magnet for rock music tourists.

In March 2013 Muswell Hill was named one of the five most desirable places to live in London in The Sunday Times 'Best Places To Live' guide.


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Middle class family living in Muswell Hill. c1890.
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THE STREETS OF MUSWELL HILL
Albion Avenue, N10 Albion Avenue was formerly Carnforth Road.
Alexander Park Road, N10 Alexander Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Alexandra Gardens, N10 Alexandra Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Alexandra Palace Way, N10 Alexandra Palace Way is a road in the N10 postcode area
Alexandra Palace Way, N22 Alexandra Palace Way is one of the streets of London in the N22 postal area.
Alexandra Palace Way, N8 Alexandra Palace Way is a road in the N8 postcode area
Alexandra Palace, N22 Alexandra Palace is one of the streets of London in the N22 postal area.
Alexandra Park Road, N10 Alexandra Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Alexandra Park, N22 Alexandra Park is one of the streets of London in the N22 postal area.
Alexandra Road, N10 Alexandra Road runs beside Muswell Hill golf course.
Alma Road, N10 Alma Road was most likely built in 1888 - this was the year it received its sewerage.
Ash Grove, N10 Ash Grove is a road in the N10 postcode area
Athenaeum Place, N10 Athenaeum Place is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Atlas Road, N11 Atlas Road is a service road running alongside the North Circular Road.
Audley Close, N10 Audley Close is a cul-de-sac off of Sidney Road.
Avenue Mews, N10 Avenue Mews is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Barnard Hill, N10 Barnard Hill is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Barrenger Road, N10 Barrenger Road runs along the east side of Coldfall Wood.
Barrington Court, N10 Barrington Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Beattock Rise, N10 Beattock Rise is a road in the N10 postcode area
Bedford Close, N10 Bedford Close was built in 1949.
Birchwood Avenue, N10 Birchwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Bobby Moore Way, N10 Bobby Moore Way is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Burlington Road, N10 Burlington Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Cambridge Gardens, N10 On the site of Cambridge Gardens was the factory of the Cambridge Instrument Company which made scientific instruments.
Caroline Close, N10 A street within the N10 postcode
Cascade Avenue, N10 Cascade Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Cecil Road, N10 Cecil Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Church Crescent, N10 Church Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Church Cresent, N10 Church Cresent is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Coldfall Avenue, N10 Coldfall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Collingwood Avenue, N10 Collingwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Colney Hatch Lane, N10 Once south of the North Circular Road, Colney Hatch Lane is part of Muswell Hill.
Coniston Road, N10 Coniston Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Connaught Gardens, N10 Connaught Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Coppetts Road, N10 By 1754 the modern Coppetts Road ran from Crouch End north towards Colney Hatch.
Coppetts Wood Avenue, N11 Coppetts Wood Avenue is a road in the N11 postcode area
Cranbourne Road, N10 Cranbourne Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Cranley Gardens, N10 Cranley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Cranley Gardens, N8 Cranley Gardens is a road in the N8 postcode area
Creighton Avenue, N10 Creighton Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Cromwell Road, N10 Cromwell Road probably was in use by 1866.
Crown Road, N10 Crown Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Curzon Road, N10 Curzon Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Donovan Avenue, N10 Donovan Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Dukes Avenue, N10 Dukes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Dukes Avenue, N22 Dukes Avenue is a road in the N22 postcode area
Dukes Avenue, N3 Dukes Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dukes Mews, N10 Dukes Mews is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Eastwood Road, N10 Eastwood Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Ellington Road, N10 Ellington Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Elms Avenue, N10 Elms Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Etheldene Avenue, N10 Etheldene Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Everington Road, N10 Everington Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Fairfax Way, N10 Fairfax Way is a road in the N10 postcode area
Firs Avenue, N10 Firs Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Fortis Green Road, N10 Fortis Green Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Fortis Green, N10 Fortis Green is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Fortismere Avenue, N10 Fortismere Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Fortismere Secondary School, N10 A street within the postcode
George Crescent, N10 The Albion Estates Company developed Albion Avenue, George Crescent and Halliwick Road around 1899.
Gilson Place, N10 Gilson Place is a road in the N10 postcode area
Goodwyn’s Vale, N10 Goodwyn’s Vale is a road in the N10 postcode area
Grand Avenue, N10 Grand Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Grasmere Road, N10 Grasmere Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Greenham Road, N10 Greenham Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Grosvenor Gardens, N10 Grosvenor Gardens is a road in the N10 postcode area
Grove Avenue, N10 Grove Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Haldane Close, N10 Haldane Close was constructed on the former Cromwell recreation ground in 1975.
Halliwick Court Parade, N12 A street within the N10 postcode
Halliwick Road, N10 The Albion Estates Company developed Albion Avenue, George Crescent and Halliwick Road around 1899.
Hampden Road, N10 Hampden Road was built over the ancient Hollick Wood.
High Ridge, N10 High Ridge is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Hill Road, N10 Hill Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Hillfield Park Mews, N10 Hillfield Park Mews is a road in the N10 postcode area
Hillfield Park, N10 Hillfield Park is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Holt Close, N10 Holt Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Holt Close, N6 Holt Close is a road in the N6 postcode area
Hopkins Close, N10 Hopkins Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Ireton Close, N10 Ireton Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Kendalmere Close, N10 Kendalmere Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Kings Avenue, N10 Kings Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Lansdowne Road, N10 Lansdowne Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Leaside Avenue, N10 Leaside Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Leaside Mansions, N10 Leaside Mansions is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Leinster Road, N10 Leinster Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Linden Road, N10 Linden Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Marriott Road, N10 Marriott Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Martins Walk, N10 Martins Walk is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Martins Walk, N8 Martins Walk is a road in the N8 postcode area
Meadow Drive, N10 Meadow Drive is a road in the N10 postcode area
Melbourne Court, N10 Melbourne Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Methuen Park, N10 Methuen Park is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Midhurst Parade, N10 Midhurst Parade is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Muswell Avenue, N10 Muswell Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 Muswell Hill Broadway is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Muswell Hill Place, N10 Muswell Hill Place is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Muswell Hill Road, N10 Muswell Hill Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Muswell Hill, N10 Muswell Hill is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Muswell Mews, N10 Muswell Mews is a road in the N10 postcode area
Muswell Road, N10 Muswell Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Nelson Mandela Close, N10 Nelson Mandela Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Newton Avenue, N10 Newton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
North Circular Road, N10 North Circular Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
North Circular Road, N11 North Circular Road is a road in the N11 postcode area
North London Performing Arts Centre, N10 A street within the N10 postcode
Oak Avenue, N10 Oak Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Onslow Gardens, N10 Onslow Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Orion Road, N10 Orion Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Osier Crescent, N10 Osier Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Pages Hill, N10 Pages Hill is a road in the N10 postcode area
Pages Lane, N10 Pages Lane is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Palace Court Gardens, N10 Palace Court Gardens is a road in the N10 postcode area
Parkham Way, N10 Parkham Way is a road in the N10 postcode area
Pembroke Mews, N10 Pembroke Mews is a road in the N10 postcode area
Pembroke Road, N10 Pembroke Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Pert Close, N10 Pert Close was created as part of a slum clearance project.
Pinkham Way, N10 Pinkham Way was constructed in 1933 as part of the North Circular Road.
Princes Avenue, N10 Princes Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Princes Lane, N10 Princes Lane is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Queens Avenue, N10 Queens Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Queens Lane, N10 Queens Lane is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Roman Road, N10 Roman Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Rookfield Avenue, N10 Rookfield Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Rookfield Close, N10 Rookfield Close is a road in the N10 postcode area
Rosebery Mews, N10 Rosebery Mews is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Rosebery Road, N10 Rosebery Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Saint James’s Lane, N10 This is a street in the N10 postcode area
Seymour Court, N10 Seymour Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Shepherds Cottages, N10 Shepherds Cottages is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Springfield Avenue, N10 Springfield Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Springfield Avenue, N22 Springfield Avenue is a road in the N22 postcode area
St James Lane, N10 St James Lane is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
St James’s Lane, N10 St James’s Lane is a road in the N10 postcode area
St Regis Close, N10 St Regis Close is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Steeds Road, N10 Steeds Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Strawberry Terrace, N10 Strawberry Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Summerland Gardens, N10 Summerland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Sutton Road, N10 Sutton Road dates from the Edwardian period.
Sydney Road, N10 Sydney Road dates from the final decade of the nineteenth century.
Teresa Walk, N10 Teresa Walk is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Tetherdown, N10 Tetherdown is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
The Chine, N10 The Chine is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
The Paddock, N10 The Paddock is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
The Vale, N10 The Vale is a road in the N10 postcode area
The Viaduct, N10 The Viaduct is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Thirlmere Road, N10 Thirlmere Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Trott Road, N10 Trott Road is a road in the N10 postcode area
Twyford Court, N10 Twyford Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Wellfield Avenue, N10 Wellfield Avenue is a road in the N10 postcode area
Wetherill Road, N10 Wetherill Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Wilton Court, N10 Wilton Court is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Wilton Road, N10 Wilton Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Windermere Road, N10 Windermere Road is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Wood Vale, N10 Wood Vale is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Woodberry Crescent, N10 Woodberry Crescent is a road in the N10 postcode area
Woodberry Cresent, N10 Woodberry Cresent is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Woodland Gardens, N10 Woodland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Woodland Rise, N10 Woodland Rise is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.
Woodside Avenue, N10 Woodside Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N10 postal area.



 

Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill - a little bit respectable

The name Muswell is believed to come from a natural spring or well (the Mossy Well), said to have miraculous properties. The traditional story tells that a Scottish king was cured of disease after drinking the water. The area became a place of pilgrimage for healing during medieval times. The River Moselle, which has its source in Muswell Hill and Highgate, derives its name from this district; it was originally known as the Mosa or Mosella.

Solidly middle class and suburban, Muswell Hill comes with all the necessary trimmings: double income families, Range Rovers, designer-clad mothers, and au-pair girls by the score. Sober and respectable Edwardian terraces, many with lovingly preserved period details and well-tended gardens, are the order of the day.

The hill-top location offers wonderful views over the city; and the steep gradient gives the place an elevated air which sets it apart from the less refined places closer to sea level and more familiar with the bustle and grit of the capital.

As befits so well-established an area, Muswell Hill is well supplied with shops and restaurants, cafes and wine-bars. The Broadway is the main drag and has the usual High Street suspects, but there are also good specialist outlets selling books, antiques, hand-made toys, furniture and the like.

In 1964, two young Muswell Hill residents, the brothers Ray and Dave Davies, formed The Kinks. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. The Davies' parents' home at 6 Denmark Terrace, Fortis Green, remains a magnet for rock music tourists.

In March 2013 Muswell Hill was named one of the five most desirable places to live in London in The Sunday Times 'Best Places To Live' guide.
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