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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0953
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1762-1887
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Cronin and Son | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hornsey Lane runs between Crouch End Hill and Highgate Hill and includes the bridge of Highgate Archway. It forms the boundary between Islington and Haringey boroughs. The street did not become built up until the 1870s, when a train station (now closed) was constructed at the Crouch End Hill end of Hornsey Lane.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1762-1887, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, including deeds and legal documents relating to properties on Hornsey Lane, Highgate; copies of the court roll of the manor of Harringay alias Hornsey; legal papers relating to the Idle family of Kennington, including marriage settlements; and legal papers relating to the Grove family of Hackney and the City of London, including marriage settlements, correspondence, genealogical research and wills.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Papers relating to Hornsey Lane, Highgate; papers relating to the Idle Family; papers relating to the Grove family and papers relating to the Smith family.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1967 (ACC/0953)

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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