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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1289
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1683-1894
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Manor of Topsfield | Crouch End


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Manor of Topsfield or Topsfield Hall probably originated in a sub-manor created by the Bishop of London, who held large lands in this area. A merchant, Richard of Topsfield, apparently rented the manor in 1342 and may have given it its name. The first confirmed record of ownership is Stephen Maynard of Islington who held 41 acres in 1374. The manor passed through several hands until 1894 when it was sold to builders and the land was developed. The manor house, Topsfield Hall, was built in 1781 on the angle of Tottenham and Middle Lanes. It was demolished in 1895.

From: 'Hornsey, including Highgate: Manors', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 6: Friern Barnet, Finchley, Hornsey with Highgate (1980), pp. 140-146 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Topsfield Manor, Crouch End, Hornsey, including court book, 1683-1885, including tenants names and steward's notes; plan of the manor house, gardens, out buildings, demesne lands and fields, 1781; conveyance of the manor and lordship of Topsfield Hall, 1855 and particulars of sale for the Harringay Arms and other premises in Crouch Hill and Crouch End Broadway.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/1289/001-003: Manorial records;
ACC/1289/004: Other property records.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in September 1975.

Allied Materials

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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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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