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Stamford Hill, Middlesex

Historical Description

Stamford Hill, a gentle eminence in the north of London, on the high road to Waltham, and the name given to a pleasant and populous suburb in Hackney-St-John parish, Middlesex. It was constituted a chapelry in 1828, is in the NE postal district, and is about 3½ miles NNE of St Paul's. It is traversed by the G.E.R., on which it has a station, and there are tramways which proceed along Stoke Newington, High Street, towards the city, and in the opposite direction towards Tottenham, while another line passes citywards by way of Upper and Lower Clapton, Mare Street, and Hackney Road. In the reign of James I. Stamford Hill was crowned with a grove of trees, its eastern slope being overgrown with brushwood. The ground below on the eastern side was marshy as far as Epping Forest, then some 3 miles distant. The suburb now abounds with villas, terraces, and good streets, the houses being almost entirely of a good class, well built, and modern.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5
CountyGreater London
Postal districtN16
Post TownLondon