Highgate Local History Books
FamLoc displays details of Highgate local history books and provides the facility for buying them online
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FamLoc has republished two out-of-print Highgate local history books.
We welcome suggestions for including other Highgate local history books.
History, Topography and Antiquities of Highgate, by John H. Lloyd was first published in 1888. It covers Highgate and also has notes on Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Hornsey.
This FamLoc edition is a faithful republication, retaining the original prose, other than correcting a handful of typos. The format has been changed, especially the quotations, which have been indented as with modern usage.
We at FamLoc think this is an excellent book, giving many, many hours of enjoyment for those interested in local history or family history – and for those who are lucky enough to live in Highgate and want to know more about the area.
The Northern Heights of London, first published in 1869, covers Hampstead, Highgate, Islington, Muswell Hill and Hornsey.
For this FamLoc Edition there have been some inevitable changes to format, especially regarding the quotations, although the prose has been faithfully retained, other than changes to one or two typographical errors, and where clarity is required.
It is over 500 pages, packed with information on the geography, people and events, and also includes 40 line drawings from photographs. This book is a valuable resource for local historians and family historians.
Other Highgate History Books
We include other Highgate history books in our display above. We also include the excellent Godfrey maps of Highgate, which show the streets, houses, public houses, etc., and have the bonus of having a Business Directory of the area on the reverse.