North London Removals: Removals Muswell Hill
Removals, Storage, Man and Van Hire and House Clearance in Muswell Hill and N10.
Allen & Young are a North London based Moving and Storage Company and we regularly move clients to, from and within the Muswell Hill area. We offer Removals, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, Storage and House Clearance, with removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap also available for purchase via our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although we offer the full range of removal services, frequently undertaking large moves, we also specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in Muswell Hill.
About Muswell Hill
Muswell Hill is a suburb of north London, mostly in the London Borough of Haringey. It is situated 6.2 miles (10 km) north of Charing Cross.
Muswell Hill is in postal district N10 and the area is mostly in the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency. The earliest records of Muswell Hill date from the 12th century. The Bishop of London, who was the Lord of the Manor of Harringay, owned the area and granted 65 acres (263,000 m²), located to the east of Colney Hatch Lane, to a newly formed order of nuns. The nuns built a chapel on the site and called it ‘Our Lady of Muswell’.
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 of the spring/well. 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.
It was not until the 19th century that Muswell Hill began to be developed more densely from a collection of country houses to the contemporary London suburb. The development was spurred by the opening of a branch line railway with connecting services to Finsbury Park and Kings Cross stations. Most commercial development was initiated in the early 20th century when the current street pattern was set out and elegant Edwardian retail parades were constructed. The centre included a music hall (later demolished with the site redeveloped as a supermarket) and several churches for various denominations. The 1930s saw the construction of an art deco Odeon cinema. The Ritz, a cinema at the top of Muswell Hill, has been redeveloped as offices.
Until the reorganization of London’s local government in 1965, Muswell Hill formed part of the Borough of Hornsey within the administrative county of Middlesex. The area subsequently became part of the London Borough of Haringey. Read more…