South Hornsey

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South Hornsey
 - 1891 16,892
 - 1901 16,703[1]
 - Origin Part of Hornsey parish
 - Created 1865
 - Abolished 1900
 - Succeeded by Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington
Status Local government district (1865—1894)
Urban district (1894—1900)
Civil parish (1894—1900)
Government South Hornsey Urban District Council
A map showing the South Hornsey ward of Stoke Newington Metropolitan Borough as it appeared in 1916.

South Hornsey was a local government district in Middlesex, England from 1865 to 1900.

The district was formed in 1865 when the Local Government Act 1858 was adopted in the southern part of the parish of Hornsey. South Hornsey Local Board was formed to govern the area.[2]

The majority of the district (172 acres) consisted of the Brownswood Park area south east of Finsbury Park. There were also two detached portions with a total area of 60 acres (240,000 m2) which were surrounded by the parishes of Stoke Newington and Islington.[2] Under the Local Government Act 1888, Islington and Stoke Newington became part of the County of London, and the outlying parts of South Hornsey became exclaves of Middlesex within the new county.

The Local Government Act 1894 reconstituted the area as an urban district, and South Hornsey Urban District Council replaced the local board. South Hornsey became a separate civil parish at the same time.[3]

The London Government Act 1899 divided the County of London into metropolitan boroughs and provided for boundary revisions to provide more effective administration. Accordingly South Hornsey Urban District was abolished in 1900, with the bulk of its area included in the Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington, and a small part to the neighbouring Borough of Islington.[3]

The records of South Hornsey Local Board and Urban District are held by the archives department of the London Borough of Hackney.[4]


  1. ^ Great Britain Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, South Hornsey CP. Retrieved on 2008-02-23.
  2. ^ a b "Hornsey, including Highgate". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 6: Friern Barnet, Finchley, Hornsey with Highgate. 1980. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b Frederic A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Administrative Units of England, Vol. I: Southern England, London, 1979
  4. ^ South Hornsey Local Board of Health/Urban District Council Records, Hackney Live, accessed February 23, 2008

Coordinates: 51°34.2′N 0°5.5′W / 51.5700°N 0.0917°W / 51.5700; -0.0917