North London Removals: Removals Harringay
Removals, Storage, Man and Van Hire and House Clearance in Harringay N8 and N15.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Harringay area. We offer Removals, Storage, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, House Clearance and Removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can also be purchased though our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although offer the full range of removal services and frequently undertake large moves, we 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 Harringay.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the Harringay area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
Harringay is a residential area of North London, close to Crouch End, in the London Borough of Haringey and comprises the postcodes N8 and N15. It is centred on the section of Green Lanes running between the northern boundary of Finsbury Park up to the southern boundary of Duckett’s Common, not far from Turnpike Lane. Harringay, often refered to as “the ladder”, “the ladders” or the “Harringay Ladder” is a local area in the London Borough of Haringey. Because of this, there is some confusion about it’s name, even among some of the residents. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Harringay area.
Most are aware that Harringay is not the same as Haringey, but they are unsure as to whether there is any reason for this, or if it’s just down to bureaucratic bumbling. Harringay was developed in the Victorian era as London expanded to the north of Islington. It took its name from Harringay House, the grounds of which occupied most of the area west of Green Lanes as far as the Great Northern Railway. The name Harringay came from the Saxon, Haering’s Hege — the enclosure of Haering’s people. During the following years, spellings were rarely fixed and the name went through 162 recorded variations. The Harringay variant was first recorded in 1569. The variant for the nearby area of Hornsey appeared in 1646. But the oldest of all, Haringey, was first recorded in 1387.
The choice of the Harringay spelling in 1792 by Edward Gray, the builder of Harringay House, ensured that this variant survived. The spelling’s survival was not always safe however. In the early 20th Century the Municipal Borough of Hornsey tried to enforce use of the Haringey spelling. It was only resistance by local residents that prevented its adoption.
In 1965, London local government was re-organised, and a new borough was created by combining Hornsey, Wood Green and Tottenham. (Harringay had been split between Hornsey and Tottenham). At this point the descendants of the early burghers of Hornsey got their revenge on the former residents of Harringay and chose the name Haringey for the new borough. Whilst there’s no record about why they chose that spelling it’s likely that went for the oldest recorded form. Children attending schools in the borough in the mid to late 1960s were taught that the -ey in the new borough’s name should be pronounced as in Finchley.
It’s of little surprise then, that ever since the 1960s, people have been confusing Harringay the place and Haringey the borough. Read more…