Bruce Castle, Tottenham

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The magnificent Grade 1 listed Bruce Castle - home to Haringey local history archive & museum
The magnificent Grade 1 listed Bruce Castle - home to Haringey local history archive & museum

"Grade 1 listed, it was Tottenham's manor house, and dates from the 16th century, with alterations by subsequent occupants. It was given the name 'Bruce Castle' during the 17th century by the 2nd Lord Coleraine, who was Lord of the Manor at the time. He named it after 'Robert the Bruce', whose family had been Lord of the Manor during the medieval period. The building was purchased by the Hill family who ran a progressive school there. Sir Rowland Hill was its first headmaster and he was living here when he as Postmaster General introduced the Uniform Penny Post in 1840. Now a local history museum, it holds the archives of the London Borough of Haringey."