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Bruce Castle Museum

Open Lectures & Talks
Munch and Listen Lunchtime Talks and Evening Talks supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle.
Also Indexed
Haringey Council
Venue
Lordship Lane, Haringey, N17 8NU, London,
Historic County
Type of Body
Views 'Full' Record + MAP
929
Visits to Website
509
URL was last checked
15 January 2016
'Bruce Castle is a Grade I listed 16th Century manor house in 20 acres of parkland. William Compton - a member of Henry VIII’s court, built the oldest surviving parts of the building. Since then the building has been modified several times by new owners including the Coleraine family. One of the wives of the 2nd Lord Coleraine is said to haunt the building.

'Sir Rowland Hill's family ran a progressive school for boys at Bruce Castle during the Victorian period. Sir Rowland reformed the British postal system and became famous for introducing the Penny Post.

'Bruce Castle opened as a Museum in 1906 and now houses local history collections relating to the Borough of Haringey. The building is also home to the borough archive service.'
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