When we talk of Middlesex where do we mean?

The County, the Province or the Tribal Lands?

It's possible you didn't even realise there is a choice!


We do know that anyone who says Middlesex
‘doesn’t exist’ is talking out their hat.

The assumption that because the County Council was abolished Middlesex is abolished is fanciful - did Middlesex not exist before 1889? For that is the very recent date the Middlesex County Council was formed.

And as you will read and learn,
nothing could be further from the truth.


Middlesex Day Countdown
to May 16th

Welcome to the London  Borough of HARINGEY in north-east Middlesex

It was incorporated in 1965 by bringing together the Middlesex Municipal Boroughs of Hornsey, Tottenham and Wood Green.


There are so many different spellings of Haringey that the council had to officially decide which to use and decided on Haringey although the actual place is still popularly spelt Harringay. But after all is said and done Haringey or Harringay is a derivative of Hornsey anyway!

Other links that will be of use to you:

Middlesex History Wikipedia

Middlesex - British History Online

GENUKI - Genealogy - Middlesex

The Historic Counties Trust

The Association of British Counties

Rupert Barnes’s Guide to the Counties