Municipal Borough of Tottenham

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Tottenham Town Hall
Tottenham within Middlesex in 1961
 • 1894 3,014 acres (12.2 km2)
 • 1965 3,012 acres (12.2 km2)
 • 1901 102,703
 • 1961 113,249
 • Created 1850
 • Abolished 1965
 • Succeeded by London Borough of Haringey
Status Local board (1850 – 1894)
Urban district (1894 – 1934)
Municipal borough (after 1934)
 • HQ Tottenham

Coat of arms of the borough council

Tottenham /ˈtɒtnəm/[1][2] was a local government district in north east Middlesex from 1850 to 1965. It was part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District.

In 1850 a local board of health was established for the civil parish of Tottenham and in 1875 the local board became an urban sanitary authority, without change of name. The ancient parish had included Wood Green[3] and in 1888 the district was divided, with Wood Green gaining its own local board.

The sanitary district was reconstituted as an urban district in 1894 under the Local Government Act 1894 and Wood Green was removed from the parish.[3] In 1934 the urban district was incorporated as a municipal borough.[4] In 1965, the municipal borough was abolished and its former area transferred to Greater London under the London Government Act 1963 to be combined with that of other districts to form the present-day London Borough of Haringey.


  1. "Tottenham". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. How to pronounce place names with "ham" in them
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