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Tottenham N17 was established as a settlement more than one thousand years ago. In the 11th century, Tottenham N17 was named Toteham. About 70 families lived there at that time. It is believed that the name derives from Tota’s hamlet.
Bruce Castle is a grade I listed building. The 16th-century manor house is one of the oldest remaining brick constructions in the UK. The name derives from the Scottish clan House of Bruce. In the 19th century, the manor housed Bruce Castle School for boys.
Singer Adele, actor Trevor Peacock, actress Letitia Wright, rapper Avelino, Victoria cross recipient Alfred Cecil Herring, singer Lemar, singer Keisha White, and audio engineer Phill Brown are some of the most famous people that were born or lived in the area.
Neighboring areas of Tottenham are Noel Park, St. Ann’s, Upper Edmonton, Wood Green, West Green, Walthamstow and Palmers Green. Famous landmarks in the area include All Hallows Church, Broadwater Farm, 7 Bruce Grove, Downhills Park, and Tower Gardens Estate.
London Underground Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters stations, on the Victoria line, pass through the area and connect the district directly to Brixton, Walthamstow and the West End. There are many railway stations in Tottenham, including White Hart Lane station and Bruce Grove station.