Moselle Avenue, N22

Place Name

A reference to the River Moselle that runs at the back of the houses on the north of the street. The name itself is adapted from Muswell Hill through which this stream passes through to join with the River Lea in Tottenham. David Mills in A Dictionary of London Place Names muses: “The spelling of its name may have been influenced by the famous River Moselle in France and Germany, but it is in fact a late back-formation from Muswell Hill.” The name was first recorded as The Moselle in 1600.

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