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Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park is on the site of the earlier Hornsey Wood. The Park, opened in 1869, was so called because the inhabitants within the old Parliamentary borough of Finsbury initiated a movement for its acquisition, which all seems very curious since it is far from Finsbury, which is near central London. Finsbury itself was recorded as Vinisbir in 1231 and this is most likely to have been derived from an Anglo-Scandinavian name Fin, and the Old English burgh, 'manor' - and thus means 'Fin's Manor'. It was recorded as Fenysbury in 1535.

The station was opened by the Great Northern Railway as SEVEN SISTERS ROAD on 1 July 1861. It was renamed FINSBURY PARK in 1869 and first served by the Piccadilly Line on 15 December 1906.





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