WOOD GREEN, an urban district in the Tottenham parliamentary division of Middlesex, England, suburban to London, 7 m. N. of St Paul's Cathedral, on the Great Northern railway. Pop. (1891) 25,831, (1001) 34,233. The name covers a""populous residential district lying north of Hornsey and west of Tottenham. To the west lies Muswell Hill, with the grounds and building of the Alexandra Palace, an establishment somewhat similar to the Crystal Palace. It was opened in 1873, destroyed by fire almost immediately, and reopened in 1875. Muswell Hill WOOD-LOUSEWOODPECKER took name from a holy well, of high repute for curative powers, over which an oratory was erected early in the lath century, attached to the priory of St John of Jerusalem in Clerkenwell.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)