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Colney Hatch – a fairly pretty northern suburb, chiefly noted as the site of the second greet Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum, covering 25 acres of ground, and containing some 2,000 patients; the station is called "Southgate". Rents moderate. From King's. cross (21 min) sit, -/11, 1/6; 2nd, -/9, 1/3; 3rd, -/6.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879