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The London Borough of Haringey is located in North London, England.  Prehistoric remains discovered on the bank of the River Lee suggest that the area has been inhabited since the Stone Age.  Haringey acquired its name from Haering, a Saxon chief believed to reside in the area after the Saxons invaded in the 5th and 6th centuries.  Haringey was once covered by woodland, some of which still exists in its parks.  The area was relatively undeveloped until the 18th century, when its proximity to London made it a popular site for country houses.  In the late 18th century its agricultural industry was supplemented by a brickfield and pottery industry, which remained successful until the early 20th century.  The arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century brought about rapid development and urbanisation, until Haringey eventually merged with London.  The borough was established in 1965, bringing together the Middlesex boroughs of Hornsey, Wood Green and Tottenham.