The site for Highbury Manor was possibly used by a Roman garrison as a summer camp. During the construction of a new Highbury House in 1781, tiles were found that could have been Roman or Norman; unfortunately these have been lost.
In 1913 Henry Norris decided to move the Club from The Manor Ground in Plumstead to North London, and decided on a plot of land in Highbury, the site of the playing fields of St John's College of Divinity.
The Manor of Highbury remained the possession of the Knights of St John until it was confiscated by Henry VIII in 1540. The land then stayed as crown property until Parliament began selling it in the 17th century.
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However, due to the ground’s limited capacity and lack of expansion possibilities (being enclosed by residential housing), the club started looking into moving away from Highbury, and in 2004 construction of the Emirates Stadium started.
Highbury’s record attendance was achieved in 1935 when 73,295 fans witnessed Arsenal drawing Sunderland (0-0).
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A few years later works started to turn Highbury into an all-seater stadium. Part of this conversion consisted of the demolition of the North Bank terraces and construction of a new North Bank stand.
“Our wish for the development was always to retain more than a passing resemblance to Highbury Stadium and to respect its class and heritage. With the apartments being constructed in the same location as the four old stands and the pitch being converted into a wonderful garden area, we are delighted that we have achieved our goal.
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With its 41 guest rooms, comfortable lounges, beautiful garden and several facilities The Highbury Centre provides a restful and affordable accommodation. Enjoy an English breakfast before leaving for the city and have a relaxing evening in one of the lounges or in the garden when you are back.
Arsenal's biggest win at Highbury came on 9 January 1932, with an 11–1 victory over Darwen in the FA Cup. Their biggest defeats were 0–5 losses to Huddersfield Town in the First Division on 14 February 1925 and against Chelsea in the League Cup on 11 November 1998.
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Residents of Highbury Square will have access to a full range of amenities including a fitness centre, 24-hour concierge service and underground car parking. All apartments have access to the old two-acre Highbury pitch, which has been converted into a private garden square. The apartments are three tube stops from King’s Cross St. Pancras, which serves the Eurostar to Paris and Brussels.
Highbury is situated 4.4 miles north of Charing Cross. Its area is approximately 500 acres (2.0 km2).
The Superior En-Suite rooms are designed with additional space for more comfortable living. Superior En-Suite rooms share an open-plan communal kitchen and large living space with fellow residents. All rooms come with broadband and Wi-Fi to keep you connected and underfloor heating for your comfort.
I would just like to congratulate the entire project team on what has been an absolutely marvellous job they have done in the construction and redevelopment of Highbury Square.
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The Deluxe En-Suite is the largest of our en-suite room types. They also come with additional features including, a sofa, coffee table and rug. Deluxe En-Suite rooms share an open-plan communal kitchen and large living space with fellow residents. All rooms come with broadband and Wi-Fi to keep you connected and underfloor heating for your comfort.
After 93 years as a football stadium, Highbury has been converted into over 650 high specification one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, with the development being named ‘Highbury Square’.
Our Studios are designed for those who are looking for the convenience of a self-contained room, with a comfortable space to relax, work, and socialise in. Studios come fully equipped with an all-purpose kitchenette and dining space. All rooms come with broadband and Wi-Fi to keep you connected and underfloor heating for your comfort.
Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger said: “Coming back to Highbury has filled me with so many great memories of our time here. Highbury was a very special football stadium and I feel honoured to have been part of this great place. Full credit has to go the project team, who have done an amazing job in retaining Highbury’s class and characteristics. The people living here are very lucky.”
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Highbury, officially called Arsenal Stadium, was the home of Arsenal FC between 1913 and 2006. In its final years it had a capacity of 38,500 seats.
Only incremental changes were made to the stadium in the following decades and it took until 1989, when the Clock End got renovated, for any further major redevelopments to take place.
The Highbury Centre is ideally situated in the heart of London in a delightful conservation area, yet we are only three miles from Central London. We hope you will enjoy the peaceful setting of The Highbury Centre.
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Each En-suite room contains a 4ft double bed and under-bed storage, study desk, wardrobe and bathroom with walk-in shower. Our En-Suite rooms share an open-plan communal kitchen and large living space with fellow residents. All rooms come with broadband and Wi-Fi to keep you connected and underfloor heating for your comfort.
The Highbury Centre is ideally situated in North London in a peaceful and quiet conservation area with close transport links to the main attractions of the city.
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The project team have done an amazing job in retaining Highbury’s class and characteristics. The people living here are very lucky.
The stadium's main entrances were on Gillespie Road, Avenell Road and Highbury Hill. When it closed, Highbury had a capacity of 38,419 (approximately 12,500 in the North Bank, 11,000 in the West Stand, 9,000 in the East Stand and 6,000 in the Clock End), all seated, and had Jumbotron screens in the south-east and north-west corners.
A need for a place for Catholic residents of Highbury to worship in the 1920s led to the commissioning of St Joan of Arc's church, thought to be the first dedicated to the saint canonised in 1920, on a site on Kelross Road where the church hall is now located. The church was soon expanded, but the influx of Catholic residents after the war led to a need for a new, larger church. The new church, also dedicated to St Joan of Arc, opened on 23 September 1962 on Highbury Park.
When you are not attending lectures, everything you need is right here within the property. Pure Highbury's on-site facilities include: a 24 hour gym and fitness room, games area and outdoor courtyard, alongside 24 hour security, housekeeping & maintenance teams, 100MB Wi-Fi throughout, laundry and cycle storage.
The first match at the stadium was played on the 6th of September 1913. The tie between Arsenal and Leicester Fosse was won by the home team 6-3. At that time the stadium consisted of one main stand and a series of terraces.
The last league match at Highbury was played on the 7th of May 2006. Highlight of the 4-2 victory over Wigan was a hattrick scored by Thierry Henry.
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Our Accessible Studio rooms are designed with additional space for wheelchair use. Accessible Studios offer the convenience of a self-contained room, with a comfortable space to relax, work, and socialise in. Accessible Studios come fully equipped with an all-purpose kitchenette and dining space. All rooms come with broadband and Wi-Fi to keep you connected and underfloor heating for your comfort.