Lalla Rookh Stood on the lower slopes of Muswell Hill, just to the west of the junction with Park Road and Priory Road.
For six months in 1817, Lalla Rookh was home to the poet Thomas Moore. Wikipedia shares the followig:
The name Lalla Rookh or Lala-Rukh (Persian), means "tulip-cheeked" and is an endearment frequently used in Persian poetry.....(Moore's poem, Lalla Rookh) was completed in 1817 while Moore was living in a house in the countryside of Hornsey, Middlesex, and the house was renamed, possibly by Moore himself, after the poem.
For a photo of the pond in the grounds of the house see this photo.
For more on the eminent local photographer, George Scammel, see this post.
Both photos are copyright the V&A Museum and published here under a non-commercial use. Thanks to Ken Stevens for pointing me in their direction.
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