Interesting to see a n old photo of one of the few surviving Victorian houses on Hornsey Lane.
West of the Archway Road, the north side of Hornsey Lane was built up from the late 1860s. Prior to this date, there was only Bridge Place at the Archway end of the road. About half way along towards Crouch Hill was Hornsey Lane Farm, still an operating dairy farm.
Wynstay seems to have been built by 1871. It first appears in the records under the Wynstay name in 1891 as a private girls school. However, both it and the house immediately to its east, later called Brooklyn seem to have been given new names from the mid-1880s.
A house on the same plot as Wynnstay, probably the same one, was occupied from 1871 by John C. Harker, a stock broker at the Stock Exchange. He was recorded in residence in the census of 1881. By 1884 he had moved to Denmark Hill.
A house on the same plot as Brooklyn, probably the same one, appears in the records from 1871 as Trevor House. It was home to Michael Hodson (or Hodgson) Tatham until his death at the house in 1883. Tatham worked at Tatham & Son, originally his father's law firm in Staple Inn. I have been unable to find any further record of Trevor House after this date.