Bruce Castle is a 16th century manor house in Lordship Lane, Tottenham, London, UK, immediately opposite the eastern end of Broadwater Farm. It was built by Sir William Compton, squire of the bedchamber to Henry VIII.
In the 19th century the building was home to a radical school run by the Hill family, which included Rowland Hill, also famous as founder of the Uniform Penny Post system. During World War II it was used as a clinic and nursery for the people of Tottenham.
It is now a local museum containing Haringey's archives and an important collection of early photography. There is also a small exhibition about Rowland Hill and postal history.
The current Bruce Castle Park covers 20 acres and was Tottenham's first public park.
By adrbr @ 2008-03-07 18:42:04