Earnshaw Street, WC2H
Earnshaw Street was at first called Arthur Street.

Earnshaw Street runs south from New Oxford Street and was built as a result of, the construction of New Oxford Street in 18441847. The new street followed a path which went from New Oxford Street to St Giles’s Church.

Arthur Street was renamed after Thomas Earnshaw, a Bloomsbury-based maker of chronometers.

Its original buildings were demolished and replaced by large Ministry of Defence premises, occupying the whole area between Earnshaw Street, Bucknall Street, St Giles High Street, and Dyott Street. In 2007, these buildings in turn were demolished to make way for the St Giles Court development.

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