June 2019 archive

Curiosities – C

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London CANONBURY TOWER, AT the northern extremity of the parish of Islington, denotes the site of the country house of the Prior of the Canons of St. Bartholomew; hence, it …

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Hackney

This guide to Hackney is mostly derived from the Conservation Area guides produced on behalf of the  London Borough of Hackney ABBOT STREET Fitzroy House to the rear of the paint works which fronts Abbot Street, parallel with Ashwin Street, is a former fabrics manufactory and is a good example of c.1950 industrial architecture which …

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Some street name derivations

Abbey Orchard Street, SW1 – after a former orchard here attached to St Peter’s Abbey Abbey Street, SE1 – after Bermondsey Abbey, formerly located here Abchurch Lane, EC4N – after the adjacent St Mary Abchurch Abchurch Yard, EC4 – after the adjacent St Mary Abchurch Aberdeen Place, NW8 – this land was formerly owned by Harrow School; …

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