Lawton Road, E3

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Lawton Road, E3

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Lawton Road is a road in the E3 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Mile End Mile End is recorded in 1288 as ’La Mile ende’ and means ’the hamlet a mile away’.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberavon Road, E3 Aberavon Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Bowstring Plaza, E3 Bowstring Plaza is a location in London.
Bradwell Street, E1 Bradwell Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
British Street, E3 British Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Brokesley Street, E3 Brokesley Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Canal Close, E1 Canal Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Canyon Garden, E3 Canyon Garden is a location in London.
Cherrywood Close, E3 Cherrywood Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Clinton Road, E3 Clinton Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Clinton Road, E3 Clinton Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Coborn House, E3 Residential block
Coborn Road, E3 Coborn Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Coborn Street, E3 Coborn Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
College Terrace, E3 College Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Commodore Street, E1 Commodore Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Commodore Street, E1 Commodore Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Emmott Close, E1 Emmott Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
English Street, E3 English Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Eric Street, E3 Eric Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Ernest Street, E1 Ernest Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Galveston House, E1 Residential block
Geography Square, E1 Geography Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Godward Square, E1 Godward Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Grand Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Grove Road, E3 Grove Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Hamlets Way, E3 Hamlets Way is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Harley Grove, E3 Harley Grove is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Haverfield Road, E3 Haverfield Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Ifor Evans Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Lichfield Road, E3 Lichfield Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Lockhart Street, E3 Lockhart Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Long Wall, E3 Long Wall is a road in the E3 postcode area
Longnor Road, E1 Longnor Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Maplin Street, E3 Maplin Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Midlothian Road, E3 Midlothian Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Mile End Road, E3 Mile End Road is a main thoroughfare of the East End.
Moody Street, E1 Moody Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Morgan Street, E3 Morgan Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Rhondda Grove, E3 Rhondda Grove is a road in the E3 postcode area
Ropery Street, E3 Ropery Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Sandalwood Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Solebay Street, E1 Solebay Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Southern Grove, E3 Southern Grove is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
St. Clements Avenue, E3 St. Clements Avenue is a location in London.
Strahan Road, E3 Strahan Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Toby Lane, E1 Toby Lane is a road in the E1 postcode area
Tony Cannell Mews, E3 Tony Cannell Mews is a road in the E3 postcode area
Treby Street, E3 Treby Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Tredegar Mews, E3 Tredegar Mews is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Tredegar Square, E3 Tredegar Square is a well-preserved Georgian square in Mile End.
Tredegar Terrace, E3 Tredegar Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Trellis Square, E3 Trellis Square is a road in the E3 postcode area
Twine Terrace, E3 Twine Terrace is a road in the E3 postcode area
Union Drive, E1 Union Drive is a road in the E1 postcode area
Westfield Way, E1 Westfield Way is a road in the E1 postcode area
Whitman Road, E1 Whitman Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Wraxall Road, E3 Wraxall Road is a road in the E3 postcode area


Mile End

Mile End is recorded in 1288 as ’La Mile ende’ and means ’the hamlet a mile away’.

It was a mile distance from Aldgate in the City of London as reached by the London to Colchester road.

In around 1691 Mile End became known as Mile End Old Town because a new unconnected settlement to the west and adjacent to Spitalfields had taken the name Mile End New Town.

Excavations have suggested there were very few buildings before 1300.

Mile End Road moved to its present-day alignment after the foundation of Bow Bridge in 1110. In the medieval period, it was known as ‘Aldgatestrete’, as it led to the eastern entrance to the City of London at Aldgate. The area running alongside Mile End Road was known as Mile End Green, and became known as a place of assembly for Londoners, as reflected in the name of Assembly Passage.

For most of the medieval period, this road was surrounded by open fields on either side. Speculative developments existed by the end of the 16th century and continued throughout the 18th century. It developed as an area of working and lower-class housing, often occupied by immigrants and migrants new to the city.

Mile End was hit by the first V-1 flying bomb to strike London. On 13 June 1944, this ’doodlebug’ impacted next to the railway bridge on Grove Road.

Mile End underground station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel & Bow Railway. Electrified services started in 1905. The first services were provided by the District Railway (now the District line); the Metropolitan line followed in 1936 In 1988 this section of the Metropolitan was renamed the Hammersmith & City line.

In 1946 the station was expanded and rebuilt by the Chief Architect of London Underground, Stanley Heaps and his assistant Thomas Bilbow, as part of the Central line eastern extension, with services starting on 4 December 1946.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Frank Whipple (1908-2011)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Mile End Road, looking west from Burdett Road, E3 (1905)
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