Nantes Passage, E1

Courtyard in/near Spitalfields, existed between the 1700s and 2003

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Nantes Passage, E1

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Nantes Passage (also Church Passage) was built for Huguenot weavers.

Since the late 15th century many of the houses situated around the area of Spital Fields had been occupied by Flemish protestant weavers. They had built up a reputation for fine quality products and a century later the number of workers in the trade had increased. An order proclaimed by the French authorities in 1598 – the Edict of Nantes – gave religious freedom to French protestants, known as Huguenots. Its revocation in 1688 caused thousands of refugee Huguenot silk weavers to leave France and set up their workshops near to the Spital Fields.

By the early 1700s the number of weavers employed was over 30,000 and it is estimated that there were some 15,000 looms in operation. The weavers adopted as their spokesman and campaigner, a local landowner by the name of George Wheler. Having recently returned from France, he understood the lives of the Huguenots, showed sympathy to their needs and built them a small chapel on the site of this Passage. It was the first of twelve places of worship built over the following years for the sole use of the silk weavers.

As fashions changed and cheap imitations were imported from the Continent the prosperity of Spitalfields went into decline, forcing workers and their families to move to cheaper housing. Further gloom hung over their heads as technical advances lead to automation in the weaving industry, spelling out very clearly the numbered days of the handloom. Steadily the French population decreased. One by one the chapels were sold off or demolished and by the beginning of the 19th century there were over 40,000 silk weavers without any form of work. The last of the chapels, on the corner of Fournier Street and Brick Lane was taken over by the Wesleyan congregation, and in 1899 it was modified as a synagogue to serve the increasing Jewish community.

Alas Nantes Passage is no more in its original form. Spitalfields Market has moved to another site and the area redeveloped.


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Minster Pavement, EC3R Minster Pavement is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
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Myrtle Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
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New Drum Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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North Tenter Street, E1 North Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
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Norton Folgate, EC2M Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
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Ormsby Street, E2 Ormsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Osborn Street, E1 Osborn Street is a short road leading from Whitechapel Road to the crossroads with Brick Lane, Wentworth Street and Old Montague Street.
Osborne Street, E1 Osborne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Osbourne Street, E1 Osbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Osric Path, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Padbury Court, E2 Padbury Court is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Palissy Street, E2 Palissy Street runs northeast from Arnold Circus.
Parliament Court, E1 Parliament Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Paxton House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pearson Street, E2 Pearson Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pecks Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pelter Street, E2 Pelter Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Pepys Street, EC3N Pepys Street links Seething Lane in the west to Cooper’s Row in the east.
Perseverance Works, E2 Perseverance Works is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Petticoat Square, E1 A street within the postcode
Petticoat Tower, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Petty Wales, EC3N Petty Wales is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Phipp Street, EC2A Phipp Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Pindar Street, EC2A Pindar Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Pitfield Street, EC2A Pitfield Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Pitfield Street, N1 Pitfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Plantation Lane, EC3R Plantation Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Pomell Way, E1 Pomell Way is a road in the E1 postcode area
Portsoken Street, E1 Portsoken Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Prescot Street, E1 Prescot Street was named for Rebecca Prescott, wife of William Leman.
Primrose Street, EC2A Primrose Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Princelet Street, E1 Princelet Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Printing House Yard, E2 Printing House Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Puma Court, E1 Puma Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Purcell Street, N1 Purcell Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Railway Arches, EC2A Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Railway Arches, EC3N Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Ravenscroft Street, E2 Ravenscroft Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ravey Street, EC2A Ravey Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rear Of 124 Hoxton Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Redchurch Street, E2 Redchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Redvers Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Regan Way, N1 Regan Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Retford Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Rhoda Street, E2 Rhoda Street was formerly Peter Street.
Riga Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Rivington Place, EC2A Rivington Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rivington Street, EC2A Rivington Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
Rood Lane, EC3M Rood Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Rose Court, E1 Rose Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Royal Mint Court, EC3N Royal Mint Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Royal Mint Place, E1 Royal Mint Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Royal Mint Street, E1 Royal Mint Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rufus Street, N1 Rufus Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rupert Street, E1 Rupert Street was situated to the east of Leman Street.
Saint Dunstan?s Hill, EC3R Saint Dunstan?s Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Saint Mary Axe, EC3A Saint Mary Axe is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Sandy’s Row, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Sandys Row, E1 Sandys Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sara Lane Studios, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Saracen?s Head Yard, EC3N Saracen?s Head Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Savage Gardens, EC3N Savage Gardens connects Crutched Friars in the north to Trinity Square in the south, crossing Pepys Street.
Scarborough Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Scawfell Street, E2 Scawfell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Sclater Street, E1 Sclater Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Scrutton Street, EC2A Scrutton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Seething Lane, EC3N Seething Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shenfield Street, N1 Shenfield Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Shipton Street, E2 Shipton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, E1 Shoreditch High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, E8 This is a street in the E8 postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC1V Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Shorter Street, E1 Shorter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shorter Street, EC3N Shorter Street is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Snowden Street, EC2A Snowden Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
South Tenter Street, E1 South Tenter Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Spital Square, E1 Spital Square was started in 1733 - Robert Seymour’s edition of Stow’s Survey of London re marked that "in place of this hospital (St. Mary Spital), ... are now built many handsome houses for merchants and others".
Spital Street, E1 Spital Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Square Studio, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
St Botolph Street, EC3A St Botolph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Clare Street, EC3N St Clare Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
St Dunstans Hill, EC3R St Dunstans Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Helen?s Place, EC3A St Helen?s Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Helens Place, EC3A St Helens Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Helen’s Place, EC3A St Helen’s Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St James’s Passage, EC3A St James’s Passage was formerly known as Church Passage.
St James’s Place, EC3A St James Place was an open square, formerly Broad Court, which held a daily market that sold fruits of various kinds.
St Margaret Pattens Church, EC3M St Margaret Pattens Church is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
St Mark Street, E1 St Mark Street was built on the old Goodman’s Fields.
St Mary Axe, EC3A St Mary Axe is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St. Botolph Street, EC3A St. Botolph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St. John’s Drive, SW18 A street within the E1 postcode
St. John’s Estate, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
St. Mary’s Grove, N1 A street within the EC3A postcode
Stamp Place, E2 Stamp Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Stanway Street, N1 Stanway Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Staple Hall, EC3A Staple Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Stone House Court, EC3A Stone House Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Stoney Lane, E1 Stoney Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Stothard Place, EC2M Stothard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Streatley Buildings, E2 Streatley Buildings was the first block of the new Boundary Estate - completed in 1896.
Street John’s Road, SW11 A street within the EC2A postcode
Strouts Place, E2 Strouts Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Strype Street, E1 Strype Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N Sugar Quay Walk is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3R Sugar Quay Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Sugar Quay Walk, SE1 Sugar Quay Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sun Street Passage, EC2A Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Sun Street Passage, EC2M Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Sunbury Workshops, E2 Sunbury Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Swan Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Swanfield Street, E2 Swanfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Symister Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tea Building, E1 Tea Building is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Tenter Ground, E1 Tenter Ground is one of the notable streets of Spitalfields.
The Arcade, EC2M The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
The Arches, EC2A The Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
The Queen?s Steps, EC3N The Queen?s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
The Queen’s Steps, EC3N The Queen’s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Thrawl Street, E1 Originally built by Henry Thrall (or Thrale) c.1656, Thrawl Street ran east-west from Brick Lane as far as George Street across a former tenter field owned by the Fossan brothers, Thomas and Lewis.
Thurtle Road, E2 Thurtle Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Timber Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tower Bridge Approach, E1W Tower Bridge Approach is a road in the E1W postcode area
Tower Bridge Approach, EC3N Tower Bridge Approach is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Bridge, E1W Tower Bridge is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Tower Hill Terrace, EC3N Tower Hill Terrace is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Hill, EC3N Tower Hill is a street and square, northwest of the Tower of London.
Tower Place West, EC3R Tower Place West is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Tower Place, EC3R Tower Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Tower Walk, E1W Tower Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Toynbee Street, E1 Toynbee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Trinity Square, EC3N Trinity Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Turville Street, E2 Turville Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tyssen Street, N1 Tyssen Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Undershaft, EC2N Undershaft is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Undershaft, EC3A Undershaft is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Undershaft, EC3P Undershaft is a road in the EC3P postcode area
Union Central, E2 Union Central is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Union Walk, E2 Union Walk is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Unit 405, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Vandy Street, EC2A Vandy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Victoria Avenue, EC2M This is a street in the EC2M postcode area
Victoria Yard, E1 Victoria Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vine Street, EC3N Vine Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Virginia Road, E2 Virginia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Waterson Street, E2 Waterson Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wentworth Street, E1 Wentworth Street runs east-west from the junction of Brick Lane, Osborn Street and Old Montague Street to Middlesex Street, forming part of the boundary between Spitalfields and St Mary’s Whitechapel.
West Tenter Street, E1 West Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Weymouth Terrace, E2 Weymouth Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wheler Street, E1 Wheler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Whitby Street, E1 Whitby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Kennet Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
White Kennett Street, E1 White Kennett Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Kennett Street, EC3A White Kennett Street was named after a Bishop of Peterborough.
Whitechapel High Street, E1 Whitechapel High Street runs approximately west-east from Aldgate High Street to Whitechapel Road and is designated as part of the A11.
Whites Row, E1 White’s Row is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Crispin Street.
Whittington Avenue, EC3A Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Whittington Avenue, EC3V Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Widegate Street, E1 Widegate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wilkes Street, E1 Wilkes Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wilks Place, N1 Wilks Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Willow Court, EC2A Willow Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Willow Street, EC2A Willow Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Wormwood Street, EC2N Wormwood Street refers to the wormwood plant which used to grow on the London Wall and in other areas of wasteland in the City.
Wormwood Street, EC2N Wormwood Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Worship Mews, EC2A Worship Mews is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Worship Street, EC2A Worship Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Wrestlers Court, EC3A Wrestlers Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Zeus House 16-30, N1 A street within the EC2A postcode


Spitalfields

Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.

The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields Market, and various Brick Lane Markets on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street. Petticoat Lane Market lies on the area's south-western boundaries.

The name Spitalfields appears in the form Spittellond in 1399; as The spitel Fyeld on the 16th-century Civitas Londinium map associated with Ralph Agas. The land belonged to St Mary Spital, a priory or hospital erected on the east side of the Bishopsgate thoroughfare in 1197, and the name is thought to derive from this. An alternative, and possibly earlier, name for the area was Lolsworth.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Spitalfields was inhabited by prosperous French Huguenot silk weavers. In the early 19th century their descendants were reduced to a deplorable condition due to the competition of the Manchester textile factories and the area began to deteriorate into crime-infested slums. The spacious and handsome Huguenot houses were divided up into tiny dwellings which were rented by poor families of labourers, who sought employment in the nearby docks.

The area has recently attracted a IT-literate younger population.
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