Old Spitalfields Market, E1

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2019

A street within the E1 postcode




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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 15:05 GMT   

A plague on all your houses
Aldgate station is built directly on top of a vast plague pit, where thousands of bodies are apparently buried. No-one knows quite how many.

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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 20 Sep 2020 13:01 GMT   

Pepys starts diary
On 1 January 1659, Samuel Pepys started his famous daily diary and maintained it for ten years. The diary has become perhaps the most extensive source of information on this critical period of English history. Pepys never considered that his diary would be read by others. The original diary consisted of six volumes written in Shelton shorthand, which he had learned as an undergraduate on scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This shorthand was introduced in 1626, and was the same system Isaac Newton used when writing.

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Steven Shepherd   
Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

Our House
I and my three brothers were born at 178 Pitfield Street. All of my Mothers Family (ADAMS) Lived in the area. There was an area behind the house where the Hoxton Stall holders would keep the barrows. The house was classed as a slum but was a large house with a basement. The basement had 2 rooms that must have been unchanged for many years it contained a ’copper’ used to boil and clean clothes and bedlinen and a large ’range’ a cast iron coal/log fired oven. Coal was delivered through a ’coal hole’ in the street which dropped through to the basement. The front of the house used to be a shop but unused while we lived there. I have many more happy memories of the house too many to put here.

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Marion James   
Added: 12 Mar 2021 17:43 GMT   

26 Edith Street Haggerston
On Monday 11th October 1880 Charlotte Alice Haynes was born at 26 Edith Street Haggerston the home address of her parents her father Francis Haynes a Gilder by trade and her mother Charlotte Alice Haynes and her two older siblings Francis & George who all welcomed the new born baby girl into the world as they lived in part of the small Victorian terraced house which was shared by another family had an outlook view onto the world of the Imperial Gas Works site - a very grey drab reality of the life they were living as an East End working class family - 26 Edith Street no longer stands in 2021 - the small rundown polluted terrace houses of Edith Street are long since gone along with the Gas Companies buildings to be replaced with green open parkland that is popular in 21st century by the trendy residents of today - Charlotte Alice Haynes (1880-1973) is the wife of my Great Grand Uncle Henry Pickett (1878-1930) As I research my family history I slowly begin to understand the life my descendants had to live and the hardships that they went through to survive - London is my home and there are many areas of this great city I find many of my descendants living working and dying in - I am yet to find the golden chalice! But in all truthfulness my family history is so much more than hobby its an understanding of who I am as I gather their stories. Did Charlotte Alice Pickett nee Haynes go on to live a wonderful life - no I do not think so as she became a widow in 1930 worked in a canteen and never remarried living her life in and around Haggerston & Hackney until her death in 1973 with her final resting place at Manor Park Cemetery - I think Charlotte most likely excepted her lot in life like many women from her day, having been born in the Victorian era where the woman had less choice and standing in society, which is a sad state of affairs - So I will endeavour to write about Charlotte and the many other women in my family history to give them the voice of a life they so richly deserve to be recorded !

Edith Street was well situated for the new public transport of two railway stations in 1880 :- Haggerston Railway Station opened in 1867 & Cambridge Heath Railway Station opened in 1872


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Lived here
Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

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Added: 11 Apr 2021 20:03 GMT   

North Harrow
The North Harrow Embassy Cinema was closed in 1963 and replaced by a bowling alley and a supermarket. As well as the cinema itself there was a substantial restaurant on the first floor.

Source: Embassy Cinema in North Harrow, GB - Cinema Treasures

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Lived here
KJ   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 12:34 GMT   

Family
1900’s Cranmer family lived here at 105 (changed to 185 when road was re-numbered)
James Cranmer wife Louisa ( b.Logan)
They had 3 children one being my grandparent William (Bill) CRANMER married to grandmother “Nancy” He used to go to
Glengall Tavern in Bird in Bush Rd ,now been converted to flats.

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charlie evans   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 18:51 GMT   

apollo pub 1950s
Ted Lengthorne was the landlord of the apollo in the 1950s. A local called darkie broom who lived at number 5 lancaster road used to be the potman,I remember being in the appollo at a street party that was moved inside the pub because of rain for the queens coronation . Not sure how long the lengthornes had the pub but remember teds daughter julie being landlady in the early 1970,s

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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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Born here
Joyce Taylor   
Added: 5 Apr 2021 21:05 GMT   

Lavender Road, SW11
MyFather and Grand father lived at 100 Lavender Road many years .I was born here.

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Born here
Beverly Sand   
Added: 3 Apr 2021 17:19 GMT   

Havering Street, E1
My mother was born at 48 Havering Street. That house no longer exists. It disappeared from the map by 1950. Family name Schneider, mother Ray and father Joe. Joe’s parents lived just up the road at 311 Cable Street

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:13 GMT   

St Jude’s Church, Lancefield Street
Saint Jude’s was constructed in 1878, while the parish was assigned in 1879 from the parish of Saint John, Kensal Green (P87/JNE2). The parish was united with the parishes of Saint Luke (P87/LUK1) and Saint Simon (P87/SIM) in 1952. The church was used as a chapel of ease for a few years, but in 1959 it was closed and later demolished.

The church is visible on the 1900 map for the street on the right hand side above the junction with Mozart Street.

Source: SAINT JUDE, KENSAL GREEN: LANCEFIELD STREET, WESTMINSTER | Londo

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:08 GMT   

Wedding at St Jude’s Church
On 9th November 1884 Charles Selby and Johanna Hanlon got married in St Jude’s Church on Lancefield Street. They lived together close by at 103 Lancefield Street.
Charles was a Lather, so worked in construction. He was only 21 but was already a widower.
Johanna is not shown as having a profession but this is common in the records and elsewhere she is shown as being an Ironer or a Laundress. It is possible that she worked at the large laundry shown at the top of Lancefield Road on the 1900 map. She was also 21. She was not literate as her signature on the record is a cross.
The ceremony was carried out by William Hugh Wood and was witnessed by Charles H Hudson and Caroline Hudson.

Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1623/images/31280_197456-00100?pId=6694792

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NEARBY STREETS
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Acorn Street, EC2M Acorn Street, Bishopsgate, was named from an old tavern sign.
Adler Street, E1 Adler Street runs between the Whitechapel Road and the Commercial Road.
Aldermans Walk, EC2M Alderman’s Walk was formerly Dashwood’s Walk, for Francis Dashwood, who lived here in the 18th century.
Angel Alley, E1 Angel Alley was a narrow passage which ran north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street..
Appold Street, EC2A Appold Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Arcadia Court, E1 Arcadia Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Artillery Lane, E1 The name Artillery Lane remembers the skills of the operators of the longbow.
Artillery Passage, E1 Artillery Passage dates from its time as part of The Old Artillery Ground.
Arts Quarter, E1 Arts Quarter is a road in the E1 postcode area
Bell Lane, E1 Bell Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bethnal Green Road, E1 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bishopgate, EC2M Bishopgate is location of London.
Bishops Square, E1 Bishops Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bishopsgate Arcade, EC2M Bishopsgate Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate Churchyard, EC2M Bishopsgate Churchyard is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate, EC2M Bishopsgate was originally the entry point for travellers coming from the north east into London.
Black Lion Yard, E1 Black Lion Yard was a narrow thoroughfare running north-south from Old Montague Street (where it was accessible via a set of steps) to Whitechapel Road.
Blossom Street, E1 Blossom Street runs from Fleur De Lis Street to Folgate Street.
Bowl Court, EC2A Bowl Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Braithwaite Street, E1 Braithwaite Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Brick Lane, E1 Brick Lane runs north from the junction of Osborn Street, Old Montague Street and Wentworth Street, through Spitalfields to Bethnal Green Road.
Brody House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Browns Lane, E1 Browns Lane is marked on the 1862 Stanford map.
Brune House, E1 Residential block
Brune Street, E1 Brune Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Brushfield Street, E1 Brushfield Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Bishopsgate.
Buxton Street, E1 Buxton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Calvin Street, E1 Calvin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Carillon Court, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Casson Street, E1 Casson Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Cavendish Court, EC3A Cavendish Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Celia Blairman House, E1 Residential block
Cheshire Street, E2 Cheshire Street is a street in the East End linking Brick Lane with Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.
Chicksand Street, E1 Chicksand Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chilton Street, E2 Chilton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cobb Street, E1 Cobb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Code Street, E1 Code Street is a location in London.
Code Street, E2 Code Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
College East, E1 College East is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Commercial Street, E1 Commercial Street is a major thoroughfare running north-south from Shoreditch High Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Coney Way, E1 Coney Way is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Contemporary Art Gallery, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Coppergate House, E1 Residential block
Corbet Place, E1 Corbet Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Crinoline Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Crispin Place, E1 Crispin Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Crispin Street, E1 Crispin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cutlers Gardens Arcade, EC2M Cutlers Gardens Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Cygnet Street, E1 Cygnet Street is a location in London.
Deal Street, E1 Deal Street dates from the mid 1840s.
Denning Point 33 Commercial Street, E1 A block within the E1 postcode
Devonshire Row, EC2M Devonshire Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Devonshire Square, E1 Devonshire Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Devonshire Square, EC3V Devonshire Square is a location in London.
Dorset Street, E1 Dorset Street was a small thoroughfare running east-west from Crispin Street to Commercial Street.
Dowson Place, E1 Dowson Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Dray Walk, E1 Dray Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Duval Square, E1 Duval Square is a location in London.
Elder Street, E1 Elder Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ely Place, E1 Ely Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Exchange Arcade, EC2A Exchange Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange Place, EC2M Exchange Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange Square, EC2A Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Exchange Square, EC2A Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Fairchild Place, EC2A Fairchild Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Street, EC2A Fairchild Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fashion Street, E1 Fashion Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street.
Fleur De Lis Street, E1 Fleur De Lis Street runs west from Commercial Street.
Flower & Dean Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Flower and Dean Street, E1 Flower and Dean Street was a narrow street running east-west from Commercial Street to Brick Lane.
Folgate Street, E1 Folgate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Fournier Street, E1 Fournier Street is a street running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street alongside Christ Church.
Frostic Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Frying Pan Alley, E1 Frying Pan Alley is situated close to Middlesex Street and its Petticoat Lane market.
George Street, E1 George Street was a street running north-south from Flower and Dean Street to Wentworth Street, crossing Thrawl Street approx. half way along its length..
Greatorex Street, E1 Greatorex Street was formerly called High Street.
Green Dragon Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Grimsby Street, E2 Grimsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gun Street, E1 Gun Street was part of the Old Artillery Ground - land formerly designated one of the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Gunthorpe Street, E1 Gunthorpe Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hanbury Hall, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hanbury Street, E1 Hanbury Street is a long road running west-east from Commercial Street to Vallance Road.
Harrow Place, E1 Harrow Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hearn Street, EC2A Hearn Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Heneage Street, E1 Heneage Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hewett Street, EC2A Hewett Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hobsons Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Holywell Centre, EC2A Holywell Centre is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Holywell Lane, EC2A Holywell Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Holywell Row, EC2A Holywell Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hopetown Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Horner Square, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hunton Street, E1 Hunton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Jerome Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Kings Arms Court, E1 Kings Arms Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Lamb Street, E1 Lamb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Leonard Circus, EC2A Leonard Circus is a location in London.
Leyden Street, E1 Leyden Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Little Paternoster Row, E1 Little Paternoster Row was once known as French Alley.
Liverpool Street, EC2M Liverpool Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Lolesworth Close, E1 Lolesworth Close is a short cul-de-sac on the east side of Commercial Street which was originally the western extremity of Flower and Dean Street.
London Fruit Exchange, E1 London Fruit Exchange is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
London Wall Buildings, EC2M London Wall Buildings are a commercial development.
Luntley Place, E1 Luntley Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Market Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Middlesex Street, E1 Middlesex Street is home to the Petticoat Lane Market.
Monmouth House, E1 Residential block
Monthope Road, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Nantes Passage, E1 Nantes Passage (also Church Passage) was built for Huguenot weavers.
Nathaniel Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
New Goulston Street, E1 New Goulston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New North Place, EC2A New North Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Street, EC2M New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Norton Folgate, EC2M Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Norton Folgate, EC2M Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Octagon Arcade, EC2M Octagon Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Old Castle Street, E1 Old Castle Street runs north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street, the southern section of which incorporates the former Castle Alley, murder site of Ripper victim Alice McKenzie.
Old Montague Street, E1 Old Montague Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Baker’s Row (now Vallance Road) to Brick Lane.
Osborn Place, E1 Osborn Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
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.
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
Pecks Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pedley Street, E1 Pedley Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Petticoat Square, E1 A street within the postcode
Pindar Street, EC2A Pindar Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Plough Yd, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
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.
Principal Place, EC2A Principal Place is a location in London.
Puma Court, E1 Puma Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Resolution Plaza, E1 Resolution Plaza is a location in London.
Rose Court, E1 Rose Court is a road in the E1 postcode 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.
Sclater Street, E1 Sclater Street connects Bethnal Green Road and Brick Lane.
Sclaterrace Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Scrutton Street, EC2A Scrutton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Seven Stars Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Sheba Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shorditch High Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shoreditch High Street, E1 Shoreditch High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shoreeditch High Street, EC2A A street within the E1 postcode
Silwex House, E1 Residential block
Snowden Street, EC2A Snowden Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Spellman Street, E1 Spellman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Spelman House, E1 Spelman House is a residential block in Whitechapel.
Spelman Street, E1 Spelman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal 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
St. John’s Drive, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Stothard Place, E1 Stothard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Stothard Place, E1 A street within the postcode
Strype Street, E1 John Strype, who became an antiquary, historian and parson was the son of a Huguenot weaver and born here in 1643.
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.
Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Tenter Ground, E1 Tenter Ground is one of the notable streets of Spitalfields.
The Arcade, EC2A The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
The Broadgate Tower, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
The Community Centre, E1 The Community Centre is a location in London.
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.
Toynbee Street, E1 Toynbee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vandy Street, EC2A Vandy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Victoria Avenue, E1 This is a street in the EC2M postcode area
Victoria House, EC2A Victoria House is a location in London.
Victoria Yard, E1 Victoria Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1 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.
Wheler Street, E1 Wheler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Whitechapel Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Whites Row, E1 White’s Row is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Crispin Street.
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.
Woodseer Street, E1 Woodseer Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 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.
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.


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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Boar
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Byward Tower, 1893
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46 Aldgate High Street
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The Great Synagogue of London (1810)
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Boar
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The Aldgate Pump in 1874.
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Bevis Marks Synagogue
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Exterior of St Katherine Cree, City of London
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St James Duke
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The Third Goodmans Fields Theatre, Great Alie Street, London in 1801 - From
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Petticoat Lane in the 1920s
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Whitechapel Gallery
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Still and Star pub, Aldgate (1968) The pub was a rare remaining working-class pub in the City being a ’slum pub’ - whereby a private house was converted into a hostelry.
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