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Ely Place, EC1N

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Ely Place is a gated road at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.

It is the location of the historic Ye Olde Mitre public house and is adjacent to Hatton Garden.

It is the last privately owned street in London, having been originally an exclave of Cambridgeshire the location of the medieval abbey at Ely for the Bishops of Ely, and is managed by its own body of commissioners and beadles.

Ely Place stands on land that had been the site of Ely Palace or Ely House, the London townhouse of the Bishops of Ely from 1290 to 1772. Land in the Holborn area was bought by John de Kirkby in 1280. He was appointed Bishop of Ely in 1286 and on his death in 1290, he left the estate to the see of Ely.

In medieval times, bishops of Ely frequently held high state office requiring them to live in London; Ely Palace was the bishop’s official residence.

References to Ely Palace grounds occur in Shakespeare’s plays. It was at the house that in King Richard II, the Bard had John of Gaunt – who was living there in 1382 – says his "This royal throne of Kings, this sceptre’d isle" speech.

On 17 October 1546, James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond, a powerful Munster landowner who had served in the household of Cardinal Wolsey in his youth, and who had crossed the quarrelsome Lord Deputy of Ireland, Sir Anthony St Leger, was visiting London with his household. They were invited to dine at Ely Palace, where Ormond was poisoned along with his steward and 16 of his household, it was widely assumed, at the instructions of St Leger.

The estate was granted to Sir Christopher Hatton in 1577 after a commission was set up by Queen Elizabeth I, headed by John Aylmer (Bishop of London) to investigate the claims that Sir Christopher Hatton should be granted the freehold of the land after he acquired a 21 years lease on the estate and spent a sum of the £1,887 5 shillings and 8 pence on renovations and repairs. The commission declared (June 1577) that Ely Place should stay with Bishop Cox if he could reimburse Sir Christopher Hatton in whole for the outlay but he could not. A new lease was drawn up giving Sir Christopher Hatton control of the property freehold. He gave his name to Hatton Garden which occupies part of the site.

The estate was sold to the Crown in 1772. The cul-de-sac was constructed in 1772 by Robert Taylor. Edmund Keene as Bishop of Ely commissioned a new Ely House, also built by Taylor, on Dover Street, Mayfair.

In 1842 a local Act of Parliament established a body of commissioners for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing and improving Ely Place and Ely Mews, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex.

While the commissioners have lost most of their powers to local authorities established under the Metropolis Management Act 1855 and later legislation, they retain their "watching" duties, with a beadle discharging these duties.




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Bartholomew Place, EC1A Bartholomew Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
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Bear Alley, EC4A Bear Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Benjamin Street, EC1M Benjamin Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Bishop?s Court, EC4M Bishop?s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
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Bolt Court, EC4A Bolt Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Breams Buildings, EC4A Breams Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Briset Street, EC1M Briset Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
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Broad Yard, EC1M Broad Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
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Charterhouse Street, EC1A Charterhouse Street is a street on the northern boundary of the City of London.
Charterhouse Street, EC1M Charterhouse Street is a road in the EC1M postcode area
Charterhouse Street, EC1N Charterhouse Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Chichester Rents, WC2A Chichester Rents is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Clerkenwell Road, EC1N Clerkenwell Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Clerkenwell Road, EC1R Clerkenwell Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Cliffords Inn, EC4A Cliffords Inn is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
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Cock Lane, EC1A Cock Lane leads from Giltspur Street in the east to Snow Hill in the west.
Cornwell House, EC1R Residential block
Cowcross Street, EC1M Cowcross Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Crane Court, EC4Y Crane Court lay beside the Two Crane Inn Tavern.
Cursitor Street, EC4A Cursitor Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Cursitor Street, W1 Cursitor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
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Eagle Court, EC1M Eagle Court is a courtyard situated off of Benjamin Street.
East Central Markets, EC1A East Central Markets is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
East Harding Street, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area
East Market Building, EC1A East Market Building is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
East Poultry Avenue, EC1A East Poultry Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Eldons Passage, E1 A street within the EC1N postcode
Ely Court, EC1N Ely Court is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Farringdon Road, EC1A Farringdon Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Farringdon Road, EC1M Farringdon Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Farringdon Street, EC1A Farringdon Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
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Faulkners Alley, EC1M Faulkners Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
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Fleet Place, EC4M Fleet Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Fulwood Place, WC1V Fulwood Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Furnival Street, EC4A Furnival Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Gate House, EC1M Residential block
Giltspur Street, EC1A Giltspur Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Gough Square, EC4A Gough Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Grand Avenue, EC1A Grand Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Gravel Street, EC1N Gravel Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
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Grays Inn Square Chambers, WC1R Grays Inn Square Chambers is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Grays Inn Square, WC1R Grays Inn Square is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Great New Street, EC4A Great New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Greenhills Rents, EC1M Greenhills Rents is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Greville Street, EC1N Greville Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Gunpowder Square, EC4A Gunpowder Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Hardwicke Building, WC2A Hardwicke Building is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
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Hatton Place, EC1N Hatton Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Hatton Square, EC1N Hatton Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Hatton Wall, EC1N Hatton Wall is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Hayne Street, EC1A Hayne Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Herbal Hill, EC1R This is a street in the EC1R postcode area
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Holborn Viaduct, EC1A Holborn Viaduct is a road bridge in London and the name of the street which crosses it.
Holborn, EC1N Holborn commemorates the River Fleet, also known as the Holbourne stream.
Hosier Lane, EC1A Hosier Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Kings Mews, WC1N Kings Mews is one of the streets of London in the WC1N postal area.
Kirby Street, EC1N Kirby Street was named for Christopher Hatton’s Kirby House in Northamptonshire.
Laystall Street, EC1R Laystall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Leather Lane, EC1N Leather Lane is a street one block west of Hatton Garden, in the Holborn area of London.
Limeburner Lane, EC4M Limeburner Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Lindsey Street, EC1A Lindsey Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Little New Street, EC4A Little New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
London Central Markets, EC1A London Central Markets is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
London Silver Vaults, WC2A London Silver Vaults is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Long Lane, EC1A Long Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Long Lane, EC1M Long Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
New Fetter Lane, EC1N New Fetter Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
New Fetter Lane, EC4A New Fetter Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
New House, EC1N Residential block
New Square Passage, WC2A This is a street in the WC2A postcode area
New Square, WC2A New Square is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
New Street Square, EC4A New Street Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Newgate Street, EC1A Newgate Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
North Mews, WC1N North Mews is one of the streets of London in the WC1N postal area.
Norwich Street, EC4A Norwich Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Old Bailey, EC1A Old Bailey is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Old Bailey, EC4M Old Bailey is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Old Buildings, WC2A Old Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Old Seacoal Lane, EC4M Old Seacoal Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Old Square, WC2A Old Square is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Passing Alley, EC1M Passing Alley is a road in the EC1M postcode area
Pemberton Row, EC4A Sir James Pemberton was Lord Mayor of London in 1611, and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Penny Bank Chambers, EC1M Penny Bank Chambers is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Peter’s Lane, EC1M Peter’s Lane is named after the church which once stood close to the Cross Keys tavern.
Plough Place, EC4A Plough Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Ploughs Place, EC4A Ploughs Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Plumtree Court, EC4A Plumtree Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
PO Box 4 East Poultrey Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
PO Box 4 Greville St Hatton Garden is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
PO Box 4 New St Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
PO Box 4 Tooks Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
PO Box 4 Baldwins Gardens is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
PO Box 4 Cowcross Street is a road in the EC1 postcode area
Portpool Lane, EC1N Portpool Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
Quality Court, WC2A Quality Court is a courtyard, built around 1700.
Red Lion Court, EC4A Red Lion Court forms part of labyrinth of little passages behind the shops on the north side of Fleet Street.
Regent Square, WC1N Regent Square is a road in the WC1N postcode area
Rolls Buildings, WC2A Rolls Buildings is a road in the WC2A postcode area
Rolls Passage, EC4A Rolls Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Saffron Hill, EC1N Saffron Hill’s name derives the time that it was part of an estate on which saffron grew.
Saint Andrew Street, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area
Saint Bride Street, EC4A Saint Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Saint Cross Street, EC1N This is a street in the EC1N postcode area
Saint John Street, EC1M This is a street in the EC1M postcode area
Saint John’s Lane, EC1M This is a street in the EC1M postcode area
Serle Street, WC2A Serle Street is a road in the WC2A postcode area
Shoe Lane, EC4A Shoe Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Silver Vaults, WC2A Silver Vaults is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Smithfield Street, EC1A Smithfield Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Smokehouse Yard, EC1M Smokehouse Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
Snow Hill, EC1A Snow Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Snowhill, EC1A Snowhill is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
South Square, WC1R South Square is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
South Square, WC1X South Square is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Southampton Buildings, WC2A Southampton Buildings marks the site of the house of the 4th Earl of Southampton, son of Shakespeare’s patron.
St Andrew Street, EC4A St Andrew Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
St Bride Street, EC4A St Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
St Cross Street, EC1M St Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St Cross Street, EC1N St Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
St John’s Square, EC1M St John’s Square, south of Clerkenwell Road, is in the EC1M postal area.
St Johns Lane, EC1M St Johns Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St Johns Path, EC1M St Johns Path is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St Johns Place, EC1M St Johns Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1M postal area.
St John’s Gate, EC1M St John’s Gate is a road in the EC1M postcode area
Staple Inn Buildings North, WC1V Staple Inn Buildings North is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V Staple Inn Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area.
Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V Staple Inn Buildings is part of historic Staple Inn.
Star Yard, WC2A Star Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Stone Buildings, WC2A Stone Buildings is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Stonecutter Street, EC4A Stonecutter Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
The Charterhouse, EC1M Residential block
Took’s Court, EC4A Took’s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Turnmill Street, EC1 Turnmill Street appears in the works of Shakespeare.
Verulam Street, WC1X Verulam Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Vestry House, EC1A Residential block
Vine Hill, EC1R Vine Hill now displays no evidence on the vines that once flourished in the grounds on which it stands.
Warwick Court, WC1R Warwick Court is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area.
Warwick Lane, EC4M Warwick Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Warwick Lane, EC4P This is a street in the EC4P postcode area
Warwick Square, EC4M Warwick Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Waterhouse Square, EC1N Waterhouse Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1N postal area.
West Market Building, EC1A West Market Building is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
West Smithfield, EC1A West Smithfield is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Wine Office Court, EC4A Wine Office Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.


Farringdon

Farringdon station - the terminus for the very first underground railway in 1863 - is a London Underground and National Rail station in Clerkenwell, just north of the City of London in the London Borough of Islington. It will change significantly when it becomes an important interchange station between the two largest transport infrastructure programmes currently under way in London, the Thameslink Programme and Crossrail, both of which are scheduled for completion in 2018.

Farringdon is partly within the City of London and partly in the London Borough of Islington. The name originates from the names of wards of the old City (Farringdon Within, Farringdon Without).

Today, as a place Farringdon is somewhat ill-defined, its original site and layout having perhaps been lost under later development: little more than the station and a few street names help to locate it now.


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Amen Court, EC4M
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Kirby Street sign
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Saffron Hill street sign
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