Risinghill Street, N1

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Risinghill Street, N1

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Road · Islington · N1 ·
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2000
Risinghill Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.







NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Philharmonic Hall The Philharmonic Hall was a major music hall throughout the 1860s and early 1870s.
White Conduit Fields White Conduit Fields in Islington was an early venue for cricket and several major matches are known to have been played there in the 18th century.

NEARBY STREETS
Adrian House, N1 Residential block
Affleck Street, N1 Affleck Street was built by a Mr A. Attneave in 1884.
All Saints Street, N1 All Saints Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Angel Arcade, N1 Angel Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Angel House 20-32, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Angel Mews, EC1V This is a street in the EC1V postcode area
Angel Mews, N1 Angel Mews is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Angel Square, EC1V Angel Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Arlington Way, EC1R Arlington Way was called Arlington Street before 1936.
Aztec Row, N1 Aztec Row is part of Berners Street, Islington.
Barford Street, N1 Barford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnsbury Estate, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Barnsbury Road, N1 Barnsbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Baron Street, N1 Baron Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Batchelor Street, N1 Batchelor Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Berners House, N1 Residential block
Berners Road, N1 Berners Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Boadicea Street, N1 Boadicea Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bradley’s Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bradleys Close, N1 Bradleys Close is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bridge Wharf, N1 Bridge Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Britannia Street, WC1X Britannia Street, King’s Cross, dates from the 1770s.
Bromfield Street, N1 Bromfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brooke Street, WC1X Brooke Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Bryan Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Business Design Centre, N1 Business Design Centre is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Caledonian Road, N1 Caledonian Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Calshot Street, N1 Calshot Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Camden Passage Camden Passage, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Camden Passage, N1 Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Carnegie Street, N1 Carnegie Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chadwell Street, EC1R Chadwell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Chadwell Street, EC1V Chadwell Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Chalbury Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Chapel Market, N1 Chapel Market is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chapel Place, N1 Chapel Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Charlotte Terrace, N1 Charlotte Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Charlton Place, N1 Charlton Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Claremont Close, EC1R Claremont Close is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Claremont Close, N1 Claremont Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Claremont Square, N1 Claremont Square is a square and reservoir on Pentonville Road.
Claremont Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Claremount Square, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Cloudesley Place, N1 Cloudesley Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Road, N1 Cloudesley Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cloudesley Street, N1 Cloudesley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Collier Street, N1 Collier Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Copenhagen Street, N1 Copenhagen Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cruikshank Street, WC1X Cruikshank Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Cumming Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Cynthia Street, N1 Cynthia Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Denmark Grove, N1 Denmark Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Derby Lodge, WC1X Derby Lodge is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Dewey Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Dignum Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Donegal Street, N1 Donegal Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Doves Yard, N1 Doves Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Duncan Street, N1 Duncan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Eckford Street, N1 Eckford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Edward Square, N1 Edward Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Elystan Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Everilda Street, N1 Everilda Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Ewen House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Field Street, WC1X Field Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Fife Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Fisher House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Friend Street, EC1V Friend Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Georgian Village Camden Passage, N1 Georgian Village Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Godson Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Great Percy Street, WC1X Great Percy Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Half Moon Crescent, N1 Half Moon Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hermes Street, N1 Hermes Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hill House Apartments, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Holford Mews, WC1X Holford Mews is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Holford Street, WC1X Holford Street is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Holford Yard, N1 Holford Yard is a road in the N1 postcode area
Holford Yard, WC1X Holford Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Inglebert Street, EC1R Inglebert Street is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Islington High Street, N1 Islington High Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Jays Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Jocelin House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Julius Nyerere Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Killick Street, N1 Killick Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Lavina Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Leeke Street, WC1X Leeke Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Leirum Street, N1 Leirum Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Lloyd Street, WC1X Lloyd Street is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Lorenzo Street, N1 Lorenzo Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Lorenzo Street, WC1X Lorenzo Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Maygood Street, N1 Maygood Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Muriel Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Myddelton Square, EC1R Myddelton Square is named after Sir Hugh Myddelton (1560–1631), the founder of the New River Company, who developed the square.
Northdown Street, N1 Northdown Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Old Royal Free Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Old Royal Free Square, N1 Old Royal Free Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Owen Street, EC1V Owen Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Owen’s Row, EC1V Owen’s Row is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Paget Street, EC1V Paget Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Parkfield Street, N1 Parkfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Penton Grove, N1 Penton Grove is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Penton Rise, WC1X Penton Rise is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Penton Street, N1 Penton Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pentonville Road London, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pentonville Road, N1 Pentonville Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pentonville Road, WC1X Pentonville Road is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Pentoville Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pierrepoint Arcade, N1 Pierrepoint Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pierrepoint Row, N1 Pierrepoint Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pride Court, N1 Pride Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Priory Green Estate, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Priory Green, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Providence Place, N1 Providence Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pultney Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Regent’s Canal towpath, N1 Regent’s Canal towpath is a road in the N1 postcode area
Regents Wharf, N1 Regents Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ritchie Street, N1 Ritchie Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ritson House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Roding House, N1 Residential block
Rodney Street, N1 Rodney Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Southern Street, N1 Southern Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Southwood Smith Street, N1 Southwood Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Spitfire Studios, N1 Spitfire Studios is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
St Albans Place, N1 St Albans Place was home to a famous Islington strong man.
The Kings Cross Baptist Church, WC1X The Kings Cross Baptist Church is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
The Mall Camden Passage, N1 The Mall Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
The Mall, N1 The Mall is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Thornhill Bridge Wharf, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tolpuddle Street, N1 Tolpuddle Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Torrens Street, EC1V Torrens Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Torrens Street, N1 Torrens Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Treaty Street, N1 Treaty Street was called London Street until 1938.
Vernon Rise, WC1X Vernon Rise is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Vernon Square, WC1X Vernon Square is a road in the WC1X postcode area
Water Tower Place, N1 Water Tower Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Weston Rise, N1 Weston Rise is a road in the N1 postcode area
Weston Rise, WC1X Weston Rise is a road in the WC1X postcode area
White Conduit Street, N1 White Conduit Street was laid out and built up with houses and tenements from the mid-1790s.
White Lion Street, N1 White Lion Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wicklow Street, WC1X Wicklow Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1X postal area.
Wynford Road, N1 Wynford Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.


Islington

Islington grew as a sprawling Middlesex village along the line of the Great North Road, and has provided the name of the modern borough.

Some roads on the edge of the area, including Essex Road, were known as streets by the medieval period, possibly indicating a Roman origin, but little physical evidence remains. What is known is that the Great North Road from Aldersgate came into use in the 14th century, connecting with a new turnpike up Highgate Hill. This was along the line of modern Upper Street, with a toll gate at The Angel defining the extent of the village. The Back Road - modern Liverpool Road - was primarily a drovers’ road where cattle would be rested before the final leg of their journey to Smithfield. Pens and sheds were erected along this road to accommodate the animals.

The first recorded church, St Mary’s, was erected in the twelfth century and was replaced in the fifteenth century. Islington lay on the estates of the Bishop of London and the Dean and Chapter of St Pauls. There were substantial medieval moated manor houses in the area, principally at Canonbury and Highbury. In 1548, there were 440 communicants listed and the rural atmosphere, with access to the City and Westminster, made it a popular residence for the rich and eminent. The local inns, however, harboured many fugitives and recusants.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the availability of water made Islington a good place for growing vegetables to feed London. The manor became a popular excursion destination for Londoners, attracted to the area by its rural feel. Many public houses were therefore built to serve the needs of both the excursionists and travellers on the turnpike. By 1716, there were 56 ale-house keepers in Upper Street, also offering pleasure and tea gardens, and activities such as archery, skittle alleys and bowling. By the 18th century, music and dancing were offered, together with billiards, firework displays and balloon ascents. The King’s Head Tavern, now a Victorian building with a theatre, has remained on the same site, opposite the parish church, since 1543. The founder of the theatre, Dan Crawford, who died in 2005, disagreed with the introduction of decimal coinage. For twenty-plus years after decimalisation (on 15 February 1971), the bar continued to show prices and charge for drinks in ’old money’.

By the 19th century many music halls and theatres were established around Islington Green. One such was Collins’ Music Hall, the remains of which are now partly incorporated into a bookshop. The remainder of the Hall has been redeveloped into a new theatre, with its entrance at the bottom of Essex Road. It stood on the site of the Landsdowne Tavern, where the landlord had built an entertainment room for customers who wanted to sing (and later for professional entertainers). It was founded in 1862 by Samuel Thomas Collins Vagg and by 1897 had become a 1800-seat theatre with 10 bars. The theatre suffered damage in a fire in 1958 and has not reopened.

The Islington Literary and Scientific Society was established in 1833 and first met in Mr Edgeworth’s Academy on Upper Street. Its goal was to spread knowledge through lectures, discussions, and experiments - politics and theology being forbidden. A building, the Literary and Scientific Institution, was erected in 1837 in Wellington (later Almeida) Street, designed by Roumieu and Gough in a stuccoed Grecian style. It included a library (containing 3,300 volumes in 1839), reading room, museum, laboratory, and lecture theatre seating 500.

The Royal Agricultural Hall was built in 1862 on the Liverpool Road site of William Dixon’s Cattle Layers. It was built for the annual Smithfield Show in December of that year but was popular for other purposes, including recitals and the Royal Tournament. It was the primary exhibition site for London until the 20th century and the largest building of its kind, holding up to 50,000 people. It was requisitioned for use by the Mount Pleasant sorting office during World War II and never re-opened. The main hall has now been incorporated into the Business Design Centre.

The aerial bombing of World War II caused much damage to Islington’s housing stock, with 3,200 dwellings destroyed. Before the war a number of 1930s council housing blocks had been added to the stock. After the war, partly as a result of bomb site redevelopment, the council housing boom got into its stride, reaching its peak in the 1960s: several extensive estates were constructed, by both the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and the London County Council. Clearance of the worst terraced housing was undertaken, but Islington continued to be very densely populated, with a high level of overcrowding. The district has many council blocks, and the local authority has begun to replace some of them.

From the 1960s, the remaining Georgian terraces were rediscovered by middle-class families. Many of the houses were rehabilitated, and the area became newly fashionable. This displacement of the poor by the aspirational has become known as gentrification. Among the new residents were a number of figures who became central in the New Labour movement, including Tony Blair before his victory in the 1997 general election. According to The Guardian in 2006, "Islington is widely regarded as the spiritual home of Britain’s left-wing intelligentsia." The Granita Pact between Gordon Brown and Tony Blair is said to have been made at a now defunct restaurant on Upper Street.

The completion of the Victoria line and redevelopment of Angel tube station created the conditions for developers to renovate many of the early Victorian and Georgian townhouses. They also built new developments. Islington remains a district with diverse inhabitants, with its private houses and apartments not far from social housing in immediately neighbouring wards such as Finsbury and Clerkenwell to the south, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross to the west, and Highbury to the north west, and also the Hackney districts of De Beauvoir and Old Street to the north east.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Risinghill Street, N1
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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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