Baldwins Gardens, EC1N
Road in/near Farringdon, existing between 1589 and now
Print-friendly version of this page Baldwin GardensFarringdon 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.
runs between Gray’s Inn
Road and Leather Lane
The surrounding streets were laid out in the 17th century on an intersecting grid pattern from north to south, east to west. Baldwin Gardens
was named after Richard Baldwin, gardener to Queen Elizabeth I. Baldwin erected the street in 1589
The Bourne Estate
is a group of Edwardian tenement blocks on the north side of the road.
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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.