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Roundabout/intersection/junction in/near Farringdon, existing between 1867 and now

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Holborn Circus is a junction of five highways in the City of London, on the boundary between Holborn, Hatton Garden and Smithfield.

It was designed by the engineer William Haywood and opened in 1867. The term circus describes the way the frontages of the buildings surrounding the junction curve.

On one side lies the church of St Andrew, Holborn, an ancient guild church that survived the Great Fire of London. However, the parochial authority decided, nevertheless, to commission Christopher Wren to rebuild it. Although the nave was destroyed in the Blitz, the reconstruction was faithful to Wren’s original. Many other buildings surrounding Holborn Circus were severely damaged during the Blitz. After the end of the Second World War, many were demolished.

Holborn Circus was described in Charles Dickens’ Dictionary of London (1879) as "perhaps... the finest piece of street architecture in the City".

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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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Alsatia:   Alsatia was the name given to an area lying north of the River Thames covered by the Whitefriars monastery.
Central School of Ballet:   Central School of Ballet is a classical ballet school based in London, with students from countries all over the world.
Chancery Lane:   Chancery Lane originated as a 'new lane' created by the Knights Templar from their original 'old Temple' on the site of the present Southampton Buildings on Holborn, in order access to their newly acquired property to the south of Fleet Street (the present Temple) sometime before 1161.
Ely Place, EC1N:   Ely Place is a gated road at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
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.
Middlesex Sessions House:   The Former Middlesex Session(s) House or the Old Sessions House is a large building on Clerkenwell Green.
Museum of the Order of St John:   The Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell, London, tells the story of the Venerable Order of Saint John.
Smithfield, London:   Smithfield is a locality in the ward of Farringdon Without situated at the City of London’s northwest in central London, England.
St Andrew, Holborn:   The Church of St Andrew, Holborn stands within the Ward of Farringdon Without.
St Etheldreda’s Church:   St Etheldreda’s Church is in Ely Place, off Charterhouse Street in Holborn, London.
St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell:   St John’s Gate is one of the few tangible remains from Clerkenwell’s monastic past; it was built in 1504 by Prior Thomas Docwra as the south entrance to the inner precinct of Clerkenwell Priory, the priory of the Knights of Saint John - the Knights Hospitallers.
St John's Gate:   St John's Gate is one of the few tangible remains from Clerkenwell's monastic past.
St Peter’s Italian Church:   St. Peter’s Italian Church is a Basilica-style church located in Holborn.
Temple Bar:   Temple Bar is the point in London where Fleet Street, City of London, becomes the Strand, Westminster, and where the City of London traditionally erected a barrier to regulate trade into the city.
Thavie’s Inn:   Thavie’s Inn was a former Inn of Chancery, associated with Lincoln’s Inn, established at Holborn, near the site of the present side street and office block still known as Thavies Inn Buildings.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Fleet Street looking east (c.1920):   Fleet Street, tradition home of British national newspapers, is named after the River Fleet, London's largest underground river.
Ludgate Circus (1873):   This image shows a weary-looking magazine seller stationed at Ludgate Circus.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albion Courtyard, EC1M · Albion Place, EC1M · Apothecary Street, EC4V · Ashentree Court, EC4Y · Back Hill, EC1R · Backhill, EC1R · Baldwin Gardens, EC1N · Baldwins Gardens, EC1N · Baldwins Gardens, WC1X · Bear Alley, EC4A · Bell Yard, WC2A · Benjamin Street, EC1M · Berry Street, EC1M · Bishop?s Court, EC4M · Bleeding Heart Yard, EC1N · Bolt Court, EC4A · Bouverie Street, EC4Y · Breams Buildings, EC4A · Bride Court, EC4Y · Bride Lane, EC4Y · Bridewell Place, EC4V · Briset Street, EC1M · Britton Street, EC1M · Broad Yard, EC1M · Brooke Street, EC1N · Central Markets, EC1A · Central Markets, EC1M · Chancery Lane, EC4A · Chancery Lane, WC2A · Charterhouse Mews, EC1M · Charterhouse Square, EC1M · Charterhouse Street, EC1A · Charterhouse Street, EC1M · Charterhouse Street, EC1N · Chichester Rents, WC2A · Clerkenwell Green, EC1R · Clerkenwell Road, EC1M · Clerkenwell Road, EC1N · Clerkenwell Road, EC1R · Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4A · Cliffords Inn, EC4A · Cornwell House, EC1R · Cowcross Street, EC1 · Cowcross Street, EC1M · Crane Court, EC4A · Cursitor Street, EC4A · Cursitor Street, W1 · Dorset Rise, EC4Y · Dyers Buildings, EC1N · Eagle Court, EC1M · East Central Markets, EC1A · East Poultrey Avenue, EC1A · East Poultry Avenue, EC1A · Ely Court, EC1N · Ely Place, EC1N · Eyre St Hill, EC1R · Eyre Street Hill, EC1R · Falcon Court, EC4Y · Farringdon Road, EC1A · Farringdon Road, EC1M · Farringdon Street, EC1A · Farringdon Street, EC4A · Farringdon Street, EC4M · Faulkners Alley, EC1M · Fetter Lane, EC4A · Fleet Place, EC4M · Fleet Street, EC4A · Fleet Street, EC4Y · Florin Court, EC1M · Furnival Street, EC4A · Gough Square, EC4A · Gravel Street, EC1N · Great New Street, EC4A · Great Sutton Street, EC1V · Greenhills Rents, EC1M · Greville St Hatton Garden, EC1N · Greville Street, EC1N · Gunpowder Square, EC4A · Hardwicke Building, WC2A · Hare Court, EC4Y · Hare Place, EC4Y · Hat and Mitre Court, EC1M · Hatton Garden, EC1N · Hatton Place, EC1N · Hatton Square, EC1N · Hatton Wall, EC1N · Hatton, EC1N · Heton Gardens, NW4 · Hind Court, EC4A · Holborn Viaduct, EC1A · Holborn, EC1N · Hood Court, EC4Y · Inner Temple Lane, EC4Y · Kings Bench Walk, EC4Y · Kirby Street, EC1N · Laystall Street, EC1R · Lea Valley Viaduct, E4 · Lea Valley Viaduct, N18 · Leather Lane, EC1N · Limeburner Lane, EC4M · Little New Street, EC4A · London Central Markets, EC1A · Long Lane, EC1M · Ludgate Broadway, EC4V · Ludgate Circus, EC4M · Ludgate Hill, EC4M · Masters House Temple Church, EC4Y · Mitre Court Buildings, EC4Y · New Fetter Lane, EC1N · New Fetter Lane, EC4A · New House, EC1N · New St Square, EC4A · New Street Square, EC4A · Norwich Street, EC4A · Old Mitre Court, EC4Y · Old Seacoal Lane, EC4M · Passing Alley, EC1M · Pemberton Row, EC4A · Penny Bank Chambers, EC1M · Peters Lane, EC1M · Pilgrim Street, EC4V · Pleydell Street, EC4Y · Plough Place, EC4A · Ploughs Place, EC4A · Plumtree Court, EC4A · Poppins Court, EC4A · Portpool Lane, EC1N · Priory Court, EC4V · Pump Court, EC4Y · Quality Court, WC2A · Red Lion Court, EC4A · Rolls Buildings, WC2A · Rolls Passage, EC4A · Saffron Hill, EC1N · Saint Bride Street, EC4A · Salisbury Court, EC4Y · Salisbury Square, EC4Y · Serjeants Inn, EC4Y · Shoe Lane, EC4A · Smithfield Street, EC1A · Smokehouse Yard, EC1M · Snow Hill, EC1A · Snowhill, EC1A · South Square, WC1R · South Square, WC1X · Southampton Buildings, WC1V · St Andrew Street, EC4A · St Bride Street, EC4A · St Brides Avenue, EC4Y · St Cross Street, EC1M · St Cross Street, EC1N · St Johns Lane, EC1M · St Johns Path, EC1M · St Johns Place, EC1M · St John’s Gate, EC1M · Staple Inn Buildings North, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings South, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1X · Staple Inn, WC1V · Star Yard, WC2A · Stonecutter Street, EC4A · Strand, EC4A · Summers Street, EC1R · Sutton Lane, EC1M · Sutton Road, EC1M · Temple Chambers, EC4Y · Took?s Court, EC4A · Tooks Court, EC4A · Turnmill Street, EC1M · Verulam Street, WC1X · Vine Hill, EC1R · Waterhouse Square, EC1N · Whitefriars Street, EC4Y · Wine Office Court, EC4A ·


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