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St Mark Street was built on the old Goodman’s Fields.

A House of Minoresses (from where the street name Minories derives) was established in Aldgate in 1293, by Edward I’s brother Edmund, Duke of Lancaster and his French wife Blanche of Navarre. The King granted them freedom from taxation and tithes. After Edmund died in 1296, many significant medieval figures, particularly women, were buried within the convent walls, including in 1360 Elizabeth de Burgh, Countess of Clare and founder of Clare College Cambridge in 1360, and Anne Mowbray, Duchess of York and wife of the younger prince murdered in the Tower in 1481. The House continued to attract the widows and daughters of the wealthy, and gradually increased its holdings of land, rents and tenements.

After the Dissolution, the nunnery was surrendered to Henry VIII by the last abbess, Dame Elizabeth Salvage, in 1539, who was subsequently granted a pension of £40, and the nunnery became the residence of John Clark, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Henry VIII’s ambassador to the Duke of Cleve.

The convent ran a farm in the area, the first recorded tenant being one Trolop or Trollope, who sold it to Roland Goodman, giving the area its name - Goodman’s Fields.

From the 16th century, the open ground was divided into garden plots. It was bought by Sir John Leman, Lord Mayor of London, whose great-nephew William Leman laid out four streets, named after relatives - Mansell Street, Prescot Street, Ayliffe Street (now Alie Street) and Leman Street. John Strype in 1717 described them as fair streets of good brick houses, but by the end of the century most were replaced by Richard Leman and his builder Edward Hawkins: the area remained fashionable, until sugar blowing, and then warehouses, encroached.

By the 18th century the area had acquired a reputation for wild behaviour. John Walsh’s collection of dance tunes, published in the 1730s, includes a ’Goodman’s Fields Hornpipe’

In 1737 there was a shoot-out in Goodman’s Fields involving the highwaymen Dick Turpin and ’Captain’ Tom King.

The first Goodman’s Fields Theatre - and the first theatre outside the West End, and beyond the jurisdiction of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London - was opened by Thomas Odell under Letters Patent, in a converted shop in Alie Street in 1727.

By the mid-19th century houses had been built around the edge of the tenter ground (an area used for drying manufactured cloth) of Goodman’s Fields, as North Tenter Street, South Tenter Street, East Tenter Street and West Tenter Street and it was bisected by what became Scarborough Street and St Mark Street. It became a poor and populous district, and the decision was made to create a new parish - St Mark’s.

The 1851 census lists the population of the parish as 15,790, in 1,757 ’households’ - an average of 9.09% per household, the highest in East London, and with the highest percentage of Irish and foreign-born residents (primarily from Germany, Holland, Poland and Prussia). Those who were not in ’seasonal employment’ worked in tailoring and dressmaking - especially women and Jewish men who were increasingly settling in the area. They worked from home, on a piecework basis, so needed to live near their suppliers. In 1858 the parish was described, at a committee of the House of Lords, as ‘utterly unmanageable’.

For a few years In the 1850s the Working Tailors’ Association had a small co-operative factory in Tenter Street, one of a dozen such experiments copying the French self-governing workshops (les associations ouveriers) launched by Christian Socialists under the leadership of J.M. Ludlow and largely financed by Edward Vansittart Neale.

By the end of the 19th century, there were various hostels and clubs in the parish.

Source: St George-in-the-East history



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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldgate:   Aldgate was a gateway through London Wall from the City of London to Whitechapel and the East End.
Aldgate East:   In a land east of Aldgate, lies the land of Aldgate East...
Altab Ali Park:   
Boar’s Head Theatre:   The Boar’s Head Theatre was an inn-yard theatre in the Whitechapel area.
Goodman’s Fields Theatre:   Two 18th century theatres bearing the name Goodman’s Fields Theatre were located on Alie Street, Whitechapel.
Holy Trinity, Minories:   Holy Trinity, Minories was a Church of England parish church outside the eastern boundaries of the City of London, but within the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Portsoken:   Portsoken is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an alderman to the Court of Aldermen and commoners (the City equivalent of a councillor) elected to the Court of Common Council of the City of London Corporation.
Spitalfields:   Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.
Tower Gateway:   Tower Gateway is a Docklands Light Railway station near to the Tower of London.
Toynbee Hall:   Toynbee Hall is a building which is the home of a charity of the same name.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
London in 1457:   Goulston Street is a thoroughfare running north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Wentworth Street (1901):   Turn-of-the-century fashion in east London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adler Street, E1 · Aldgate Bus Garage, EC3N · Aldgate High Street, EC3N · Alie Street, E1 · America Square, EC3N · Angel Alley, E1 · Arcadia Court, E1 · Arts Quarter, E1 · Assam Street, E1 · Back Church Lane, E1 · Back Mews, SE4 · Bell Lane, E1 · Black Lion Yard, E1 · Blue Anchor Yard, E1 · Bowmans Mews, E1 · Braham Street, E1 · Brune House, E1 · Buckle Street, E1 · Camperdown Street, E1 · Cartwright Street, E1 · Central House, E1 · Chamber Street, E1 · Cobb Street, E1 · College East, E1 · Coney Way, SW8 · Crescent, EC3N · Cresent, EC3N · Crofts Street, E1 · Dock Street, E1 · East Flank, SE18 · East Smithfield, E1W · East Smithfield, EC3N · East Tenter Street, E1 · Ensign Street, E1 · Ensign Street, SE3 · Fairclough Street, E1 · Flank Street, E1 · Forbes Street, E1 · Goodman?s Yard, E1 · Goodmans Yard, E1 · Goulston Street, E1 · Gower’s Walk, E1 · Gowers Walk, E1 · Gunthorpe Street, E1 · Haydon Street, E1 · Haydon Street, EC3N · Hooper Street, E1 · Ibex House, EC3N · King David Lane, E1 · Kings Arms Court, E1 · Leman Street, E1 · Leyden Street, E1 · Little Somerset Street, E1 · Manningtree Street, E1 · Mansell Street, E1 · Mansell Street, EC3N · Middlesex Street, EC3A · Mill Yard, E1 · Minories, EC3N · Minories, EC3N · Mulberry Street, E1 · New Goulston Street, E1 · North Tenter Street, E1 · Old Castle Street, E1 · Osborn Street, E1 · Osborne Street, E1 · Osbourne Street, E1 · Plumbers Row, E1 · Pomell Way, E1 · Portsoken Street, E1 · Prescot Street, E1 · Royal Mint Court, EC3N · Royal Mint Place, E1 · Royal Mint Street, E1 · Scarborough Street, E1 · Shorter Street, E1 · Shorter Street, EC3N · South Tenter Street, E1 · St Botolph Street, EC3A · St Clare House, EC3N · St Clare Street, EC3N · St Mark Street, E1 · Star Place, E1W · The Highway, E1 · Thomas More Square, E1W · Thrawl Street, E1 · Tower Bridge Approach, E1W · Tower Bridge Approach, EC3N · Tower Bridge, E1W · Tower Walk, E1W · Toynbee Street, E1 · Wentworth Street, E1 · West Tenter Street, E1 · White Church Lane, E1 · Whitechapel High Street, E1 ·

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Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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