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Zoar Street is named after the former Zoar Chapel here, named for the Biblical Zoara.
The Underground Map is a project which is creating street histories for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25.
Zoar was the Dead Sea city where Lot sheltered - it means (in the biblical sense) ’refuge’ or ’sanctuary’.
The Zoar Chapel was built by the Baptists of Southwark in 1687. It is possible that John Bunyan preached there shortly before his death.
In a series of maps from the 1750s until the 1950s, you can see how London grew from a city which only reached as far as Park Lane into the post war megapolis we know today. There are now over 85 000 articles on all variety of locations including roads, houses, schools, pubs and palaces.
You can begin exploring by choosing a place from the dropdown list at the top left and then clicking Reset Location.
As maps are displayed, click on the markers to view location articles.
You can also view historical maps of London - click on the "pile of paper" control on the top right of a page's map to change to a particular decade.
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