Zoar Street, SE1

Road in/near The Underground Map, existing between 1687 and now

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Zoar Street is named after the former Zoar Chapel here, named for the Biblical Zoara.

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.

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A history of South East London's suburbs
Gillian Bebbington's 1972 work on street name derivations
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