Abchurch Lane, EC4N

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2015
Abchurch Lane was first mentioned as Abbechurche Lane in 1291.

The name is perhaps a corruption of Upchurch as the church is on slightly rising ground.

In the early 17th century the lane was renowned for the cakes referred to in John Websters Northward Hoe (1607) and sold by Mother Wells who had her shop here.

In the later part of the century and in the early 18th century it was even better known for the French eating house Pontacks whose exact site is uncertain. This was patronized by Evelyn. Wren and Swift.

The new King William Street which was built in the 1830s cut the lane in two.

In 1855 excavations for a sewer revealed an 11-metre length of Roman ragstone wall, probably running northwards up the middle of the lane from its junction with Nicholas Passage.


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The Underground Map   
Added: 20 Sep 2020 13:01 GMT   

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On 1 January 1659, Samuel Pepys started his famous daily diary and maintained it for ten years. The diary has become perhaps the most extensive source of information on this critical period of English history. Pepys never considered that his diary would be read by others. The original diary consisted of six volumes written in Shelton shorthand, which he had learned as an undergraduate on scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This shorthand was introduced in 1626, and was the same system Isaac Newton used when writing.

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Christine D Elliott   
Added: 11 Jun 2023 14:50 GMT   

Spitalfields
Charles Blutte came to Spitalfields from Walincourt, Picardie, France for reason of religious persecution. His brother Pierre Phillippe Blutte followed the following year. Between the two brothers they had eventually 20 children, they worked as silk weavers around the Brick Lane area. Member’s of Pierre’s family resided at 40 Thomas Street for over 100 years. Another residence associated with the Blutte family is Vine Court, Lamb Street, Spitalfields, number 16,17 & 18 Vine Court was owned by John Kindon, the father in law of Charles Blutte’s son Jean (John) who married Ann Kindon. This residence appears several times in the census records.

Source: Quarto_52_Vol_LII_La_Providence

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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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Sandra Field   
Added: 15 Apr 2023 16:15 GMT   

Removal Order
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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

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Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

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He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Steven Shepherd   
Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

Our House
I and my three brothers were born at 178 Pitfield Street. All of my Mothers Family (ADAMS) Lived in the area. There was an area behind the house where the Hoxton Stall holders would keep the barrows. The house was classed as a slum but was a large house with a basement. The basement had 2 rooms that must have been unchanged for many years it contained a ’copper’ used to boil and clean clothes and bedlinen and a large ’range’ a cast iron coal/log fired oven. Coal was delivered through a ’coal hole’ in the street which dropped through to the basement. The front of the house used to be a shop but unused while we lived there. I have many more happy memories of the house too many to put here.

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Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

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Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   

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There were stables in the road mid way - also Danny reading had a coal delivery lorry.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 15:05 GMT   

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Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.

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Vik   
Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT   

Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!

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Phillip Martin   
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT   

16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.

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Christine Bithrey   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT   

The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880

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Added: 15 Oct 2023 03:04 GMT   

35 broadhurst gardens.
35 Broadhurst gardens was owned by famous opera singer Mr Herman “Simmy”Simberg. He had transformed it into a film and recording complex.
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Mansion House Place, EC3V Mansion House Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Mansion House Place, EC4N Mansion House Place is located on Mansion House Place.
Manson House Place, EC3V Manson House Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Mark Lane, EC3R Mark Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Martin Lane, EC4N Martin Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Miles Lane, EC4R Miles Lane once ran north from Upper Thames Street.
Milk Street, EC2V Milk Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Mincing Lane, EC3R Mincing Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minster Court, EC3R Minster Court can be found on Mincing Lane
Mitre Court, EC2V Mitre Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Monument Street, EC3R Monument Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Munster Court, EC3R Munster Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Newgate Street, EC2V Newgate Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Nicholas House, EC4R Nicholas House is a block on Laurence Pountney Hill.
Nicholas Lane, EC3V Nicholas Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Nicholas Lane, EC4N Nicholas Lane has two non-contiguous sections, separated by King William Street.
No 1 Poultry, EC2R No 1 Poultry is an office and retail building in London.
Northern and Shell Building, EC3R Northern and Shell Building at 10 Lower Thames Street - the headquarters of Express newspapers.
Ocean House, EC4R Ocean House is a block on Cousin Lane.
Old Billingsgate Walk, EC3R Old Billingsgate Walk is part of the Thames Path.
Old Broad Street, EC2N Old Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Old Jewry, EC2R Old Jewry is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Ormond House, EC4N Ormond House is a block on Queen Victoria Street.
Oystergate Walk, EC4R Oystergate Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Pancras Lane, EC4N Pancras Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Peek House, EC3 Peek House can be found on Eastcheap.
Peek House, EC3M Peek House is a block on Eastcheap.
Peninsular House, EC3R Peninsular House is a block on Monument Street.
Philpot Lane, EC3M Philpot Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Plantain Gardens, EC3M A street within the EC3V postcode
Plantain Gardens, EC3M A street within the EC3V postcode
Plantation Lane, EC3M Plantation Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Plantation Place, EC3R Plantation Place takes its name from a previous Plantation House, once the recognised centre of the tea trade.
Plough Court, EC4R Plough Court was named for the Plough tavern which stood here.
Popes Head Alley, EC3V Popes Head Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Poultry, EC2R Poultry is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Pountney Hill House, EC4R Pountney Hill House is a building on Laurence Pountney Hill.
Priest’s Court, EC2V Priest?s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Princes House, EC2V Princes House is a block on Gresham Street.
Princes Street, EC2R Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Providian House, EC3R A block within the EC3R postcode
Pudding Lane, EC3R Pudding Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Queen St Place, EC4R Queen St Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Queen Street Place, EC4R Queen Street Place is a location in London.
Queen Street, EC4N Queen Street is a street in the City of London which runs between Upper Thames Street at its southern end to Cheapside in the north.
Queen Street, EC4R Queen Street is a street in the City of London which runs between Upper Thames Street and Cheapside.
Queen Victoria Street, EC4N Queen Victoria Street runs east by north from its intersection with New Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment.
Queenhithe, EC4V Queenhithe is a small and ancient ward of the City of London, situated by the River Thames and a minor street.
Regis House, EC4 Regis House is a block on King William Street.
Regis House, EC4R Regis House is a block on King William Street.
Religare House, EC4N Religare House is a block on Cannon Street.
Riverbank House, EC4R Riverbank House is sited on Angel Lane.
Riverside House, SE1 Riverside House is sited on Southwark Bridge Road.
Riverside Walk East, EC3R Riverside Walk East runs down to the Thames from Lower Thames Street.
Rood Lane, EC3M Rood Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Rose Alley, SE1 Rose Alley is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Royal Court, EC3V Royal Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Avenue, EC2R Royal Exchange Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Buildings, EC3V Royal Exchange Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Steps, EC2R Royal Exchange Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange, EC3V Royal Exchange is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Russia Row, EC2V Russia Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Saddlers House, EC2V Saddlers House can be found on Gutter Lane.
Senator House, EC4V Senator House is a block on Queen Victoria Street.
Ship Tavern Passage, EC3M Ship Tavern Passage is a City of London alleyway.
Sky Garden, EC3M Sky Garden is a location in London.
Southwark Bridge, SE1 This is a street in the EC4R postcode area
St Clement’s House, EC4N St Clement’s House is a block on Clement’s Lane.
St Dunstans Hill, EC3R St Dunstans Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Georges Lane, EC3R St Georges Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Helen’s Place, EC3A St Helen’s Place runs east from Bishopsgate.
St Magnus House, EC3 St Magnus House is a block on Lower Thames Street.
St Mary Abchurch House, EC4N St Mary Abchurch House is a block on Cannon Street.
St Mary At Hill, EC3R St Mary At Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Mary Axe, EC3A St Mary Axe is an ancient street of the City of London.
St Michaels Alley, EC3V St Michael’s Alley was the centre of the 17th century London coffee house phenomenon.
St Michaels Rectory, EC3V St Michaels Rectory is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
St Swithin’s Lane, EC4N St Swithin’s Lane runs from King William Street to Cannon Street.
St. Mary’s Grove, EC3A Jeffrey’s Square disappeared under the St Mary Axe development.
Stew Lane, EC4V Stew Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Stock Exchange Building, EC2N Stock Exchange Building is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Stock Exchange Tower, EC2N Stock Exchange Tower is a building on Old Broad Street.
Suffolk Lane, EC4R Suffolk Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Swan Lane, EC4R Swan Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Talbot Court, EC3V Talbot Court was next to the Talbot Inn until the Great Fire of London.
Telegraph Street, EC2R Telegraph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
The Courtyard, EC3V The Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
The Leadenhall Building, EC3 The Leadenhall Building is located on Leadenhall Street.
The Leadenhall Building, EC3M The Leadenhall Building is a block on Leadenhall Street.
The Monument Building, EC3R The Monument Building is a block on Monument Street.
The Walbrook Building, EC4N The Walbrook Building is a building on Walbrook.
Threadneedle Street, EC2N Threadneedle Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Threadneedle Street, EC3V Threadneedle Street is the location of the Bank of England and Royal Exchange.
Three Cranes Wharf, EC4R Three Cranes Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Three Nun Court, EC2V Three Nun Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Throgmorton Street, EC3V The name of Throgmorton Street is a corruption of the name of Nicholas Throckmorton, Elizabeth I’s ambassador to France and Scotland.
Tokenhouse Yard, EC2R Tokenhouse Yard marked the site of the manufacturer of tokens that were used as the copper coinage of England before the reign of James I.
Undershaft, EC3P Undershaft is a road in the EC3P postcode area
Upper Cheapside Passage, EC2V A street within the EC2V postcode
Upper Thames Street, EC4R Upper Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Vestry House, EC4R Residential block
Walbrook, EC4N Walbrook is one of the streets of the Bank area.
Warnford Court, EC2N Warnford Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Watling Street, EC4M Watling Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Watling Street, EC4N Watling Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Well Court, EC4N Well Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
White Lion Court, EC2R White Lion Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Whttington House, EC4R Whttington House can be found on College Hill.
Willis Building, EC3M Willis Building is a block on Lime Street.
Windsor House, EC2V Windsor House is a block on King Street.
XL House, EC3V XL House is a block on Gracechurch Street.
York House, EC4N York House is located on Queen Victoria Street.

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Mermaid Tavern The Mermaid Tavern was a notable tavern during the Elizabethan era.
Old Swan The Old Swan Inn was one of the most well-known in the City of London.
River Gardens The Moniker is a bar in the City of London.
The Tokenhouse The Tokenhouse is named for the nearby manufacturer of tokens that were used as the copper coinage of England before the 1680s.


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Bank station
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"Cheapside and Bow Church" engraved by W. Albutt (1837) First published in The History of London: Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster. Steel engraved print after a picture by T.H. Shepherd.
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Georg Giese from Danzig, 34-year-old German merchant at the Steelyard, painted in London by Hans Holbein in 1532
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Walbrook Wharf is an operating freight wharf located in the City of London adjacent to Cannon Street station.
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Southwark Cathedral
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"London Bridge from the Old Swan" by the Irish painter Hubert Pugh (1780) Shooting the tidal rapids at old London Bridge was dangerous; many passengers preferred to get off at the Old Swan, and walk. Immediately across the river in the painting is St Saviour’s Church, now Southwark Cathedral.
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Optician built into the facade of St Ethelburga’s, Bishopsgate, c.1910
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The Church of All Hallows Lombard Street as seen from Ball Alley in the 1820s. All Hallows was a rare City of London church not demolished due to the Great Fire or the Blitz but to falling attendances. Taken from ’The Churches of London’ by George Godwin (1839)
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Adelaide House from above
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Shown on many older maps as Dashwood Walk, in the 17th century Alderman’s Walk was a passageway leading to the large house and gardens of Sir Frances Dashwood. The poet John Keats was christened at nearby St Botolph’s church in 1795
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