Cambridge Heath Road, E2

Road in/near Bethnal Green, existing between 1580 and now

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The route of Cambridge Heath Road, passing through Bethnal Green as a broad stretch of waste, was mentioned in the 1580s as the highway from Mile End to Hackney.

The name of Cambridge Heath Road had changed from Cambridge Road in 1938. The road was widened in 1862, 1905 and 1926.

The route from Essex to Smithfield market passed from Mile End along Cambridge (Heath) Road and then along Hackney Road to Shoreditch, bringing ’vast numbers of cattle and many heavy carriages’ which left the roads beyond the ability of Bethnal Green to keep in repair.

Leases of waste along the road in the 16th century included covenants to ’keep the footway well gravelled’. In 1654 Bethnal Green’s highway surveyors were ordered to fill up a gravel pit which they had made in the green.

Bethnal Green was rated with other Stepney hamlets in 1671 to repair the highways and causeways ’in great decay’. By 1671 it was generally accepted that roads built up on both sides should be paved. Paving with stone and gravel was the responsibility of the houses lining the roads - Thomas Street being singled out in 1734.

In 1696 Bethnal Green highway surveyors petitioned that Spitalfields, being small but populous, should contribute towards Bethnal Green’s highways. In 1772 Bethnal Green parish opposed an attempt by Spitalfields to obtain an Act to pave and clean streets in its own and neighbouring parishes, including Brick Lane. By 1848, of more than 400 roads in Bethnal Green, only 14 per cent were classed as granite roadways and 40 per cent had paved footpaths. By 1905 there were 40 miles of streets in the borough. Some of the narrow, cobbled streets, probably late 18th- and early 19th-century were listed by British History Online as remaining in 1988.

In 1738 an Act included the route of Cambridge Road among those administered by the new Hackney turnpike trustees. A turnpike gate was added at Cambridge Heath, at the junction with Hackney Road. The trust’s term and powers were extended in 1753, 1756, 1782, 1802, when tolls were adjusted to cope with the increasing traffic of carts loaded with bricks, and 1821. In 1788, Cambridge Road was still listed as ’dangerous, with the pathways broken and heaps of filth ... every 10 or 20 yards’.

In 1826 an Act replaced the trusts with the metropolitan turnpike roads commissioners, whose responsibilities from the start included Cambridge Road. Tollgates were generally closed when the commissioners were abolished in 1863 and responsibility for all roads passed to the local authorities and the Metropolitan Board of Works.




Main source: A History of the County of Middlesex | British History Online
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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Marion James   
Added: 12 Mar 2021 17:43 GMT   

26 Edith Street Haggerston
On Monday 11th October 1880 Charlotte Alice Haynes was born at 26 Edith Street Haggerston the home address of her parents her father Francis Haynes a Gilder by trade and her mother Charlotte Alice Haynes and her two older siblings Francis & George who all welcomed the new born baby girl into the world as they lived in part of the small Victorian terraced house which was shared by another family had an outlook view onto the world of the Imperial Gas Works site - a very grey drab reality of the life they were living as an East End working class family - 26 Edith Street no longer stands in 2021 - the small rundown polluted terrace houses of Edith Street are long since gone along with the Gas Companies buildings to be replaced with green open parkland that is popular in 21st century by the trendy residents of today - Charlotte Alice Haynes (1880-1973) is the wife of my Great Grand Uncle Henry Pickett (1878-1930) As I research my family history I slowly begin to understand the life my descendants had to live and the hardships that they went through to survive - London is my home and there are many areas of this great city I find many of my descendants living working and dying in - I am yet to find the golden chalice! But in all truthfulness my family history is so much more than hobby its an understanding of who I am as I gather their stories. Did Charlotte Alice Pickett nee Haynes go on to live a wonderful life - no I do not think so as she became a widow in 1930 worked in a canteen and never remarried living her life in and around Haggerston & Hackney until her death in 1973 with her final resting place at Manor Park Cemetery - I think Charlotte most likely excepted her lot in life like many women from her day, having been born in the Victorian era where the woman had less choice and standing in society, which is a sad state of affairs - So I will endeavour to write about Charlotte and the many other women in my family history to give them the voice of a life they so richly deserve to be recorded !

Edith Street was well situated for the new public transport of two railway stations in 1880 :- Haggerston Railway Station opened in 1867 & Cambridge Heath Railway Station opened in 1872


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Beverly Sand   
Added: 3 Apr 2021 17:19 GMT   

Havering Street, E1
My mother was born at 48 Havering Street. That house no longer exists. It disappeared from the map by 1950. Family name Schneider, mother Ray and father Joe. Joe’s parents lived just up the road at 311 Cable Street

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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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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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Comment
   
Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Comment
   
Added: 13 Jan 2021 13:11 GMT   

Zealand Rd E3 used to be called Auckland Road
Zealand Road E3 used to be called Auckland Road. I seen it on a Philips ABC of London dated about 1925. There is a coalhole cover in nearby Driffield R oad showing a suppliers address in Auckland Road.

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Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Comment
   
Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

Memories
I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?

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danny currie   
Added: 30 Nov 2022 18:39 GMT   

dads yard
ron currie had a car breaking yard in millers yard back in the 60s good old days

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Lynette beardwood   
Added: 29 Nov 2022 20:53 GMT   

Spy’s Club
Topham’s Hotel at 24-28 Ebury Street was called the Ebury Court Hotel. Its first proprietor was a Mrs Topham. In WW2 it was a favourite watering hole for the various intelligence organisations based in the Pimlico area. The first woman infiltrated into France in 1942, FANY Yvonne Rudellat, was recruited by the Special Operations Executive while working there. She died in Bergen Belsen in April 1945.

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Phil Stubbington   
Added: 14 Nov 2022 16:28 GMT   

Numbers 60 to 70 (1901 - 1939)
A builder, Robert Maeers (1842-1919), applied to build six houses on plots 134 to 139 on the Lincoln House Estate on 5 October 1901. He received approval on 8 October 1901. These would become numbers 60 to 70 Rodenhurst Road (60 is plot 139). Robert Maeers was born in Northleigh, Devon. In 1901 he was living in 118 Elms Road with his wife Georgina, nee Bagwell. They had four children, Allan, Edwin, Alice, and Harriet, born between 1863 and 1873.
Alice Maeers was married to John Rawlins. Harriet Maeers was married to William Street.
Three of the six houses first appear on the electoral register in 1904:
Daniel Mescal “Ferncroft”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By the 1905 electoral register all six are occupied:

Daniel Mescal “St Senans”
Henry Robert Honeywood “Grasmere”
John Rawlins “Iveydene”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Walter Ernest Manning “St Hilda”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By 1906 house numbers replace names:

Daniel Mescal 70
Henry Robert Honeywood 68
John Rawlins 66
William Francis Street 64
Walter Ernest Manning 62
Henry Elkin 60

It’s not clear whether number 70 changed from “Ferncroft” to “St Senans” or possibly Daniel Mescal moved houses.

In any event, it can be seen that Robert Maeers’ two daughters are living in numbers 64 and 66, with, according to local information, an interconnecting door. In the 1911 census William Street is shown as a banker’s clerk. John Rawlins is a chartering clerk in shipping. Robert Maeers and his wife are also living at this address, Robert being shown as a retired builder.

By 1939 all the houses are in different ownership except number 60, where the Elkins are still in residence.


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stephen garraway   
Added: 13 Nov 2022 13:56 GMT   

Martin Street, Latimer Road
I was born at St Charlottes and lived at 14, Martin Street, Latimer Road W10 until I was 4 years old when we moved to the east end. It was my Nan Grant’s House and she was the widow of George Frederick Grant. She had two sons, George and Frederick, and one daughter, my mother Margaret Patricia.
The downstairs flat where we lived had two floors, the basement and the ground floor. The upper two floors were rented to a Scot and his family, the Smiths. He had red hair. The lights and cooker were gas and there was one cold tap over a Belfast sink. A tin bath hung on the wall. The toilet was outside in the yard. This was concreted over and faced the the rear of the opposite terraces. All the yards were segregated by high brick walls. The basement had the a "best" room with a large , dark fireplace with two painted metal Alsation ornaments and it was very dark, cold and little used.
The street lights were gas and a man came round twice daily to turn them on and off using a large pole with a hook and a lighted torch on the end. I remember men coming round the streets with carts selling hot chestnuts and muffins and also the hurdy gurdy man with his instrument and a monkey in a red jacket. I also remember the first time I saw a black man and my mother pulling me away from him. He had a Trilby and pale Mackintosh so he must of been one of the first of the Windrush people. I seem to recall he had a thin moustache.
Uncle George had a small delivery lorry but mum lost touch with him and his family. Uncle Fred went to Peabody Buildings near ST.Pauls.
My Nan was moved to a maisonette in White City around 1966, and couldn’t cope with electric lights, cookers and heating and she lost all of her neighbourhood friends. Within six months she had extreme dementia and died in a horrible ward in Tooting Bec hospital a year or so later. An awful way to end her life, being moved out of her lifelong neighbourhood even though it was slums.

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Eve Glover   
Added: 22 Oct 2022 09:28 GMT   

Shenley Road
Shenley Road is the main street in Borehamwood where the Job Centre and Blue Arrow were located

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Bethnal Green Bethnal Green - a happy corner
Bonners Hall Bonners Hall was named for sometime resident Bishop Bonner.
Cambridge Heath Cambridge Heath is a district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, north of Bethnal Green.

NEARBY STREETS
Ainsley Street, E2 Ainsley Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Approach Road, E2 Approach Road crosses Bonner Road.
Barossa Place, E2 Barossa Place was also known by the name Barossa Terrace.
Birkbeck Street, E2 Birkbeck Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Blythe Street, E2 Blythe Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bonner Road, E2 Bonner Road is one of a series of streets named for Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London.
Braintree Street, E1 Braintree Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Brierly Gardens, E2 Brierly Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
Cambridge Crescent, E2 Cambridge Crescent received its name by being originally part of the Cambridge Heath Estate.
Canrobert Street, E2 Canrobert Street began as Charles Street in 1836.
Centre Street, E2 Centre Street arrived in the 1820s.
City View House, E2 City View House is a block on Bethnal Green Road
Clare Street, E2 Clare Street was built in the second decade of the nineteenth century.
Claredale Street, E2 Claredale Street was known until the 1930s as Claremont Street but right at the beginning was Lausanne Street.
Clarkson Street, E2 Clarkson Street was formed after 1857.
Coate Street, E2 Coate Street originated as Seabright Place in 1826.
Corfield Street, E2 Corfield Street runs along the route of the former Camden Gardens.
Cornwall Avenue, E2 Cornwall Avenue is a no-through road running off of Braintree Street.
Crown Works, E2 Crown Works is a small industrial zone off Temple Street.
Cyprus Street, E2 Cyprus Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Derbyshire Street, E2 Derbyshire Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Digby Street, E2 Digby Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Dinmont House, E2 Dinmont House forms a block on the Dinmont Estate.
Dinmont Street, E2 Dinmont Street was built in 1822.
Durham Place, E2 Durham Place fronted Hackney Road until 1862.
Edinburgh Close, E2 Edinburgh Close lies off Russia Lane.
Ellsworth Street, E2 Ellsworth Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Emma Street, E2 Emma Street started as a street bounding the Bethnal Green Gas Works.
Esker Place, E2 Esker Place was formed after post-war reconstruction.
Estate Road, E2 Commercial area
Felix Street, E2 Felix Street was part of the Parmiter’s Estate when built in 1812.
Florida Street, E2 Florida Street leads east from Squirries Street.
Gales Gardens, E2 Gales Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gawber Street, E2 Gawber Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gillman Street, E2 Wolverley Street - which became Gillman Street in 1886 - was built by Joseph Teale in 1836.
Glass Street, E2 Glass Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Globe Road, E2 Globe Road was mentioned as ’the lane from Bethnal Green to Mile End’ in 1581.
Greenheath Business Centre, E2 Greenheath Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gwilym Maries House, E2 Residential block
Hadleigh Street, E1 Hadleigh Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hadleigh Street, E1 Hadleigh Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hadleigh Walk, E1 Hadleigh Walk is a road in the E6 postcode area
Hague Street, E2 Hague Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Harpley Square, E1 Harpley Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hartley Street, E2 Hartley Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Helen’s Place, E2 Helen’s Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Herald Street, E2 Herald Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hollybush Gardens, E2 Hollybush Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hollybush Place, E2 Hollybush Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Howard Place, E2 Howard Place was formerly part of Hackney Road.
Huddleston Close, E2 Huddleston Close was built by the Victoria Park Housing Association.
James Docherty House, E2 James Docherty House, on the Approach Estate, stands on Patriot Square.
Jersey Street, E2 Jersey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Kelsey Street, E2 Kelsey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Mansford Street, E2 Mansford Street was known as Elizabeth Street until 1876.
Mantus Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Maple Street, E2 Maple Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Matilda Street, E2 Bellona Street became Matilda Street before it disappeared from the map in the 1940s.
Matthew’s Place, E2 Matthew’s Place was built next to a factory on Hackney Road.
Middleton Street, E2 Middleton Street was built after 1857.
Millennium Place, E2 Millennium Place dates from 1993.
Minerva Street, E2 Minerva Street was developed as part of the Cambridge Heath Estate.
Museum Passage, E2 Museum Passage crosses the northern edge of Museum Gardens.
Nant Street, E2 Nant Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Old Bethnal Green Road, E2 Old Bethnal Green Road had a series of rather racy names until the nineteenth century.
Old Ford Road, E2 Old Ford Road runs eastwards from Cambridge Heath Road, eventually leading to Old Ford.
Palestine Place, E2 Palestine Place led east from Cambridge Heath Road.
Paradise Row, E2 Paradise Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Parmiter Street, E2 Parmiter Street was originally Gloucester Street - laid out in 1826 and built by 1836.
Patriot Square, E2 Patriot Square was built on a portion of the Pyotts estate.
Peary Place, E2 Peary Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Peel Grove, E2 Peel Grove is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pollard Street, E2 Pollard Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Portman Place, E1 Portman Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pott Street, E2 Pott Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Poyser Street, E2 Poyser Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Prospect Place, E2 Prospect Place was a former street of Cambridge Heath.
Pundersons Gardens, E2 Pundersons Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Robinson Road, E2 Robinson Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Roger Dowley Close, E2 Roger Dowley Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Roman Road, E2 Roman Road is a location in London.
Royston Street, E2 Royston Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Rushmead, E2 Rushmead is a road in the E2 postcode area
Russia Lane, E2 Russia Lane was formerly called Rushy Lane.
Sceptre Road, E2 Sceptre Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Seabright Street, E2 Seabright Street is a shadow of its former self.
Seabright Terrace, E2 Seabright Place was a terrace along Hackney Road.
Shelley House, E2 Shelley House is a block on Bethnal Green Estate
Silk Weaver Way, E2 Silk Weaver Way connects Bishops Way and Parmiter Street.
St James’s Avenue, E2 St James’s Avenue is adjacent to the London Chest Hospital.
St Judes Road, E2 St Judes Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Stockton House, E2 Residential block
Suffolk Place, E2 Suffolk Place, built in 1812, became part of Hackney Road in 1862.
Sugar Loaf Walk, E2 Sugar Loaf Walk is a road in the E2 postcode area
Teesdale Close, E2 Teesdale Close, now a short street, was previously part of Teesdale Street which was split into two post-war.
Teesdale Street, E2 Teesdale Street was Durham Street until 1875.
Teesdale Yard, E2 Teesdale Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Temple Street, E2 Temple Street formed the eastern boundary of the Rush Mead estate by 1821.
Temple Yard, E2 Temple Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Treadway Street, E2 Treadway Street was originally called Hope Street.
Viaduct Place, E2 Viaduct Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Viaduct Street, E2 Viaduct Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Victoria Park Square, E2 Victoria Park Square is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Welwyn Street, E2 Welwyn Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Wessex Street, E1 Wessex Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wilmot Street, E2 Wilmot Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Winkley Street, E2 Winkley Street was Catherine Street until 1938.
Witan Street, E2 Witan Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.


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Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green - a happy corner

Bethnal Green is located 3.3 miles northeast of Charing Cross, It was historically an agrarian hamlet in the ancient parish of Stepney, Middlesex.

The name Blithehale or Blythenhale, the earliest form of Bethnal Green, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon healh (’angle, nook, or corner’) and blithe (’happy, blithe’).

Following population increases caused by the expansion of London during the 18th century, it was split off as the parish of Bethnal Green in 1743, becoming part of the Metropolis in 1855 and the County of London in 1889. The parish became the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green in 1900 and the population peaked in 1901, entering a period of steady decline which lasted until 1981. Bethnal Green has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

The economic history of Bethnal Green is characterised by a shift away from agricultural provision for the City of London to market gardening, weaving and light industry, which has now all but disappeared.

By about 1860 Bethnal Green was mainly full of tumbledown old buildings with many families living in each house. By the end of the century, Bethnal Green was one of the poorest slums in London. Jack the Ripper operated at the western end of Bethnal Green and in neighbouring Whitechapel. In 1900, the Old Nichol Street Rookery was demolished, and the Boundary Estate opened on the site near the boundary with Shoreditch. This was the world’s first council housing. The quality of the built environment was radically reformed by the aerial bombardment of World War II and the subsequent social housing developments.

Bethnal Green has a tube station on the Central Line of the London Underground. The station was opened as part of the long planned Central Line eastern extension on 4 December 1946; before that it was used as an air-raid shelter. On 3 March 1943, 173 people were killed in a crush while attempting to enter the shelter.

The station is an example of the New Works Programme 1935 - 1940 style adopted by London Transport for its new tube stations. Extensive use is made of pale yellow tiling, originally manufactured by Poole Pottery. The finishes include relief tiles, showing symbols of London and the area served by the London Passenger Transport Board, designed by Harold Stabler. The station entrances, all in the form of subway access staircases to the subterranean ticket hall, all show the design influences of Charles Holden, the consulting architect for London Transport at this time.



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The original Black Boy pub.
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The Hare in Cambridge Heath Road
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Buck's Row (Durward Street) in 1938.
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Pollard Row (1939)
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Winthrop Street looking east, c.1970.
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Corfield Street
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Bonner Street (1960s)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Bethnal Green railway station entrance, some distance away from its namesake Central line tube station. The photo was taken on 25 October 2008
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The Hare in Cambridge Heath Road
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17-21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green (2019) Built in 1753 by Anthony Natt Senior, No 21 to the right had, by 1815, become a girls school for Promoting Christianity among the Jews, by 1873 it was an asylum for "fallen women". Since 1900 it has been occupied by St Margaret’s House a womens Settlement associated with Oxford House.
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Corfield Street
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Palestine Place, led east from Cambridge Heath Road and featured the Episcopal Jews’ chapel. The chapel was built by the ’London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews’. The site was later the Bethnal Green Infirmary.
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The Dinmont Estate was designed by G. Topham Forrest for the LCC and completed in 1935-6.
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Seabright Street, Bethnal Green The houses which formerly lined the road were old Weavers Houses - you can tell by the wide upstairs windows. They let in more light for the weavers to work. There is now a park where these houses stood.
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