Code Street, E2

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Code Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.





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

Pepys starts diary
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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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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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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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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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: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

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

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

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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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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

A plague on all your houses
Aldgate station is built directly on top of a vast plague pit, where thousands of bodies are apparently buried. No-one knows quite how many.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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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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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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Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:38 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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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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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
34 Redchurch Street, E2 34 Redchurch Street has existed since at least the late seventeenth century.
Pavilion Theatre The Pavilion Theatre at 191–193 Whitechapel Road was the first major theatre to open in the East End.
Shoreditch Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.
Virginia Primary School Virginia Primary School is a mixed school in Tower Hamlets, built in 1887.

NEARBY STREETS
Anning Street, EC2A Anning Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Arnold Circus, E2 Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.
Avant Garde Tower, E1 Avant Garde Tower is a block on Bethnal Green Road
Avantgarde Place, E1 Avantgarde Place is a location in London.
Bacon Street, E1 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bacon Street, E2 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Benjamin Truman Close, E1 Benjamin Truman Close is a location in London.
Bethnal Green Road, E1 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bethnal Green Road, E2 Bethnal Green Road was a Victorian invention.
Bishops Square, E1 Bishops Square resulted from a 2005 project to regenerate Spitalfields Market.
Blossom Place, E1 Blossom Place ran west off Blossom Street.
Blossom Street, E1 Blossom Street runs from Fleur De Lis Street to Folgate Street.
Boundary Passage, E1 Boundary Passage is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boundary Street, E2 Boundary Street was at first called Cock Lane.
Bowl Court, EC2A Bowl Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Braithwaite Street, E1 Braithwaite Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Brick Lane, E1 Brick Lane runs north from the junction of Osborn Street, Old Montague Street and Wentworth Street, through Spitalfields to Bethnal Green Road.
Brick Lane, E2 The northernmost section of Brick Lane lies within the E2 postcode.
Browns Lane, E1 Browns Lane is marked on the 1862 Stanford map.
Brushfield Street, E1 Brushfield Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Bishopsgate.
Buckfast Street, E2 Buckfast Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Buxton Street, E1 Buxton Street developed in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Cadogan House, E2 Cadogan House is one of four blocks which formed a 1963 westwards extension of the Avebury Estate
Calvert Avenue, E2 Calvert Avenue is one of the streets radiating from Arnold Circus.
Calvin Street, E1 Calvin Street was part of the Wheler Estate.
Camlet Street, E2 Camlet Street is one of the Huguenot streetnames of the area.
Carillon Court, E1 Carillon Court can be found on Greatorex Street
Celia Blairman House, E1 Residential block
Chance Street, E1 Chance Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cheshire Street, E1 Cheshire Street is a street in the East End linking Brick Lane with Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.
Chilton Street, E2 Chilton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cleeve Workshops, E2 Cleeve Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Club Row, E1 Club Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Club Row, E2 Club Row leaves Arnold Circus in a southerly direction.
Collingwood Street, E2 Collingwood Street was at the heart of the Old Nicol rookery.
Commercial Street, E1 Commercial Street is a major thoroughfare running north-south from Shoreditch High Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Corbet Place, E1 Corbet Place - an L-shaped street, onto which back several large industrial buildings of the early/mid-twentieth century.
Coverley Close, E1 Coverley Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Crispin Place, E1 Crispin Place is the result of a regeneration programme within Spitalfields Market.
Crispin Street, E1 Crispin Street was developed in the late 17th century as part of the Wheler estate.
Cygnet Street, E1 Cygnet Street is a location in London.
Deal Street, E1 Deal Street dates from the mid 1840s.
Derbyshire Street, E2 Derbyshire Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dereham Place, EC2A Dereham Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Dray Walk, E1 Dray Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dunbridge Street, E2 Dunbridge Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Duval Square, E1 Duval Square is a location in London.
East Street, E1 East Street was one of the entrances into Spitalfields Market.
Ebor Street, E1 Ebor Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Elder Street, E1 Elder Street was laid out from 1722 as part of the St John and Tillard Estate.
Fairchild Place, EC2A Fairchild Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Street, EC2A Fairchild Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fakruddin Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Fleur De Lis Street, E1 Fleur De Lis Street runs west from Commercial Street.
Folgate Street, E1 Folgate Street, formerly White Lion Yard and White Lion Street, has 17th century origins.
Fort Street, E1 There was originally a second Fort Street - besides the renamed Duke Street.
Fort Street, E1 Fort Street was formerly Duke Street.
Fournier Street, E1 Fournier Street is a street running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street alongside Christ Church.
French Place, EC2A French Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Gibraltar Gardens, E2 Gibraltar Gardens was a small Bethnal Green road.
Gibraltar Walk, E2 Gibraltar Walk leads north from Bethnal Green Road.
Goldman Close, E2 Goldman Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Granby Street, E2 Granby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Grey Eagle Street, E1 Grey Eagle Street was part of the Wilkes Estate with building leases granted in 1761.
Grimsby Street, E2 Grimsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gun Street, E1 Gun Street was part of the Old Artillery Ground - land formerly designated one of the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Hague Street, E2 Hague Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hanbury Hall, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hanbury Street, E1 Hanbury Street is a long road running west-east from Commercial Street to Vallance Road.
Hemming Street, E1 Hemming Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Heneage Street, E1 Heneage Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hereford Street, E2 Hereford Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hobsons Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Horner Buildings, E1 The Horner Buildings are a vestige of the Victorian construction of Old Spitalfields Market.
Horner Square, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hunton Street, E1 Hunton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Jerome Street, E1 Jerome Street was formerly Vine Street and part of the Wheler estate.
Karstake House, E2 Karstake House dates from 1963.
Kerbela Street, E2 Kerbela Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Lamb Street, E1 Lamb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ligonier Street, E2 Ligonier Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Little Paternoster Row, E1 Little Paternoster Row was once known as French Alley.
Lomas Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
London Fruit Exchange, E1 London Fruit Exchange is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Magpie Alley, E1 Magpie Alley was an old name for the western section of Fleur de Lys Street.
Market Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Marlow House, E2 Marlow House was built in 1899.
Marlow Workshops, E2 Marlow Workshops is a Victorian block containing a mixture of residential and commercial use.
Menotti Street, E2 This is a street in the E2 postcode area
Moss Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Nantes Passage, E1 Nantes Passage (also Church Passage) was built for Huguenot weavers.
Navarre Street, E2 Navarre Street leads southwest from Arnold Circus towards Boundary Street.
New Inn Yard, E1 New Inn Yard once ran through Holywell Priory at the western end of which was the world’s first ’theatre’.
North Street, E1 North Street was one of the named entrance streets into Old Spitalfields Market.
Norton Folgate, E1 Norton Folgate links Bishopsgate and Shoreditch High Street.
Old Nichol Street, E2 Old Nichol Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Padbury Court, E2 Padbury Court links Brick Lane and Gibraltar Walk.
Palissy Street, E2 Palissy Street runs northeast from Arnold Circus.
Pecks Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pedley Street, E1 Pedley Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Philippe Roth Catering, E1 Philippe Roth Catering is a location in London.
Playground Gardens, E2 Playground Gardens is a location in London.
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Princelet Street, E1 Princelet Street started its life as Princes Street.
Puma Court, E1 Puma Court was formerly known as Red Lion Court.
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street was at first called Westbury Street.
Ramsey Street, E2 Ramsey Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Redchurch Street, E1 Redchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Regal Close, E1 Regal Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Rhoda Street, E2 Rhoda Street was formerly Peter Street.
Richmix Square, E1 Richmix Square is a location in London.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
Sale Street, E2 Sale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Satchwell Rents, E2 Satchwell Rents owes its origins to a set of buildings dating from 1689.
Satchwell Road, E2 Satchwell Road dates from the 1950s.
Sclater Street, E1 Sclater Street connects Bethnal Green Road and Brick Lane.
Sclaterrace Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Selby Street, E1 Selby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Seven Stars Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Sheba Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shoreditch High Street, E1 Shoreditch High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A This is a street in the E8 postcode area
Silwex House, E1 Residential block
South Street, E1 South Street provided access from Brushfield Street into Spitalfields Market.
Speakman House, E2 Speakman House is one of four blocks built around a communal area.
Spellman Street, E1 Spellman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Spelman Street, E1 Spelman Street was formerly John Street and built up in the 19th century.
Spital Square, E1 Spital Square was started in 1733.
Spital Street, E1 Spital Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Spital Yard, E1 Spital Yard is a mews of 17th century origins, serving the backs of houses on Norton Folgate and Spital Square.
Spring Walk, E1 Spring Walk is a road in the E1 postcode area
St Matthews Row, E2 St Matthews Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
St. John’s Drive, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Steward Street, E1 Steward Street ran further north originally that it does now.
Stothard Place, E1 Stothard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Stuart House, E2 Stuart House stands in an area of the Avebury Estate.
Swanfield Street, E2 Swanfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tea Building, E1 Tea Building is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Turville Street, E2 Turville Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tyssen Street, E2 Tyssen Street, for long a separate street, was absorbed into Brick Lane during the late nineteenth century.
Underwood Road, E1 Underwood Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Union Place, E1 Union Place was a small alleyway off Quaker Street.
Vallance Road, E1 Vallance Road is a significant road running north-south from Bethnal Green Road to Whitechapel Road.
Vallance Road, E2 Vallance Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Voss Street, E2 Voss Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Wear Place, E2 Wear Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Weaver Street, E1 Weaver Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wheler Street, E1 Wheler Street runs north from Commercial Street.
Whitby Street, E1 Whitby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wilkes Street, E1 Wilkes Street is a street of early eighteenth century houses, some of which were refronted in the early nineteenth century.
Wood Close, E2 Wood Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Woodseer Street, E1 Woodseer Street was formerly known as Pelham Street and part of the Halifax Estate.

NEARBY PUBS
Gibraltar Tavern The Gibraltar Tavern (a.k.a. The Gib) was situated at 28 Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green.
Pride of Spitalfields Pride of Spitalfields stands on Heneage Street.
Ten Bells The Ten Bells has existed in various guises since the middle of the 18th century.


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Spitalfields

Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.

The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields Market, and various Brick Lane Markets on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street. Petticoat Lane Market lies on the area’s south-western boundaries.

The name Spitalfields appears in the form Spittellond in 1399; as The spitel Fyeld on the 16th-century Civitas Londinium map associated with Ralph Agas. The land belonged to St Mary Spital, a priory or hospital erected on the east side of the Bishopsgate thoroughfare in 1197, and the name is thought to derive from this. An alternative, and possibly earlier, name for the area was Lolsworth.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Spitalfields was inhabited by prosperous French Huguenot silk weavers. In the early 19th century their descendants were reduced to a deplorable condition due to the competition of the Manchester textile factories and the area began to deteriorate into crime-infested slums. The spacious and handsome Huguenot houses were divided up into tiny dwellings which were rented by poor families of labourers, who sought employment in the nearby docks.

In the 19th century the area attracted Jewish immigrants and the 20th, the Bengali community.


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The Gibraltar Tavern in Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green. This pub was present before 1750 with an address is 11 Gibraltar Walk in 1882 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. The post-war Avebury Estate was extended in 1963 by four small blocks west of the existing late 1940s estate. The pub disappeared under the site for the block called Cadogan House.
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St Mary’s (Whitechapel) station (1916) This existed between 1884 and 1938 between Aldgate East and Whitechapel.
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Middlesex Street (Petticoat Lane) on the site of Sandy’s Row (1912)
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The Ten Bells pub, Spitalfields (2012) The Jamie Oliver series Jamie’s Great Britain featured his great-great-grandfather was a landlord of the pub during the 1880s. Oliver was shown visiting the Ten Bells to discuss his East London roots, and to see how Londoners lived, drank and ate at the end of the 19th century.
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Old Spitalfields Market (2017) This is a covered market which has been on the site for over 350 years. In 2005, a regeneration programme resulted in the new public spaces: Bishops Square and Crispin Place, which are now part of the modern Spitalfields Market. A range of public markets runs daily, with independent local stores and restaurants - as well as new office developments.
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One of the bedrooms of Dennis Severs’ House in Folgate Street, Spitalfields. Each room of Dennis Severs’ House is a preserve ’experience’ of 18th-century Huguenot life.
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Bell Lane, Spitalfields, looking towards Crispin Street (1912)
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Bloom Court, Blossom Street (1956)
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