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2021
City Thameslink is a central London railway station within the City of London, with entrances on Ludgate Hill and Holborn Viaduct.

City Thameslink opened in 1990 to replace Holborn Viaduct railway station as part of the Thameslink project. It was originally named St Paul’s Thameslink, but to avoid confusion with the nearby St Paul’s tube station on the Central line, it was renamed City Thameslink the following year.

The Thameslink line opened in 1988 after the Snow Hill tunnel, closed to passengers since 1916, was re-opened to provide a through route to Farringdon and King’s Cross from South London. Holborn Viaduct closed on 26 January 1990. Initially, trains used the approach viaduct for the closed Holborn Viaduct station. The new service was an immediate financial success and it was decided to redevelop the Holborn Viaduct site with a new station and business complex.

Before Holborn Viaduct closed, a new line between Blackfriars and the tunnel was constructed on a different alignment slightly to the east and at a lower elevation, providing the opportunity to build 56 000 square metres of office space above the station.




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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


John   
Added: 29 Mar 2023 17:31 GMT   

Auction of the paper stock of Janssen and Roberts
A broadside advertisement reads: "By auction, to be sold on Thursday next being the 16th of this present July, the remainder of the stock in partnership between Janssen and Roberts, at their late dwelling-house in Dean’s Court, the south side of St. Pauls, consisting of Genoa papers according to the particulars underneath." The date in the ESTC record is purely speculative; July 16th was a Thursday in many years during the 18th century; 1750 is only one possibility. Extensive searching has found no other record of the partners or the auction.


Source: ESTC - Search Results

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Diana   
Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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Gillian   
Added: 17 Feb 2024 00:08 GMT   

No 36 Upper East Smithfield
My great great grandfather was born at No 36 Upper East Smithfield and spent his early years staring out at a "dead wall" of St Katharine’s Docks. His father was an outfitter and sold clothing for sailors. He describes the place as being backed by tenements in terrible condition and most of the people living there were Irish.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 16 Feb 2024 20:32 GMT   

Name origin
Interestingly South Lambeth derives its name from the same source as Lambeth itself - a landing place for lambs.

But South Lambeth has no landing place - it is not on the River Thames

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C Hobbs   
Added: 31 Jan 2024 23:53 GMT   

George Gut (1853 - 1861)
George Gut, Master Baker lived with his family in Long Lane.
George was born in Bernbach, Hesse, Germany and came to the UK sometime in the 1840s. In 1849, George married an Englishwoman called Matilda Baker and became a nauralized Englishman. He was given the Freedom of the City of London (by Redemption in the Company of Bakers), in 1853 and was at that time, recorded as living at 3 Long Lane. In the 1861 census, George Gut was living at 11 Long Lane.

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Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

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Simon   
Added: 15 Jan 2024 15:44 GMT   

Simon De Charmes, clockmaker
De Charmes (or Des Charmes), Simon, of French Huguenot extraction. Recorded 1688 and Free of the Clockmakers’ Company 1691-1730. In London until 1704 at least at ’his House, the Sign of the Clock, the Corner of Warwick St, Charing Cross’. See Brian Loomes The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, NAG Press, 1981, p.188

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Born here
Jacqueline Mico   
Added: 14 Jan 2024 07:29 GMT   

Robert Bolam
This is where my grandad was born, he went on to be a beautiful man, he became a shop owner, a father, and grandfather, he lost a leg when he was a milkman and the horse kicked him, then opened a shop in New Cross and then moved to Lewisham where he had a Newsagents and tobacconists.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Alsatia Alsatia was the name given to an area lying north of the River Thames covered by the Whitefriars monastery.
City Thameslink City Thameslink is a central London railway station within the City of London, with entrances on Ludgate Hill and Holborn Viaduct.
Fleet Market The Fleet Market was a market erected in 1736 on the newly culverted River Fleet.
St Gregory by St Paul’s St Gregory’s by St Paul’s was a parish church in the Castle Baynard ward of the City of London.
St Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street was a church in Castle Baynard ward of the City of London, located on the corner of Old Fish Street and Old Change, on land now covered by post-War development.

NEARBY STREETS
Addle Hill, EC4V Addle Hill, formerly Addle Street, originally ran from Upper Thames Street from Carter Lane. (City of London)
Amen Corner, EC4M Originally called Amen Lane, this short path forms the approach road to Amen Court. (City of London)
Amen Court, EC4M Many of the highways and byways around the precincts of St Paul’s Cathedral bear names which have ecclesiastical origins. (City of London)
Apothecary Street, EC4V Apothecary Street - the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries is nearby (City of London)
Ashentree Court, EC4Y Ashentree Court was named after the ashen trees formerly located here at the Whitefriars’ monastery (City of London)
Ave Maria Lane, EC4M Ave Maria Lane is the southern extension of Warwick Lane, between Amen Corner and Ludgate Hill (City of London)
Bishop’s Court, EC4M Bishop?s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Black Friars Lane, EC4V Black Friars Lane was known as Water Lane until 1940 (City of London)
Blackfriars House, EC4V Blackfriars House is a block on New Bridge Street (City of London)
Bolt Court, EC4A Bolt Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
Bouverie House, EC4 Bouverie House is a block on Fleet Street (City of London)
Bouverie House, EC4A Bouverie House is a block on Fleet Street (City of London)
Bouverie Street, EC4Y Bouverie Street is named for the Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, who were landowners in this area (City of London)
Bride Court, EC4Y Bride Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Bride Lane, EC4Y Bride Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Bridewell Place, EC4V Bridewell Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Burgon Street, EC4V Burgon Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Carmelite Street, EC4Y Carmelite Street continues south from Whitefriars Street, which itself is just off Fleet Street (City of London)
Carter Lane, EC4V Carter Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Church Entry, EC4V Church Entry is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Cobham House, EC4V Cobham House is a block on Black Friars Lane (City of London)
Creed Court, EC4M Creed Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Creed Lane, EC4V Creed Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Daniel House, EC4A Daniel House is a block on Fleet Street (City of London)
Deans Court, EC4V Deans Court is directly opposite the south west corner of St Paul’s Cathedral, on the south side of St Paul’s Churchyard (City of London)
Dean’s Court, EC4M Dean’s Court was a small alley off Old Bailey, on maps between 1750 and 1950 (City of London)
Distaff Lane, EC4V Distaff Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Dorset Rise, EC4Y Dorset Rise is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Dr Johnson’s House, EC4A Dr Johnson’s House is a block on Gough Square (City of London)
East Harding Street, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area (City of London)
Elliot’s Court, EC4M Elliot’s Court is featured on maps from 1750 to 1950 (City of London)
Faraday Building, EC4V Faraday Building is a building on New Bell Yard (City of London)
Farringdon Street, EC4M Farringdon Street was constructed over the Fleet river (City of London)
Fleet Place, EC4M Fleet Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Fleetbank House, EC4Y Fleetbank House is located on Salisbury Square (City of London)
Genesis House, EC4V Genesis House is a building on Godliman Street (City of London)
Godliman Street, EC4M Godliman Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Gough Square, EC4A Gough Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
Great New Street, EC4A Great New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
Groveland Court, EC4M Groveland Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Gunpowder Square, EC4A Gunpowder Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
Hanging Sword Alley, EC4Y Hanging Sword Alley is an alley running between Whitefriars Street and Salisbury Square (City of London)
Harmsworth House, EC4Y Harmsworth House lies near the Inner Temple (City of London)
Harp House, EC4A Harp House is a block on Farringdon Street (City of London)
Hill House, EC4A Hill House is sited on Little New Street (City of London)
Hind Court, EC4Y Hind Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
Hood Court, EC4Y Hood Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Ireland Yard, EC4V Ireland Yard is an alleyway leading off of Playhouse Yard (City of London)
Kildare House, EC4Y Kildare House can be found on Dorset Rise (City of London)
Knightrider Court, EC4V Knightrider Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Knightrider Street, EC4V Knightrider Street was supposedly a route that knights would take from the Tower of London to Smithfield, where jousts were held (City of London)
Limeburner Lane, EC4M Limeburner Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Little New Street, EC4A Little New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
Ludgate Broadway, EC4M Ludgate Broadway is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Ludgate Circus, EC4M Ludgate Circus is a junction in the City of London where Farringdon Street and New Bridge Street cross Fleet Street/Ludgate Hill (City of London)
Ludgate Hill, EC4M Ludgate Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Ludgate House, EC4M Ludgate House is located on Fleet Street (City of London)
Ludgate Square, EC4M Ludgate Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Magpie Alley, EC4Y Magpie Alley marks the position occupied by the dorter (dormitory) of the Friary of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel, commonly called the Whitefriars Monastery (City of London)
Mintel House, EC4V Mintel House can be found on Playhouse Yard (City of London)
New Bridge Street House, EC4V New Bridge Street House is a building on New Bridge Street (City of London)
New Bridge Street, EC4V New Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
New Street Square, EC4A New Street Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
Newgate Street, EC1A Newgate Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area (City of London)
Old Bailey, EC4M Old Bailey is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Old Change Court, EC4V Old Change Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Old Change House, EC4V Old Change House is a block on Queen Victoria Street (City of London)
Old Seacoal Lane, EC4M Old Seacoal Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Pageantmaster Court, EC4M Pageantmaster Court was Ludgate Court and renamed in the summer of 1993 (City of London)
Paternoster Square, EC4M Paternoster Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Pemberton Row, EC4A Sir James Pemberton was Lord Mayor of London in 1611, and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths (City of London)
Pilgrim Street, EC4V Pilgrim Street connects New Bridge Street with Ludgate Hill (City of London)
Playhouse Yard, EC4V Playhouse Yard is named after the Blackfriars theatre which stood here in Shakespeare’s time and where his play’s were performed (City of London)
Pleydell Court, EC4A Pleydell Court runs off Pleydell Street - formerly Silver Street (City of London)
Pleydell House, EC4Y Pleydell House is a block on Pleydell Street (City of London)
Pleydell Street, EC4Y The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area (City of London)
PO Box 4, EC4Y Blackfriars Bridge Foreshore is a location in London (City of London)
Poppins Court, EC4A Poppins Court is an historic alley off Fleet Street. (City of London)
Priory Court, EC4M Priory Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Quadrant Court, EC4M A street within the EC4M postcode (City of London)
Red Lion Court, EC4A Red Lion Court forms part of labyrinth of little passages behind the shops on the north side of Fleet Street. (City of London)
Rose Street, EC4M Rose Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Salisbury Court, EC4Y Salisbury Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Salisbury Square, EC4Y Salisbury Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Santander House, EC4M Santander House is a block on Ludgate Hill (City of London)
Serjeants Inn, EC4Y Serjeants Inn is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Shoe Lane, EC4A Shoe Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
St Andrew’s House, EC4V St Andrew’s House is a block on St Andrew’s Hill (City of London)
St Andrews Hill, EC4V St Andrews Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
St Bride Street, EC4A St Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
St Brides Avenue, EC4Y St Brides Avenue is a narrow alley which leaves Fleet Street almost opposite Shoe Lane (City of London)
St Paul’s Alley, EC4M St Paul’s Alley largely disappeared from the map when Paternoster Row was built (City of London)
St Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M By the beginning of the sixteenth century, St. Paul’s Churchyard was the chief centre of the book trade, not only for London, but for the whole country. (City of London)
Stationers Hall Court, EC4M Stationers Hall Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Stonecutter Street, EC4A Stonecutter Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)
Temple Avenue, EC4Y Temple Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Temple House, EC4Y Temple House is a block on Temple Avenue (City of London)
Tudor Street, EC4Y Tudor Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Vestry House, EC1A Vestry House is a block on Greyfriars Passage (City of London)
Wardrobe Place, EC4V Wardrobe Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area (City of London)
Warwick Lane, EC4M This is a street in the EC4P postcode area (City of London)
Warwick Square, EC4M Warwick Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area (City of London)
Whitefriars Street, EC4Y Whitefriars Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area (City of London)
Wine Office Court, EC4A Wine Office Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area (City of London)


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