Masons Place, EC1V

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before- in the area buildings are mainly post-war

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Road · Clerkenwell · EC1V ·
August
12
2017

Masons Place is a road in the EC1V postcode 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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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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Born here
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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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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MCNALLY    
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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Tom   
Added: 21 May 2021 23:07 GMT   

Blackfriars
What is, or was, Bodies Bridge?

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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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Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

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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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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Erin   
Added: 2 May 2022 01:33 GMT   

Windsor Terrace, N1
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Bob Land   
Added: 29 Jun 2022 13:20 GMT   

Map legends
Question, I have been looking at quite a few maps dated 1950 and 1900, and there are many abbreviations on the maps, where can I find the lists to unravel these ?

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Bob Land

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Alison   
Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

On the dole in north London
When I worked at the dole office in Medina Road in the 1980s, "Archway" meant the social security offices which were in Archway Tower at the top of the Holloway Road. By all accounts it was a nightmare location for staff and claimants alike. This was when Margaret Thatcher’s government forced unemployment to rise to over 3 million (to keep wages down) and computerised records where still a thing of the future. Our job went from ensuring that unemployed people got the right sort and amount of benefits at the right time, to stopping as many people as possible from getting any sort of benefit at all. Britain changed irrevocably during this period and has never really recovered. We lost the "all in it together" frame of mind that had been born during the second world war and became the dog-eat-dog society where 1% have 95% of the wealth and many people can’t afford to feed their children. For me, the word Archway symbolises the land of lost content.

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Jun 2022 16:58 GMT   

Runcorn Place, W11
Runcorn place

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Added: 30 May 2022 19:03 GMT   

The Three Magpies
Row of houses (centre) was on Heathrow Rd....Ben’s Cafe shack ( foreground ) and the Three Magpies pub (far right) were on the Bath Rd

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Philharmonic Hall The Philharmonic Hall was a major music hall throughout the 1860s and early 1870s.
Spa Green Estate, EC1R The Spa Green Estate is a post-war realisation of a 1930s plan for social regeneration through Modernist architecture.

NEARBY STREETS
Agdon Street, EC1V Agdon Street was originally called Woods Close.
Alford Place, N1 Alford Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Anchor Yard, EC1Y Anchor Yard is named after a former inn here of this name.
Angel Gate, EC1V Angel Gate is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Angel Square, EC1V Angel Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Arlington Way, EC1R Arlington Way was called Arlington Street before 1936.
Ashby Street, EC1V Ashby Street was named after local landowners who had a seat at Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire.
Bartholomew Square, EC1V This is a street in the EC1V postcode area
Bath Street, EC1V Bath Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Berry Place, EC1V Berry Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Bletchley Street, N1 Bletchley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bollinder Place, EC1V Bollinder Place lies along City Road.
Boreas Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Central Street, EC1V Central Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
City Forum, EC1V City Forum is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
City Garden Row, N1 City Garden Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
City Road, EC1V City Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Compton Street, EC1V Compton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Coombs Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Corporation Row, EC1R Corporation Row is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Cyrus Street, EC1V Cyrus Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Davina House, EC1V Davina House is a block on Goswell Road
Dingley Road, EC1V Dingley Road is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Elia Mews, EC1V Elia Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Elia Street, N1 Elia Street was named for local poet, Charles Lamb.
Falcon Court, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Farringdon Road, EC1V Farringdon Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Friend Street, EC1V Friend Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Galway Street, EC1V Galway Street was named for the Earl of Galway.
Gambier House, EC1V Gambier House is a block on Mora Street
Gard Street, EC1V Gard Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Gloucester Way, EC1R Gloucester Way is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Godfrey House St Lukes Estate, EC1V Godfrey House is on the St Lukes Estate.
Goswell Road, EC1V Goswell Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Graham Street, N1 Graham Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Grand Junction Wharf, N1 Grand Junction Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Grimthorpe House, EC1V Residential block
Hall Street, EC1V Hall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Haverstock Place, EC1V A street within the N1 postcode
Haverstock Street, EC1V Haverstock Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Helmet Row, EC1V Helmet Row is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Hermit Street, EC1V Hermit Street links Friend Street with Rawstorne Street.
Ironmonger Row, EC1V Ironmonger Row is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Islington High Street, EC1V Islington High Street is part of the main road through Islington at Angel.
Joseph Close, EC1R Joseph Close is a road in the N4 postcode area
Joseph Trotter Close, EC1R Joseph Trotter Close is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
King Square, EC1V King Square is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Leo Yard, EC1V Leo Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Lever Street, EC1V Lever Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Lizard Street, EC1V Lizard Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Lloyds Row, EC1R Lloyds Row is a road in the EC1R postcode area
Macclesfield Road, EC1V Macclesfield Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Malta Street, EC1V This is a street in the EC1V postcode area
Manningford Close, EC1V Manningford Close is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Meredith Street, EC1R Meredith Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Micawber Street, N1 Micawber Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Mitchell Street, EC1V Mitchell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Mora Street, EC1V Mora Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Moreland Street, EC1V Moreland Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Murton Street, EC1V Murton Street dates from about 1829.
Myddelton Street, EC1R Myddelton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Nelson Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Nelson Terrace, EC1V Nelson Terrace is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Newington Close, EC1R This is a street in the EC1R postcode area
Norman Street, EC1V Norman Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Northampton Square, EC1V Northampton Square is a square between Finsbury and Clerkenwell, located between Goswell Road and St John Street.
Oakley Crescent, EC1V Oakley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Owen Street, EC1V Owen Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Owen’s Row, EC1V Owen’s Row is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Paget Street, EC1V Paget Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Paper Mill Buildings, EC1V A street within the N1 postcode
Paton Street, EC1V Paton Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Pear Tree Street, EC1V Pear Tree Street connects Central Street and Goswell Road.
Percival Street, EC1V Percival Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Peregrine House, EC1V Peregrine House is a block on Hall Street
Pickfords Wharf, N1 Pickfords Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Prestwood Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Quick Street Mews, N1 Quick Street Mews lies off Quick Street.
Quick Street, N1 Quick Street is named for the favourite comedian of King George III, John Quick.
Radnor Street, EC1V Radnor Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Rawstorne Place, EC1V Rawstorne Place is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Rawstorne Street, EC1V Rawstorne Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Remington Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Remington Street, EC1V Remington Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Rocliffe Street, N1 Rocliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Sebastian Street, EC1V Sebastian Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Sekforde Court, EC1R Sekforde Court is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Seward Street, EC1V Seward Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Shaftesbury Street, N1 Shaftesbury Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Shepards Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Sheperdess Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Shepherdess Building, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Shepherdess Place, N1 Shepherdess Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Shepherdess Walk, N1 Shepherdess Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Sidney Grove, EC1V Sidney Grove is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Skinner Street, EC1R Skinner Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1R postal area.
Spencer Street, EC1V Spencer Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
St John Street, EC1V The northern section of St John Street was confusingly, before the 20th century, named Saint John Street Road.
Sturt Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Sudeley Street, N1 Sudeley Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Taplow Street, N1 Taplow Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Theseus Walk, N1 Theseus Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Thoresby Street, N1 Thoresby Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tilney Court, EC1Y Tilney Court lies off of Old Street.
Tompion House, EC1V Tompion House is a block on Cyrus Street
Tompion Street, EC1V Tompion Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Torrens Street, EC1V Torrens Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Underwood Row, N1 Underwood Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Underwood Street, N1 Underwood Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Union Wharf, N1 Union Wharf is a block on Wenlock Road.
Wakley Street, EC1V Wakley Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Waterloo Street, EC1V Waterloo Street once ran from Lever Street to Radnor Street.
Waterside, N1 Waterside is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wellesley Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wenlock Building, N1 The Wenlock Building is a canal-side development on Wharf Road.
Wenlock Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wenlock Road, N1 Wenlock Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wharf Road, N1 Wharf Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Windsor Terrace, N1 Windsor Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wyclif Street, EC1V Wyclif Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Wynyatt Street, EC1V Wynyatt Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Bavarian Beerhouse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Block Brewery Limited This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bushy Park The Charles Lamb is a pub on Elia Street.
Old Red Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Star Space This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Angel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Eagle This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Harlequin This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Ivy House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Peasant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Well This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
William IV This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell was once known as London’s Little Italy because of the large number of Italians living in the area from the 1850s until the 1960s.

Clerkenwell took its name from the Clerks’ Well in Farringdon Lane. In the Middle Ages, the London Parish clerks performed annual mystery plays there, based on biblical themes. Part of the well remains visible, incorporated into a 1980s building called Well Court.

In the 17th century South Clerkenwell became a fashionable place of residence. Oliver Cromwell owned a house on Clerkenwell Close, just off the Green. Several aristocrats had houses there, most notably the Duke of Northumberland, as did people such as Erasmus Smith.

Before Clerkenwell became a built-up area, it had a reputation as a resort a short walk out of the city, where Londoners could disport themselves at its spas, of which there were several, based on natural chalybeate springs, tea gardens and theatres. The present day Sadler’s Wells has survived as heir to this tradition.

Clerkenwell was also the location of three prisons: the Clerkenwell Bridewell, Coldbath Fields Prison (later Clerkenwell Gaol) and the New Prison, later the Clerkenwell House of Detention, notorious as the scene of the Clerkenwell Outrage in 1867, an attempted prison break by Fenians who killed many in the tenement houses on Corporation Row in trying to blow a hole in the prison wall.

The Industrial Revolution changed the area greatly. It became a centre for breweries, distilleries and the printing industry. It gained a special reputation for the making of clocks and watches, which activity once employed many people from around the area. Flourishing craft workshops still carry on some of the traditional trades, such as jewellery-making. Clerkenwell is home to Witherby’s, Europe’s oldest printing company.

After the Second World War, Clerkenwell suffered from industrial decline and many of the premises occupied by the engineering, printing publishing and meat and food trades (the last mostly around Smithfield) fell empty. Several acclaimed council housing estates were commissioned by Finsbury Borough Council. Modernist architect and Russian émigré Berthold Lubetkin’s listed Spa Green Estate, constructed 1943–1950, has recently been restored. The Finsbury Estate, constructed in 1968 to the designs of Joseph Emberton includes flats, since altered and re-clad.

A general revival and gentrification process began in the 1980s, and the area is now known for loft-living in some of the former industrial buildings. It also has young professionals, nightclubs and restaurants and is home to many professional offices as an overspill for the nearby City of London and West End.

Amongst other sectors, there is a notable concentration of design professions around Clerkenwell, and supporting industries such as high-end designer furniture showrooms.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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St Lukes Hospital for Lunatics, London
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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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In the neighbourhood...

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The third Grand Theatre, Islington (1903). This was built on the site of the former Philharmonic Hall and two previous Grand Theatres
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Islington Horse and Cattle market at the turn of the twentieth century.
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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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Saint John’s Gate, Clerkenwell, the main gateway to the Priory of Saint John of Jerusalem. The church was founded in the 12th century by Jordan de Briset, a Norman knight. Prior Docwra completed the gatehouse shown in this photograph in 1504. The gateway served as the main entry to the Priory, which was the center of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (the Knights Hospitallers).
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Sadler House on the Spa Green Estate from Rosebery Avenue (2011) The ’organic’ connection between old and new buildings intended by architect Berthold Lubetkin at Spa Green.
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The Camden Head, Islington This is a glorious old gin palace-style pub behind Upper Street, in existence since the 18th century.
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At the corner of Clerkenwell Road and Goswell Road sits the Hat and Feathers. It was built on the site of an earlier tavern around 1860 for owner James Leask. It was designed by William Finch Hill who specialised in music halls and pubs.
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The Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington (1861). View from Liverpool Road.
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Clerkenwell Green (1898) The water fountain shown here became public toilets.
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Great Arthur House, at the centre of the Golden Lane Estate, was the tallest residential building in Britain at the time of its construction.
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