Ely Place dates from the 1860s but the name dates from 1669

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Ely Place dates from the 1860s but the name dates from 1669.

On 11 November 1651, property owner Thomas Robinson sold a portion of his land to one Francis Kirkman. It was described as a 'parcel of ground 34 feet wide and from 74 to 84 feet long (...) and the entry way from Hoxton Street between the houses, and a garden plot of one acre extending eastwards to Kingsland Highway'.

In 1665, the Joiners' Company purchased an estate at Hoxton and in 1669, sold it on to the overseers of the poor of the Liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden and Ely Rents. This forms the basis for Ely Place and the land to its north (part of which was developed into the Shoreditch Workhouse).

Obliterated during Second World War bombing, 1974 saw an area including Lynedoch Street and Ely Place redeveloped.

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