Mile End Road, E1

Road in/near Stepney Green, existing until now.

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Mile End Road is an ancient route from London to the East, moved to its present alignment after the foundation of Bow Bridge in 1110.

Mile End - more specifically the turnpike on Whitechapel Road at the crossroads with Cambridge Heath Road - was situated one mile from Aldgate; hence the name. It was first recorded in 1288 and known as Aldgatestrete. The area running alongside Mile End Road was known as Mile End Green, and became known as a place of assembly for Londoners, as reflected in the name of Assembly Passage.

During the medieval period, the Mile End Road was surrounded by expansive open fields. As the centuries progressed, speculative developments emerged, resulting in a mix of working-class and lower-class housing. This area often attracted immigrants and newcomers to the city seeking residence.

Notably, the Mile End Road played a significant role in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, as Wat Tyler and his followers gathered here. Furthermore, in 1657, Oliver Cromwell granted permission for the establishment of a Jewish cemetery along the Mile End Road.

Starting from 1800, Stepney began expanding towards the southern side of the Mile End Road. This led to the development of a district known as Mile End New Town, situated east of Brick Lane. The section of houses along the Mile End Road itself became known as Mile End Old Town.

Captain Cook’s House, dating back to the 18th century, stands as a reminder of a time when the land surrounding the Mile End Road was open on both sides, allowing travellers approaching London to catch glimpses of ship masts.

Various notable architectural structures emerged along the road. In 1717, Anthony Ireland constructed a terrace, while Thomas Andrews built Malplaquet House in 1741-1742. Nearby, Bellevue Place, Maria Terrace, and Mile End Place stand as dignified examples of housing designed for local industry workers, including brewery workers and artisans.

It became the fashion for Eastenders to promenade along the Mile End Road at weekends, dressed in their Sunday best and admiring the shop windows.




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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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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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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Wendy    
Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Charles   
Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.

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NH   
Added: 7 Mar 2024 11:41 GMT   

Telephone House
Donald Hunter House, formerly Telephone House, was the BT Offices closed in 2000

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Paul Cox   
Added: 5 Mar 2024 22:18 GMT   

War damage reinstatement plans of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street
Whilst clearing my elderly Mothers house of general detritus, I’ve come across original plans (one on acetate) of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street. Might they be of interest or should I just dispose of them? There are 4 copies seemingly from the one single acetate example. Seems a shame to just junk them as the level of detail is exquisite. No worries if of no interest, but thought I’d put it out there.

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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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The original Black Boy pub.
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Bonner Street (1960s)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Adams House, Mile End Road
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The original Black Boy pub.
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Lost department stores of London: Wickhams on the Mile End Road The photo shows a foggy day in November 1933. The story of the weird shop that separated the two halves of Wickhams will no doubt be told by somebody!
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Cottage, Mile End Place (2023)
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XX Place, E1 is one of the oddest street names which ever existed in London. It was built in 1842 for workers employed at the nearby Charringtons Brewery who called it "two X place" or "Double X Place". XX Place was demolished in 1958 as part of a London County Council slum clearance programme.
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Wickhams Department Store, Mile End Road (1956) The Spiegelhalter jewellers shop held out against the 1920s construction of Wickhams, causing the department store to be built in two halves. The story: https://youtu.be/MP3rP0wMBdc
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Beer in the evening
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Beer in the evening
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Beer in the evening
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