Monthly Archives: April 2022

Canonbury Tower

Above: The photograph was taken in 2001 when the building was still in use as the Tower Theatre. Canonbury is a district on the east side of the London Borough of Islington. The name derives from a manor that in … Continue reading

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Myddleton, Hugh (Statue)

Above: The statue showing Myddelton in Tudor dress at Islington Green. The design and construction of the New River are attributed solely to Sir Hugh Myddelton (1560 – 10 December 1631). There were, however, others who assisted in the execution … Continue reading

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Claremont Square

Above: A terrace of elegant houses standing on the west side of the square. Claremont Square is situated on the south side of Pentonville Road at its highest point and the northern side of the square is Pentonville Road. Instead … Continue reading

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Pentonville – Quick Look Around

Above: One of the more upmarket terraces in Pentonville Road. Pentonville Road is part of a long thoroughfare extending west from the City of London to join with Edgware Road at Paddington. The road was formed by a local Act … Continue reading

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White Conduit

The water conduit was built in 1431 under royal licence to supply the Monastery of Charterhouse with water. A source of water was found at Islington and a pipe (called a conduit) was constructed to bring fresh water to Charterhouse, … Continue reading

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Chapel Market

In these modern times, a busy street market is becoming a rare sight whereas, in Victorian times, street markets were where most of the shopping was carried out for those of more modest means. In what is now Inner London, … Continue reading

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Chaucer’s Pilgrims – The Parson

Above: The Parson is shown seated on his horse. He is shown with his hair tonsured (the head partially shaved) as was the fashion with men of the church in medieval times. He would have needed a horse to travel … Continue reading

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Chaucer’s Pilgrims – The Yeoman

Above: The yeoman as he appeared in an illustration to an early publication of the Canterbury Tales. Notice the longbow on one side of his body and the ends of arrows to the left of the yeoman. The baldric is … Continue reading

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Islington Tunnel

Above: The western end of the tunnel which is under Muriel Road, Islington. Part of the entrance at the eastern end is just visible. The tunnel is the longest on the Regent’s Canal, allowing the canal to pass under the … Continue reading

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Regent’s Canal at Islington

Above: Looking east on the towpath below Duncan Terrace. The route of the Regent’s Canal (working from west to east) is via the London Borough of Westminster, the London Borough of Camden, the London Borough of Hackney and finally the … Continue reading

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