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De Beauvoir Square

Above: Houses on one side of the square. The semi-detached villas surrounding De Beauvoir Square were designed in Dutch style by Robert Lewis Roumieu, a Huguenot descendant, and Alexander Dick Gough. They were built 1838-39 when Richard Benyon de Beauvoir, … Continue reading

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Bishop Wood’s Almshouses

Above: The almshouses in 1998, when they were still in use. These unusual almshouses were erected in 1665 by Dr Thomas Wood, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. He was born in the parish of Hackney in 1607 and died in … Continue reading

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Hackney Town Hall (Old)

Above: View looking north along Mare Street at the white stone building which was once the town hall. To the right is the remaining tower of the old church of St Augustine which is still surrounded by a large number … Continue reading

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Hackney Overview

Above: The London Borough of Hackney shown on Google Maps. The yellow dotted lines show the old Metropolitan boundaries of Stoke Newington and Shoreditch. Other place-names in the old Metropolitan Borough of Hackney have been added to the map. For … Continue reading

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Hackney, London Borough of

Above: Outline map showing all the old Metropolitan Boroughs. Three are shown in GREEN. They were combined to form today’s London Borough of Hackney. This year we shall take a look at the whole of the London Borough of Hackney. … Continue reading

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East London

Above: There are no Saxon or Norman maps of London. To illustrate the approximate area of East London, we will use part of Cary’s map of 1786. It shows the line of the old Roman road leading north out of … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 1)

Above: Map of old Metropolitan London. The boundary lines show all original Metropolitan Boroughs. Those being considered in this academic year are coloured GREEN. Stoke Newington, Hackney and Shoreditch make up today’s London Borough of Hackney. Bethnal Green and Stepney … Continue reading

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