Category Archives: /–Overviews

Poplar Overview

Above: One of a mere handful of elegant houses remaining in Poplar High Street. The original hamlet of Poplar grew up on land just north of the Isle of Dogs and close to the riverside settlement at Blackwall. The earliest … Continue reading

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Piccadilly Overview

Above: The area of study called (by the author) Piccadilly. As well as two large parks, the land covered by streets is called Soho, Mayfair and Knightsbridge. There are few people who do not know the name in London of … Continue reading

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Aldgate and Portsoken Overview

Above: Boundary of the two wards – Aldgate and Portsoken – with their old boundaries shown in a RED dotted line. The Google map shows the City of London coloured PINK with a thin RED line indicating the present boundary. … Continue reading

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Tower (Ward) Overview

The Ward of Tower was so-called because it was near the Tower of London. The shape is almost rectangular with the southern side extending into the Thames and the eastern side being defined by the boundary of the City of … Continue reading

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Bermondsey Overview

Above: Looking north in Bermondsey Street at some of the houses from the old village of Bermondsey. Why is there a village called Bermondsey? In general, there are three main reasons for a village coming into existence. The first reason … Continue reading

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Stepney Overview

Above: If all you know of Stepney is Whitechapel Road and Mile End Road then there are plenty of splendid houses to be found. Some of the most interesting houses stand beside a road called Stepney Green. The Metropolitan Borough … Continue reading

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Bethnal Green Overview

Above: A terrace of elegant houses still standing in Paradise Row, at Bethnal Green. Bethnal Green started as a hamlet of the large parish of St Dunstan. Due to the increase in population in the 18th century – which was … Continue reading

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