The London Borough of Hackney (/ ˈ h æ k n i / HAK-nee) is a London borough in Inner London. The historical and administrative heart of Hackney is Mare Street, which lies 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Charing Cross. The borough is named after Hackney, its principal district. Southern and eastern parts of the borough are popularly regarded as being part of east London, with the northwest belonging to north London.
London Borough of Hackney: Shown within Greater London: Official website: LB Hackney: Geography Status: London borough: Area — Total Ranked 349th 19.06 km²: ONS code: 00AM Admin HQ: Mare Street, Hackney Demographics Population — Total (2005 est.) — Density: Ranked 64th (of 354) 207,700 10,897 / km² Ethnicity: 59.4% White, including: 44.1% White British 3.1% White Irish
The borough was one of twenty-eight metropolitan boroughs created by the London Government Act 1899. It was the successor to the vestry of the parish of Hackney, which had been the local authority since 1894. Between 1855 and 1894 the parish had been administered with Stoke Newington as the Hackney District.
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Hackney is a district in East London, England, forming around two thirds of the area of the modern London Borough of Hackney, to which it gives its name. It is 4 miles northeast of Charing Cross, and includes part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Historically it was within the county of Middlesex. In the past it was also referred to as Hackney Proper to distinguish it from the village which subsequently developed in the vicinity of Mare Street, the term Hackney Proper being applied to the wi
Hackney was an administrative unit with consistent boundaries from the early Middle Ages to the creation of the larger modern borough in 1965. It was based for many centuries on the Ancient Parish of Hackney, the largest in Middlesex. Hackney was a sub-Manor of the Manor of Stepney, and the ancient parish of Hackney was an early daughter parish of Stepney, though the date the Hackney parish was established is not known. Hackney's church is first recorded around 1275 and Hackney may have been an
The first surviving records of the place name are as Hakney and Hakeneye. The name is Old English, but the meaning is not certain. It seems clear however that the ‘ey’ element refers to an island or a raised or otherwise dry area in marshland. The term 'island' in this context can also mean land situated between two streams.
Hackney is a mostly low-lying area in proximity to two rivers, the Lea and the Hackney Brook. This would have made the area attractive for pastoral and arable agriculture, meaning most of the area is likely to have been deforested at an early date. There is archaeological evidenc
There will have been a network of probably minor, local roads in Hackney before the Romans conquered southern Britain after 43AD, but the areas proximity to the provincial capital, Londinium, meant that it was soon crossed by two large long-distance routes. The first was Ermine S
The area around Millfields Park, Lower Clapton is sometimes described as the site of a battle in which Aescwine, having rebelled against Octa, King of Kent, defeats him in battle and becomes the first King of Essex. The ford over the Lea is referred to in the accounts of the batt
The outline of Hackney's traditional boundary resembles a right-angled triangle with the right-angle in the SW and the Lower Lea Valley, running NW-SE forming the hypotenuse. The western boundary is based on the N-S axis of the Roman A10, though the sub-district of De Beauvoir Town lies beyond it, as do small areas of Dalston and Stamford Hill. The district's southern boundary follows the Regents Canal-Hertford Union Canal in part, and for the remainder marches a little to the north of it, with
Open spaces in Hackney include: 1. Clapton Common 2. Hackney Downs 3. Hackney Marshes 4. Mabley Green 5. London Fields 6. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 7. Springfield Park and Spring Hill Recreation Ground 8. Stoke Newington Common, originally known as Cockhangar Green, and part of Hackney rather than Stoke Newington proper 9. Victoria Park 10. Well Street Common 11. West Hackney Recreation Ground 12. Millfields Park
The London Borough of Hackney (pronunciation (help·info)) is a Lunnon burgh locatit in East Lunnon an north o the Ceety o Lunnon. It is currently pairt o the East subregion, tho wis includit in the North subregion frae 2008 tae 2011. It is ane o the Inner Lunnon burghs. The local authority is Hackney London Borough Council.
Location of the London Borough of Hackney within Greater London Among those who were born in the London Borough of Hackney ( pronunciation ( help · info ) ), or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order, within category) :
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