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  1. Hackney, London - Wikipedia › wiki › Hackney,_London

    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 (6.4 km) northeast of Charing Cross, and includes part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

  2. Hackney’s heritage - Hackney London Borough Council › hackney-history

    Apr 22, 2020 · Moving beyond Windrush, although the Turkish speaking community have been present in Hackney since at least the 1930s, Turks from mainland Turkey came to live in London for both political and...

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    Feb 05, 2020 · ‘Even in the 1970s it seemed Hackney was still recovering from the devastation of the war and the slum clearance programmes. Hackney was a place to leave, with its crumbling council estates and ...

  5. London Borough of Hackney - Wikipedia › wiki › London_Borough_of_Hackney

    Topography and Landscape history. The London Borough of Hackney covers an area of 19.06 square kilometres (7.4 sq mi), rising westward from the Lea to reach 30 metres (98 ft) above sea level at Clapton Common and Stamford Hill. The area around Victoria Park, in the south of the borough lies about 15 metres (49 ft) above sea level.

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    Hackney was not mentionedin Domesday Book, which included most of itin the bishop of London's Stepney manor. Fourhides in Stepney held by Robert Fafiton mayhave been the later manor of Kingshold and hadland for 3 ploughs, of which Roger the sheriffhad 1 hide, 2 villeins had 26 a., and an unspecifiednumber of bordars had 3 virgates; there waswoodland for 60 pigs. (fn. 1) Hackney (later Lordshold) manor was still administered withStepney in 1318 and probably until after theBlack Death. By 1386-7 separate account rollssignified the lord's policy of retaining a fewmeadows while leasing out the other landspiecemeal. (fn. 2) The total receipts of c. £142 forHackney included £18 in fixed rents and £16for parcels of the demesne let to 10 tenants, insome instances for five years. (fn. 3) Rents from thedemesne, both arable and pasture, were higherin the 1390s than in the 1380s but much lowerin the early 15th century; they were stable,totalling £12 16s. 8d., for much of the early 16thcentury....

    On a site where there was apparentlyno mill in 1185 the Templars had in 1278 awatermill in Leyton and in 1307-8 adjoiningmills under the same roof, one in Leyton andone in Hackney. Both watermills passed with theTemplars' estate to the Hospitallers and in 1540to the Crown, which in 1593 leased them for 40years with adjoining lands, as Ruckholt andTemple mills, to Clement Goldsmith. (fn. 47) Theywere subleased in 1600 by Goldsmith to EdwardRyder, who sold his interest to George Bromleyin 1601 but reserved all fishing and the rightto operate his recently built flood gates. Aformer leather mill on the premises was theforerunner of many industrial buildings, but themain mills were still to be used for grindingcorn. (fn. 48) They were sold by the Crown, probablyin 1633, to Richard Trafford, whose son Johnleased them to Abraham Baker in 1637. Bakeras tenant had already improved the old mills andbuilt new ones, all of which were sold in 1668 byJohn Trafford's son Sigismund to John Samyne,g...

    A field called Gardenplot belonged to the king'smanor in 1535 (fn. 61) and artichokes were grown onan orchard of Grumbolds c. 1580. (fn. 62) The herbalist John Gerard (d. 1612) praised small turnipsgrown in Hackney for sale in London. (fn. 63) He alsoobtained foreign seeds from Lord Zouche,whose collection at Homerton was supervised byMatthias de Lobel (d. 1616), after whom thelobelia was named. (fn. 64) Both Evelyn in 1654 andPepys in 1666 admired Lord Brooke's garden,where oranges grew. (fn. 65) The garden of James Thynne at London Fieldsin 1666 was presumably the nursery advertisedin 1694 and occupied by John Thynne in 1695. (fn. 66) By 1745 nurseries and market gardens lined bothsides of Mare Street and stretched south of WickLane. (fn. 67) Middlesex's main market gardens layfarther west (fn. 68) and Hackney was less noted forhorticulture than was Hoxton (fn. 69)until buildingdrove nurserymen farther from London. Johann (John) Busch, from Hanover, hadsmall nursery sites on the w...

    Hucksters fromHackney, selling cheese in London, were accusedof regrating in 1377. (fn. 100) Occupations includedthose of sawyer in 1566, (fn. 101) embroiderer and joinerin 1598, (fn. 102) locksmith in 1613, poulterer and hackneyman in 1614, carpenter and cordwainer in1615, blacksmith, tailor, and baker in 1616,cutler in 1617, and butcher and shoemaker in 1618. (fn. 103) More numerous were 'moniers' (presumablymoney-changers or bankers), (fn. 104) victuallers orvintners, (fn. 105) brickmakers, (fn. 106) and silkweavers, (fn. 107) thetwo last representing activities for which partsof Hackney were later noted. Tradesmen's tokens, mostly of innkeepers, included one issuedby a chandler in 1656. (fn. 108) Brickhill and the Gravel Pit were crofts atClapton in 1535. (fn. 109) Brickmaking on 1½ a. nearBalmes was banned on the complaint of SirGeorge Whitmore in 1631. (fn. 110) The Whitmores in1660 leased land immediately south of thegrounds of Balmes House to John Waxham, aHoxton brickmaker,...

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    165-Hackney, Mare Street in the early 1970's According to Buses At Work, route 55 was introduced in October 1969. RT's from Leyton T garage worked the route until October 1972, when DMS's took over.

  8. Hackney carriage - Wikipedia › wiki › Hackney_carriage

    United Kingdom law. Laws about the definition, licensing and operation of hackney carriages have a long history. The most significant pieces of legislation by region are: In England and Wales: the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

  9. Old maps of Hackney › en › Hackney

    Charles Booth's 'Descriptive Map of London Poverty'. Detail showing the City of London and the East End The East End of London is the hell of poverty. Like one enormous black, motionless giant kraken, the poverty of London lies there in lurking silence and encircles with its mighty tentacles the life and wealth of the City. So wrote J H Mackay ...

  10. Shoreditch - Wikipedia › wiki › Shoreditch

    A south-west to north-east tube line called the Chelsea-Hackney line was proposed in 1970 by the then London Transport Board's London Rail Study as the next project after the completion of the Victoria line and the Fleet line (now the Jubilee line) but was not carried forward, it would have had a new tube station near Shoreditch Church if it ...

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