Mr Bradshaw says ‘..Pentonville …Of late years it has extended rapidly, Barnsbury Road and Barnsbury Park, a new and daily improving district, derive their names from Lady Juliana Berners, Abbess of St Albans, who had a large manor is this neighbourhood..’.
The village of Islington was known for its clean, fresh air and its dairy farms. The Drapers Company inherited land known as ‘Gossey Field’ in the late 1600s which was farmed and then used as a cattle pen en route … Continued
Richard Cloudesley was a man of standing and substance who lived in Islington, where he died in 1518. His will directed that income from his land should be used for charitable purposes. The land was ‘Stony Fields’, or the Fourteen Acres, and his … Continued