Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, 1862, in Islington & Highbury, Day 8 (no.73)

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In this and the following post Mr Bradshaw and I wander about to find the notable sights of Islington in 1862. ‘..The Pentonville or Model Prison, in the Caledonian Road, was built in 1842….It contains 1,000 separate cells, which are … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, 1862, Day 8, The Thornhill Estate (no.69)

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The Thornhill Estate¬†in London was laid out between 1810-49 by Joseph Kay on land owned by the Thornhill family. The family¬†originated in Yorkshire, moving to Diddington Manor in 1730. Their property portfolio was extensive, and included 86 acres in Islington … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, Lonsdale Square (no.66)

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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

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