Bow Common

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Bow Common
Bow Common is located in Greater London
Bow Common
Bow Common
 Bow Common shown within Greater London
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Coordinates: 51°31′05″N 0°01′16″W / 51.518010°N 0.021093°W / 51.518010; -0.021093

Bow Common is a small area near Bow in the borough of Tower Hamlets, London, located to the south-east of Mile End.

It has historically been a poor, industrial district - a gas works remains in the area.[1] In 1883 anti-poverty campaigner Andrew Mearns commented on the lack of church attendance amongst locals, and Charles Booth described it as 'worse than almost any district in London.'[2] Many slums were cleared during the course of the 20th century, a process hastened by bomb damage in the Second World War.[3]

St Paul's Church dates from 1960 (replacing one damaged in the war) and is now a Grade II* listed building.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 53-4.
  2. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 53-4.
  3. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 53-4.
  4. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 53-4.