South Hackney

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Coordinates: 51°32′35″N 0°02′51″W / 51.54314°N 0.04743°W / 51.54314; -0.04743

South Hackney
South Hackney is located in Greater London
South Hackney
South Hackney
 South Hackney shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ355845
    - Charing Cross 4.8 mi (7.7 km)  SW
London borough Hackney
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district E9
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Hackney South and Shoreditch
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South Hackney is a district in the London Borough of Hackney situated 4.8 miles (7.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.

It is immediately north of Victoria Park and the area centred on Victoria Park Road and Lauriston Road. Sometimes known as Victoria Park Village, particularly by estate agents, to distinguish the residential area from the rest of Hackney.

In Tudor times, South Hackney consisted of two small settlements. One around the modern Grove and Lauriston Roads; the other where Grove Street and Well Street meet. There were two moated houses, the one on the north side of Well Street belonging to the Knights Hospitaller in 1416. The house survived into the 18th century, but by then it was in decline and the tenants included chimney sweeps. This is commemorated by the name of the Two Black Boys public house.[1]

In Church Crescent, near the church are six almshouses, created by a bequest from William Monger in 1669, and funded by land on Hackney Marshes. This land subsequently came into the control of Sir John Cass. The almshouses were rebuilt in 1849, with funds from Sir John Cass's Foundation.[2]

Victoria Park was laid out between 1842–46, the large Victorian villas that characterise this area were built soon after. South Hackney originally had a chapel of ease, but became an independent parish in 1825, with the parish church of St John the Baptist erected in 1848.[3]

The area is well served by shops, restaurants and public houses.

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Transport and locale[edit]

Districts within the London Borough of Hackney.

There are no London Underground stations in the district, but Mile End tube station, a mile to the south is served by the Hammersmith & City, District and Central lines.

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