Stoke Newington  Middlesex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stoke Newington like this:

STOKE-NEWINGTON, a metropolitan suburb and a parish in Middlesex. The suburb lies adjacent to the New River and the North London railway, 3¼ miles N by E of St. Paul's, London; grew around a village, anciently called Neweton; extends now, beyond its own proper parish, into the parishes of West Hackney, Hornsey, and Islington; and has post-offices7dd. ...

under London S, and a police station. The parish is a sub-district of Hackney district, and comprises 639 acres. Real property, £40,528. Pop. in 1851, 4,840; in 1861, 6,608. Houses, 1,040. The manor belonged, before the Norman conquest, to St. Paul's cathedral; was vested, at an early period, in a prebend of that cathedra1; was held, under the prebendaries, by the Pattens, the Dudleys, the Pophams, the Gunstons, the Abneys, and the Eades; and has passed to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London. Value, £820.* Patron, the Bishop of L. The old church was rebuilt in 1563; and is a brick edifice, with tower and spire. The new church was opened in 1858, but not completed till 1863; and is a spacious and noble edifice, in a style between early English and decorated. St. Matthias' chapelry, constituted in 1848, and partly in Hornsey parish, is a separate charge, a p. curacy, £265,* in the patronage of alternately the Crown and the Bishop. There are several dissenting chapels, several public schools, a lunatic asylum, an invalid asylum for females, and charities £94. See Abney-Park.

Stoke Newington through time

Stoke Newington is now part of Hackney district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hackney has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stoke Newington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stoke Newington, in Hackney and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th June 2024

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