Saffron Hill  Middlesex


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

SAFFRON-HILL, a liberty and a sub-district in Holborn district, Middlesex; all forming a dense and centralportion of the metropolis. The liberty adjoins the liberties of Hatton-Garden, Ely-Rents, and Ely-Place; and the four liberties comprise 30 acres. Pop. of the four, in 1,851, 8, 728; in 1861, 7, 148. Houses, 643.—The sub-district contains also the Charterhouse and St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, and comprises 60 acres. Pop. in 1851, 13, 837; in 1861, 12,012. Houses, 1, 105.

The location is approximately half way along the street Saffron Hill, which is also roughly the centre of the former Liberty of Saffron Hill.

Saffron Hill through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Saffron Hill, in Camden and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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