Mile End New Town  Middlesex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mile End New Town like this:

MILE-END-NEW-TOWN. a quondam hamlet, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Whitechapel district, Middlesex. The quondam hamlet is now a compact portion of the metropolis; lies N of Whitechapel-road, on the Eastern Counties railway, between Bishopsgate and Mile-End r. stations, contiguous to Whitechapel, Spitalfields, and Bethnal-Green parishes, 1¾ mile ENE of St. ...

Pauls; was once a part of the ancient parish of Stepney, but is now a distinct parish for the relief of the poor; and has a post office ‡ under London NE. Acres, 42. Real property, £16,373. Pop. in 1851,10,183; in 1861,10,845. Houses, 1,178.—The chapelry is conterminate with the quondam hamlet; was constituted in 1841; and bears the name of All Saints. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of London. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of London. The church stands in Spicer-street, and was built in 1839. There are an Independent chapel in Church-street, rebuiltin 1860; a Roman Catholic of St. Ann, with monastery and nunnery attached; national schools adjoining the church, and built in 1840; ragged schools, called King Edward's schools, in Albert-street; a refuge for destitute girls, called King Edward's refuge, and connected with the ragged schools; and one of the two workhouses of Whitechapel district, occupied, at the census of 1861, by 638 inmates.—The sub-district contains also parts of Whitechapel and Spitalfields parishes; and comprises 64 acres. Pop. in 1851,14,543; in 1861,15,392. Houses, 1,634.

The location is that of the parish of Mile End New Town, as recorded in our boundary mapping.

Mile End New Town through time

Mile End New Town is now part of Tower Hamlets district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tower Hamlets has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mile End New Town itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mile End New Town, in Tower Hamlets and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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