Walk #4 Shoreditch & Hoxton

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Walk 4

Shoreditch & Hoxton

Duration: 2 hours

Shoreditch is an ancient London parish and Hoxton was a hamlet just outside the City walls. From the new London Bridge the Romans drove a road due North to their legionary fortress at Lincoln – Shoreditch High Street and Kingsland Road follow the line of Ermine Street – and another marched across the fields outside the city wall towards Colchester. They crossed at Shoreditch, just North of what became the Bishop's Gate. There has been a village here ever since.

We are suggesting a circular walk from the cross­ roads at Shoreditch Church, through the old village of Hoxton and back by Kingsland Road. As you will see from the map, you can choose when you reach Hoxton Street (20) to return straight to the Town Hall in Old Street. The whole walk, taken gently, should take about two hours.

This and four other walks are available in print from this website.

© Copyright 1994 The Hackney Society

With thanks to London Borough of Hackney Conservation Group and Archives Section and the Hoxton Trust for permission to use old plans and drawings.

Text and drawings by Cazenove Architects Cooperative
Typeset by Clive Akerman
Printed by KKS Printing
Funded by Dalston City Partnership

IMPORTANT NOTE - this original publication and is provided for historical, personal and educational use only. A substantial amount of time has elapsed since publication and some information in this walk may no longer be valid or sensible. No warranty is provided nor can any responsibility be taken for any reliance upon it. For further information or to purchase an original copy email bookorders@hackneysociety.org

 

This page was added on 12/03/2020.