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Mare Street Triangle Hackney

Summary

By the 1720s Mare Street was a well populated district of the parish, with buildings on both sides of the road between Mutton Lane and London Lane in 1745. In 1827 it was so busy that the Mutton Lane verges were cut back to create a wider roadway and the central plot, later known as The Triangle, was fenced as an ornamental space. In 1883 this small area of land was given to Hackney Board of Works by the Lord of the Manor of Hackney. It was here that Evangeline, daughter of William Booth, began preaching from a soapbox at the age of 15. Described in 1928 as 'a small triangle of land at the junction of roads containing a few trees', there is now one mature plane tree, and a late C19th double length trough of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association, which was originally to the east of its current site.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Hackney Triangle Shrubbery

Site location:
Mare Street/Westgate Street

Postcode:
E8 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):
?1883

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Granite double length MDFCTA trough

Borough:
Hackney

Site ownership:
LB Hackney

Site management:
Streetscene

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: London Fields. Bus: 26, 277, 48, 55, 106, 236, 253, 277, D6.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2013
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.hackney.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ348839

Size in hectares:
0.012

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
Yes

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Mare Street

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
London Square

Fuller information

The site has been re-configured, with new paving etc.

Sources consulted:

Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928; Arthur Mee 'The King's England: London North of the Thames except the City and Westminster' (Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1972); Victoria County History

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