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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.
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
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:
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.

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
Grid ref: TQ348839
Size in hectares: 0.012
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
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

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