St. Mary’s Nunnery

St James Clerkenwell

This church in the photo is St. James Clerkenwell, built by a local architect, James Carr, in 1788-92. It lies on the same ground as the far more ancient buildings … Read more

The Islington New Market

Islington New Market 1849 ILN

This short-lived cattle and livestock market was developed by a Mr Perkins in the 1830s, on land between the Lower Road (now Essex Road) and Southgate Road on the eastern … Read more

The City Pest House

Finsbury Pest House and Plague Pit

If you lived in the City of London and showed symptoms of plague in 1593, you were sent to one of the ‘Pest Houses’ outside the City boundaries to recover….or … Read more