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Old 04-17-2012, 12:55 AM
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Hi everyone,

Could anyone be so kind as to point out where 'Church Row' is, please. I think it is near the junction of Baker's Row and Bucks Row but I have been unable to locate it.

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Hello Lucky. Welcome to the boards.

Are you looking, perhaps, for Mrs. Long's residence? If so, there is still a bit of debate on that.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:05 AM
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Hi Mr Lucky,

Welcome to Casebook.

Here's Church Street.

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Source: 1888 Post Office Map.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:32 AM
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Hi Lynn and Simon,

Thanks for the speedy replies.

Sorry, I could have been clearer, the reference is from Robert Paul, Lloyds Weekly News, 2 sept 1888 -
'I saw one in Church-row, just at the top of Buck's-row'

I'm assuming he means the opposite end to the Brady street end.
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Hi Lynn and Simon,

Thanks for the speedy replies.

Sorry, I could have been clearer, the reference is from Robert Paul, Lloyds Weekly News, 2 sept 1888 -
'I saw one in Church-row, just at the top of Buck's-row'

I'm assuming he means the opposite end to the Brady street end.
I think that is an error as there isn't a Church Row. Whites Row was the tail end of Bucks Row. The Eastern end of Hanbury Street use to be called Church Street, but I think Robert Paul was talking about PC Mizen who said he was in Hanbury Street so I would think that is what Paul meant.

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:20 AM
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I think that is an error as there isn't a Church Row. Whites Row was the tail end of Bucks Row. The Eastern end of Hanbury Street use to be called Church Street, but I think Robert Paul was talking about PC Mizen who said he was in Hanbury Street so I would think that is what Paul meant.

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Hi Rob,
Thanks for the help, That does explain why I couldn't find it on the O.S. map I looked at!

However, it has to noticed that Paul said 'At the top of Bucks row' as a qualifier, so it is possible 'Church row' was a local nickname and not recorded on contempary maps? As Paul lived and worked in the area, I'm surprised he could so easily mix up Bucks row and Hanbury Street .

I had previously, considered Paul may have been refering to 'Court Street'

Also, just out of curiosity, when did the Church street changed its name to Hanbury street?, wasn't part of Hanbury Street previously known as 'Brown's Lane' as well, was that at the same time?

Thanks again
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Presumably you mean this one. Just of Bethnal Green Road and is called St Matthews Row today.

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