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Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets

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Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets

Spitalfields is a former parish in the borough of Tower Hamlets, in the East End of London, near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane. The Liberty of Norton Folgate and the neighbouring Liberty of the Old Artillery Ground were merged into Spitalfields in 1921. The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields Market, and various Brick Lane Markets on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyTower Hamlets
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ3381
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets has been known in the past

Christchurch Spitalfields ~ Old Artillery Ground ~ Spittle Fields ~ Spittlefields

Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Old Artillery Ground, par., Middlesex, within the parl. bor. of Tower Hamlets, 5 ac., pop. 2516.

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