Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NEWINGTON-GREEN

NEWINGTON-GREEN, a metropolitan suburb in Islington and Stoke-Newington parishes, Middlesex; adjacent to the New river and to the Newington-Road station of the North London railway, 2¾ miles N by E of St. Paul's. It derived the latter part of its name from asquare green, edificed along the sides by old irregularlybuilt houses. An occasional residence of Henry VIII.was here; and a lane going hence to Ball's Pond is stillcalled Henry VIII. 's walk. A seat of the Hallidays and the Mildmays, latterly called Mildmay House, also was here. A Unitarian chapel is on the N side, and had Drs. Aikin and Price for ministers. V. Knox was a native, and Mrs. Barbauld was a resident.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a metropolitan suburb"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Middlesex AncC
Place: Newington Green

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