In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Grays Inn Road like this:
GRAYS INN LANE, two chapelries, and a sub-district, in St. Pancras parish and district, Middlesex. The chapelries are St. Bartholomew and St. Jude; they lie around Grays Inn Lane or Grays Inn Road, in London, about 1½ mile NW of St. Paul's; and the former was constituted in 1860, the latter, subsequently. Pop. of St. B., 5, 318. Houses, 605. Pop. of St. J., 8, 427. Houses, 889. The livings are vicarages in the diocese of London. Value of St. B., £300; of St. J., £300. * Patrons of St. ...
B., Trustees; of St. J., alternately the Crown and the Bishop. St. Jude's church was built in 1864, at a cost of £6, 000; is a brick structure, of nave, aisles, and deep chancel; and has a picturesque but foreinn looking facade, and a lofty tower.The sub-district is bounded, on the N, by the Ne Road; on the W, by a line in front of the E of Burton Crescent; on other sides, by the parishes of Clerkenwell, St. Giles, and St. George Bloomsbury. Acres, 155. Pop., 27, 808. Houses, 2, 887.
Location is approximately half way along Grays Inn Road.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Grays Inn Road has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Camden. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Grays Inn Road and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grays Inn Road, in Camden and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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