Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SAFFRON-HILL

SAFFRON-HILL, a liberty and a sub-district in Holborn district, Middlesex; all forming a dense and centralportion of the metropolis. The liberty adjoins the liberties of Hatton-Garden, Ely-Rents, and Ely-Place; and the four liberties comprise 30 acres. Pop. of the four, in 1,851, 8, 728; in 1861, 7, 148. Houses, 643.—The sub-district contains also the Charterhouse and St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, and comprises 60 acres. Pop. in 1851, 13, 837; in 1861, 12,012. Houses, 1, 105.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a liberty"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Holborn PLU/RegD       Middlesex AncC
Place: Saffron Hill

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