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Stoke Newington Common

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Stoke Newington Common

About 400,000 years ago, where you now stand was on the banks of the River Thames and early stone-age flint tools found here can be seen in the Museum of London. The current A10 (High Street) was constructed by the Romans, linking London to Cambridge. ‘Stoke Newington’ was named by Anglo Saxon people and means ‘little town in the woods’.

Until the late 1800’s much of the local area was farmland or market gardens. The common was shared by local people to graze animals and was much larger. The railway divided it in the 1800s.

Brooke River ran along the north side of the Common, behind you. Since the late 19th Century it has been run underground, under Northwold Rd. The oldest surviving houses are those on Sanford Terrace which were built in 1788-90.

Erected c.2000.

Site: Stoke Newington Common (1 memorial)

N16, Northwold Road, Stoke Newington Common

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Stoke Newington Common

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