Stoke Newington History Books
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“The farms and nursery gardens of these two old villages gave way to terraces for City workers in the 19th century. As with other suburbs the railway era permitted the affluent to leave, abandoning the area to poorer workers. The author records the problems related to the creation of Victoria Park and the significant local presence of protestant dissenting movements. Famous residents include Samuel Rogers, John Howard, General Booth and George Gilbert Scott.”
– Hackney and Stoke Newington Past
“Stoke Newington in the early nineteenth century was notable as an ‘old world’ suburb possessing great charm. Many of its interesting old houses, inns and chapels were recorded in the sketches and paintings of Thomas Hosmer Shepherd and his son. At the same time a new architectural genius was at work in the area; Thomas Cubitt, who pioneered mass building techniques and whose work also later became well-known in Pimlico and Belgravia. This book concentrates on the last one hundred years of Stoke Newington’s history and does so through the medium of old photographs. This superb collection of 200 photographs will appeal to all who know this fascinating area of London.”
– Stoke Newington (Images of England)
We also include the excellent Godfrey maps of Stoke Newington, which show the streets, houses, public houses, etc., and have the bonus of having a Business Directory of the area on the reverse.
We at FamLoc would very much like to republish out-of-print and new Stoke Newington history books, and welcome suggestions.