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St John Street, Islington

Posted by London Guided Walks on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Under: Local History

St John Street, Islington

St John Street, Islington, was originally a lane linking the village of Islington to the City of London.

When you look up St John Street (as in the pic above) you can see a slight incline. That's been made up of gravels from the ice age. Underneath that is London clay. Where the gravel and London clay meet there is a line of fresh water springs. 

Those springs are still evident in place names such as Sadler's Wells and Clerk's Wells, more commonly known as Clerkenwell today.

The geology has had a really important influence in the way this area started to develop. 

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