Blomfield Street, EC2M

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In 1749, this was Little Moor Gate and by 1799 Little Moorfield and Broker Row and ran along the east side of old Bethlam Hospital situated in Lower Moorfield. By 1829 it had become Bloomfield Place with the present name dating from 1831. It is named after Charles James Blomfield (May 29, 1786 – August 5, 1857), Bishop of London for 28 years during which time he oversaw a large increase in churches and clergy to serve the rapidly-growing population. He had previously been Rector of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, between 1820 and 1828.

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