Vernon Road, E11

Place Name

Named, along with the adjacent Harold Road, in honour of the Reverend Harold Vernon, who was the second vicar of St John’s, Leytonstone, between 1864 and 1870. According to the church’s website: “Little is known about the second Vicar of St John’s. He came from Sutton, where he was first Curate than later Surrogate, before becoming Perpetual Curate of St. John’s. The road was laid out and developed in the late 19thCentury.”

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