Brett Road, E8

Place Name

Named in 1874, in honour of Robert Brett (1808 – 1874), a wealthy doctor and churchman. Brett was concerned at the flourishing of local Dissenting chapels such as the Newington Green Unitarian Church at the expense of the Established Church, whose local buildings simply could not accommodate the area’s rapidly growing population. To alleviate the problem he paid the costs for building St Matthias Church in Stoke Newington.

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