Clifton Street, EC2A

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At the end of the 18thCentury this was still largely undeveloped land, a pathway leading from Worship Street to North Green. By 1868 however it was fully laid out, broken into three parts: Clifton Street running from Sun Street (then called Crown Street) to Worship Street; Upper Clifton Street running from Worship Street to Scrutton Street (then called New North Street); and, from Scrutton Street it was called Clifton Street North. The name Clifton, from the fashionable area of Bristol, became a popular one among mid-19thCentury developers following the construction of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge between 1832 and 1864.

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