Dingley Place, EC1V

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Commemorates Charles James Dingley, who proposed this link road to reduce journey times between the new Pentonville Road and Moorgate in 1756. It was opened in June 1761, only four months after worked started, since the new road followed many existing routes. The project transformed journey times cutting a mile off the journey between Moorgate and Islington village. It was considered the finest road around London “with a footpath on each side”. In a rare display of modesty, for the time, Dingley refused to have the road named after him. This and Dingley Road were renamed in 1910 as a sign of gratitude to their projector.

 

 

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