Old Broad Street, EC2N

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The road’s width being worthy of note in the 12thCentury when it was first named. Today, Old Broad Street runs from Broadgate Circle down to Thread Needle Street crossing both Liverpool Street and London Wall, however at the time John Rocque’s map from 1746 was published, it was much shorter and divided into New Broad Street, plain Broad Street where it crosses London Wall, and Pig Street at the junction with Thread Needle Street. The prefix Old appears to have been added sometime in the first half of the 19thCentury.

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