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Clerkenwell Green 9304

Brief Description

Not strictly speaking a village green, Clerkenwell Green was open space between St John's Priory and St Mary's Nunnery and was once the centre of the village.


In the C17th houses of the nobility and the wealthy were built here and the Green was planted with trees, which later blew down in 1796. By the C18th there was a pound, pillory and watch house here, with a turnstile at the entrance of Clerkenwell Close.

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Tube/Rail: Farringdon (Metropolitan and City, Circle). Bus: 55, 243


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust