Clerkenwell Green 9304

Greater London, England, Greater London

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.

History

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.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

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

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust