Tredegar Square

Much the grandest of the east end squares is Tredegar Square, where the bishop used to live, just north of Mile End tube.  It was laid out on land belonging to Sir Charles Morgan of Tredegar House, a large Caroline house just outside Newport, by William King, an architect-cum-surveyor.   The houses were stuccoed in the 1830s giving it a whiff of the Brighton seafront and it was always gentrified by comparison to the surrounding neighbourhood:-

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Nearly as fine are the neighbouring streets, Coborn Street:

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And Coborn Road, previously known as Cut Throat Lane and which once had its own railway station:

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