Following my post about Hoxton, I have been trying to figure out more accurately the precise division between Hoxton and Haggerston, which were created as separate parishes out of Shoreditch in 1830. The problem seems to be that they are parishes, municipal neighbourhoods and, in the case of Hoxton, a state of mind. I had thought that the boundary lay north-south down the Kingsland Road, as suggested by the location of Haggerston Park and Haggerston School, but I’ve realised it could be east-west along the Regent’s Canal, as suggested by the names of the stations on the new Overground. Perhaps someone can enlighten me ?
To help confuse matters, I am adding (which I omitted from my previous post) the terracotta ornament on the building which was once the Shoreditch Electric Light Station, has the wonderful inscription E PULVERE LUX ET VIS on its façade, and is in Coronet Street, Hoxton:-
And the early nineteenth-century artisan houses in Buttesland Street:-