Bethnal Green 1868 maps

Map 1. This area lies adjacent and to the east of Map2.


This 1868 map shows Pleasant Place, East Street, Smart Street, Green Street, Victoria Park Cemetery

Willie Parchman [ as mistranscribed on Findmypast] , 29, silk weaver, is living at 10 & 1/2 Pleasant Place, Bethnal Green - 2 other families living in number 10 - in 1861C

Between 1861-1871, daughter Elizabeth 1862 was reg.b.Whitechapel, this to the south of Map2, & a Joseph 1864 birth was reg. back in BG

William Parchment is living at 7, East St., Bethnal Green, aged 39, broad silk weaver. Ecclesiastical parish St. Simon Zelotes. in 1871C

Charlotte Parchment & 9 Parchment infants are buried in Victoria Park Cemetery, 1875 and 1858-1873

Margaret [likely reg as Mary] Parchment was buried 15/7/1873 aged 1 yr from 38 Smart Street - this running N/S accross East Street. So was she a daughter of William, the 2 streets being adjacent.

William Parchment remarried Elizabeth Austin in 1877, living at 54 Green Street: this the main road running west/east just above East Street

St. Judes Church is top left. George Parchment 1852 married Mary Stebbing here 30/3/1872


Map 2. This area lies adjacent and to the west of Map 1.


This 1868 map shows Sale Street - and I think Crossland Place/Square was off this - and Viaduct Street

23/07/1869 Charlotte Caroline Parchment was born at 5 Crossland Place, Bethnal Green. Also her elder brother Albert Parchment was born here 12/9/1867..

Samuel Parchment 1823 lived at 55 Viaduct Street from 1857 and his widow died there in 1908

Cambridge Street is at top centre: Minerva Street- top right, leading into the Old Bethnal Green Road : James Parchment 1833 was in Cambridge Street in 1861C, Minerva Road in 1868. There was VPC 1867? burial of Helena Parchment from Old Bethnal Green Road.

AYork Street, with Great York Street and Little York Street abutting Church Road, beside Holy Trinity Church, are just to west of this map, , and this runs W E just below Nichols Street - a very run down street. Little York Street, Holy Trinity parish, was where James Parchment was living in 1871C

White Street runs N/S across Sale Street: James Parchment 1833 lived White Street in 1860 & in 1873. His widow remarried in St. James the Great [on B.G.road] in 1875

Montague Street is just to the south of this map - about 4 streets below King Street. 6 Montague Street was where Ellen Eleanor Parchment, b.1863, aged 2, died in 1866, both events Whitechapel

Thorold Street, where a 1 yr old Joseph Parchment, b. Sep 1864, died 26/5/1866,both B.G., was built across Thorold Square - this above the et of Church Street, just below centre of map So Joseph was probably a son of James

229 Brick Lane where James Parchment 1792 was living when he married Sophia Hitchcock in Christ Church Spitalfields in November 1841 runs NS in the bottom left, Christ Church off to its west..

Mount Street where WJ Lyons married Jessie Sullivan in 1909 runs N S on the lhs of the map - St. Philips Church shown.

A modern analysis has placed Bethnal Green as the second poorest London parish in 1841, the poorest by 1871

From: "The Builder" (January 28th 1871): The streets on each side of Old Bethnal Green Road we found in an abominably dirty condition. Minerva Street, - sludge, heaps of filth and ashes unremoved. Off Bethnal Green Road proper we found many streets and lanes in a similarly neglected condition. In the back and low places are choked drains, inundation, and heaps of unremoved refuse. In White Street and its offsets, and Derbyshire Street, there was no end of sludge, and not a scavenger or sweeper to be seen anywhere. Round about this quarter a great many poor are located, eking out a subsistence in making articles of household use for children, costermongers, wood-splitters, chair-carvers, pill-box makers, and several other shop and house articles for sundry uses, the profits from which enable them to keep body and soul together. Granby Street, Gosset Street, Thorold Square, Nelson Street, Essex Street, Gibraltar Walk, and the lanes, courts, and streets leading off these places, we found in an unclean and filthy condition. In all our walks about Bethnal Green, we did not meet more than half a dozen scavengers at work. Gibraltar Walk dips down into a hollow from Bethnal Green Road, and here and there are brokers, furniture-dealers, bird-fanciers, and cage-makers. If their health is good, they must have iron constitutions. The Bethnal Green vestry ought to take a walk round this quarter, and see whether its condition will have any effect on stirring them into action; but these last-named places are beauty itself compared with other unmentionable localities, where the "social evil" and the small-pox are killing bodies and damning souls together.


William Parchment 1831