The Anonymous Widower

The Old Hackney Town Hall

These pictures show the Old Hackney Town Hall.

It is now a pub and Grade II Listed.

Behind the building is the Grade I Listed St.Augustine’s Tower, which is all that remains of the 16th Century parish church of St. Augustine.

December 29, 2021 - Posted by | World | , , ,


  1. I remember going past the Old Town Hall on the bus when returning from Sutton House, a 16th century National Trust property which originally sat in 30 acres of Middlesex countryside and is on Homerton High St. As a result I have had a look at British History Online. It seems to me that Hackney’s current status belies a long and distinguished history.
    The Old Town Hall as it is known was built in 1802 as the Vestry Rooms, for an assembly of Church and the local Laity as a sort of Parochial Parish Council. Later on under local government reorganization it turned into the form of local council we’ve come to recognise.

    Comment by fammorris | December 29, 2021 | Reply

  2. I was actually visiting the Marks and Spencer Food opposite, which must be one of the poshest in London.

    Comment by AnonW | December 29, 2021 | Reply

  3. Thank you – some of my ancestors lived in that vague area, and my grandpa apparently used to go “across the marshes” to somewhere – the marshes apparently being Hackney Marshes. The family in question were from North Norfolk, but there was a family business in Hallsville Road which my gt gt grandfather worked in, along with various brothers and sons on occasions. His wife and 5 daughters lived with him there and his wife educated their daughters.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | December 30, 2021 | Reply

    • That’s close to Canning Town station.

      Comment by AnonW | December 30, 2021 | Reply

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