"Chicksand Street, Mile End New Town"
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Economic Map of London showing Chicksand St, 1889
Public DomainEconomic Map of London showing Chicksand St, 1889 - Credit: Charles Booth

Chicksand Street lies just north of Whitechapel in London's East End.  It adjoins the famous Brick Lane.  The Booth map pictured shows plenty of black around Chicksand Street, indicating a very poor neighbourhood (black represents the "lowest class...occasional labourers, street sellers, loafers, criminals and semi-criminals").


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Mile End New Town was a parish covering this area until its abolition in 1921.  Mile End Old Town was located further to the east, as is the modern district of Mile End.