Place:Mile End New Town, London, England

NameMile End New Town
TypeParish
Coordinates51.52189°N 0.06889°W
Located inLondon, England     (1889 - 1965)
Also located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1889)
See alsoStepney, Middlesex, Englandparish in which the hamlet was located until 1866.
Whitechapel, London, Englandparish into which it was joined in 1921
Stepney (metropolitan borough), London, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it was part 1900-1965
Tower Hamlets (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which it has been located since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog


Mile End New Town was a hamlet in the parish of Stepney, becoming a parish in its own right in 1866. In 1889 it was transferred from Middlesex to the newly-created County of London and in 1900 became part of Stepney Metropolitan Borough. Stepney Metropolitan Borough was abolished in 1965, and became part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London.

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It bordered with the parishes of Bethnal Green to the north, Whitechapel to the east and south, and Spitalfields to the west. Old Montague Street formed much of the southern boundary; with the northern and eastern boundary approximating the East London Railway cutting; and the western boundary falling short of Spital Street. Mile End Old Town was located some distance to the east, separated from Mile End New Town by the parish of Whitechapel.

Mile End New Town was in the Whitechapel Registration District from 1837 (the beginning of UK civil registration) until 1921 (the end of Mile End New Town when it was abolished as a parish and became part of Whitechapel parish). It became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney in 1900.

The parish occupied an area of 42 acres (170,000 m2) and the population varied from 10,673 in 1881 to 11,341 in 1911, with a high of 13,259 in 1901.

Research Tips

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  • Registration Districts in London, Registration Districts in Middlesex, Registration Districts in Surrey, Registration Districts in Kent, are lists of the registration districts used for civil registration (births, marriages and deaths, as well as the censuses). There are linked supporting lists of the parishes which made up each registration district, the dates of formation and abolition of the districts, the General Register Office numbers, and the local archive-holding place. This work has been carried out by Brett Langston under the agency of GENUKI (Genealogy United Kingdom and Ireland) and UKBMD - Births, Marriages, Deaths & Censuses on the Internet.
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