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Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, Ely Rents and Ely Place was a liberty and from 1866 to 1930 a civil parish in the metropolitan area of London. It was part of the ancient parish of St Andrew Holborn.

The southern boundary was the street now called Holborn, the western boundary was Leather Lane. It stretched north of Clerkenwell Road between Back Hill and Herbal Hill to the current junction of Warner Street and Ray Street. The boundary in the east approximated Farringdon Road and Farringdon Street. It included the entire lengths of the streets now called Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden and Ely Place. Ely Rents was a group of houses owned by the See of Ely.

The liberty had a workhouse from 1730 and was grouped into the Holborn Poor Law Union in 1836.

It occupied an area of 30 acres

For local government it was grouped into the Holborn District from 1855 to 1900 and then became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Holborn. It was abolished as a civil parish in 1930.

More information on the Wikipedia page [1]

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