English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

The Borough of Finsbury

Metropolitan Borough in the County of Middlesex


Finsbury was a prebendal manor of St Paul's which never became a parish. The present borough of Finsbury includes the parishes of St James and St John, Clerkenwell, St Luke, Old Street (separated from St Giles without Cripplegate in 1732), the extra parochial district of the Charterhouse, and the Liberty of Glasshouse Yard.

Parishes in this Metropolitan Borough