Names from historical writing:

The following appear as names for Islington. Follow the links for what the author actually said:

Name Author Source
EYSELDON John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
HYSSYLTON John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
ISELDON John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
ISENDUNE John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
ISLINGTON John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
YSELDON John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).

NB: These variant names come from our collections of historical travel writing and descriptive gazetteers:

  • The above links take you to the first reference to this particular version of the name within a book of travel writing, or to the relevant gazetteer entry.
  • Some names may derive from research by antiquarian writers such as William Camden and Thomas Pennant into the Roman, Saxon and medieval names of places. Their claims are not always supported by modern place-name researchers.
  • References by travel writers to the place using its "normal" name are not included. Descriptive gazetteer entries are included only if the name does not appear anywhere else.

  • Names for administrative units:

    These names were used for units associated with Islington. Click on the links for details of the units and their names:

    Name Unit Type Source
    00AU District/Unitary Authority Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
    CENTRAL ISLINGTON Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    EAST ISLINGTON Constituency (PBDivCon/BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    ISLINGTON District/Unitary Authority Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
    Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    Local Government District (LB) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 310.
    Local Government District (MetB) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 645.
    Parish-level Unit (CP/AP/Vest) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    Poor Law Union/Reg. District (PLPar/RegD) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
    Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 781.
    Sanitary District (Lon_SDist) 1891 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area and Population in Rural Sanitary Districts'.
    Urban Labour Market Great Britain Historical GIS Project
    ISLINGTON ALL SAINTS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 330.
    ISLINGTON CENTRAL Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    ISLINGTON EAST Constituency (PBDivCon/BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Registration sub-District Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office)
    ISLINGTON HOLY TRINITY CLOUDESLEY SQUARE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 330.
    ISLINGTON NORTH Constituency (BCon/PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    ISLINGTON S E Registration sub-District 1911 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Registration Counties, Districts and Sub-districts with their constituent civil parishes. - Urban or Rural District in which each parish is situated; Area; families or separate occupiers, and population, 1901 and 1911; and population enumerated in Institutions, large establishments, and on vessels, &c., 1911'.
    ISLINGTON SOUTH Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    ISLINGTON SOUTH AND FINSBURY Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    ISLINGTON SOUTH EAST Registration sub-District Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office)
    ISLINGTON SOUTH WEST Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Registration sub-District Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office)
    ISLINGTON ST ANDREW Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 330.
    ISLINGTON ST ANDREW WITH ST THOMAS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST BARTHOLOMEW Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON STEPHEN WITH ST BARTHOLOMEW Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST JAMES THE APOSTLE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST JAMES THE APOSTLE WITH ST PHILIP Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST JUDE MILDMAY PARK Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST MARY Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    Parish-level Unit (CP/AP/Vest) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST MARY MAGDALENE HOLLOWAY ROAD Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST MATTHEW Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST MATTHIAS CALEDONIAN ROAD Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST MICHAEL Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST PETER Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST PHILIP Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST STEPHEN Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST STEPHEN WITH ST BARTHOLOMEW AND ST MATTHEW Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON ST THOMAS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    ISLINGTON WEST Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Registration sub-District Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office)
    NORTH ISLINGTON Constituency (BCon/PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    PORTLAND PLACE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 331.
    SOUTH ISLINGTON Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    SOUTH WEST ISLINGTON Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    ST MARY ISLINGTON Parish-level Unit (CP/AP/Vest) 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
    WEST ISLINGTON Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)

    NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Islington, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place. They may well include the names of other locations or areas:

    • For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of whose names is the name of the city followed by a saint's dedication, with just the saint's name as another variant. Parish names will sometimes also include "places" within towns.
    • Districts usually contain more than one settlement, and some districts had their names changed to take the name of a completely different settlement. As we link each administrative unit to just one of our "places", usually the last place the unit was named after, in these cases the name for a completely different place will appear on this page.
    • Similarly, a unit may sometimes be named after a particular settlement it contains and sometimes to indicate its location within a higher level unit. This was very common among British parliamentary constituencies in rural areas, one name referring to their main town and another indicating that they were in, say, the southern part of the relevant county.

    Every name listed here is linked to the particular historical source in which it appears, but we cannot claim that these are all the historical names of Islington, or that our references are to the first usage of the names. Similarly, we have tried to ensure that names included here are not transcription errors by ourselves, but it is possible they are the result of errors made when the historical sources were printed, or the result of visiting authors or census officials mis-hearing local names.

    How to reference this page:

    GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Islington in Middlesex | Place names, A Vision of Britain through Time.

    URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/168/names

    Date accessed: 24th May 2020