Norton Folgate

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Looking south along Norton Folgate. The tall buildings in the background are 30 St. Mary Axe (left) and Tower 42.

Norton Folgate is a short length of street in London, connecting Bishopsgate with Shoreditch High Street, on the northern edge of the City of London.

It constitutes a short section of the A10 road, the former Roman Ermine Street. Its name is a reminder of the tiny ancient Liberty of Norton Folgate situated in and around the area.[1]

The nearest London Underground station is Liverpool Street, also a National Rail mainline railway station. The nearest London Overground station is Shoreditch High Street.

It lends its name to a character – played by Samuel Barnett – in the Big Finish Productions Torchwood audio drama Ghost Mission, written by James Goss and released in May 2016.[2]


  1. ^ Vision of Britain Archived 19 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine. – Norton Folgate
  2. ^ Big Finish Productions Ghost Mission information page

External links

  • 2016 Redevelopment of Norton Folgate
  • 2015 Campaign to Save Norton Folgate
  • Large scale 1885 Map of the Liberty and surrounding area
  • Hidden London: Norton Folgate
  • Local administration of Norton Folgate
  • Tower Hamlets Archives
  • Survey of London Vol 27: Norton Folgate

Coordinates: 51°31′16″N 0°04′44″W / 51.5211°N 0.0788°W / 51.5211; -0.0788

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