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inner borough (1991 pop. 164,200) of Greater London, SE England, on the Lea River. Clothing manufacture (in Hackney) and printing and furniture making (in Shoreditch) are the borough's chief industries. London's first theater was built in Shoreditch (c.1575). The parish church of St. Mary, in Stoke Newington, is one of the few remaining Elizabethan churches. The writer Daniel DefoeDefoe or De Foe, Daniel
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The son of a London butcher, and educated at a Dissenters' academy, he was typical of the new kind of man
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 lived there. The London College of Furniture, the Shoreditch College for the Clothing Industry, and Cordwainer's Technical College are in the borough. Hackney Marshes, a large sports and recreation area intersected by the Lea, lies just outside the borough.


1. a compact breed of harness horse with a high-stepping trot
a. a coach or carriage that is for hire
b. (as modifier): a hackney carriage


a borough of NE Greater London: formed in 1965 from the former boroughs of Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, and Hackney; nearby are Hackney Marshes, the largest recreation ground in London. Pop.: 208 400 (2003 est.). Area: 19 sq. km (8 sq. miles)
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