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People relocated to Clapton in the beginning because the cost of living in Hackney got very expensive. As people relocated to this area, the place got really good and has turned into one of the most vibrant “hoods” in east London.
One of the best parts of Clapton is the weekend market located in Chatsworth Road, boasting of a wide array of street food as well as fresh produce.
In the 14th century, Clapton E5 was called Clopton, meaning “farm on the hill”. It derives from the Anglo-Saxon words “clop” that means lump or hill and “ton” that means farm.
Clapton Pond dates back to the 16th century. In the 19th century, the park was re-designed for community use. Several buildings such as the 17th century Bishop Wood’s Almshouses and the 18th century Pond House can be found behind the pond.
Springfield Park was built in 1905. Originally, the park site was home to three mansions. The one that survived after the creation of the park is Springfield House. It’s a grade II listed building.
The Brooke House was a 15th century building that was demolished in 1954 after parts of it were bombarded. The BSix Sixth Form College stands where Brooke House once was.