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Stoke Newington N16 residents refer to the area as Stokey. Stoke Newington Church Street appears in a 15th-century document as Newton Lane or Newington. In the 16th century, it is recorded as Church Street. The current naming is used since 1937. It’s the longest-used name of a Greater London street.
St Matthias’ Church is a grade I listed building. It was completed in 1853 thanks to generous funding from surgeon Robert Brett. Many grade II listed buildings such as Abney Park Chapel, Stoke Newington Town Hall, and Clissold House can be found here.
Daniel Defoe the author of Robinson Crusoe lived in the area. There is a pub on Stoke Newington Church Street named after him. Other notable people from Stoke Newington include theater and movie actor Ralph Evans, musician Thurston Moore, comedian Alexei Sayle, journalist and author Jonathan Freedland, writer and political activist Paul Foot, singer Labrinth, scientist and abolitionist William Allen and architect John Young. Writer Edgar Allan Poe studied in Manor School located on Church Street.
The closest tube station is the London Underground Manor House station on the Piccadilly line, which is 2.4 km (1.5 miles) away from Stoke Newington. Nearby railway stations in the area are Stamford Hill station, Rectory Road station and Stoke Newington station. There are many buses that pass through the area such as routes 67, 76, 149, 243, 476 and N73.