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Finsbury is a district of Central LondonEngland. The area is a sub-district of Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington. Finsbury was a manor which give its name to two much larger administrative areas: Finsbury Division of the Ossulstone Hundred of Middlesexfrom the 17th century until and its successor until in a small part of its southern area, the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury.
Finsbury has given its name to an infantry unit — the Finsbury Rifles originally known as the Clerkenwell Rifles which saw distinguished service in several conflicts. The area should not be confused with Finsbury Parka public space roughly three miles to the north and which gives its name to its surrounding mainly residential area. The area has never been formally defined except in as far as it is part, as a manor, of the Ancient Parish of Clerkenwell. The Finsbury Estate is in the western part of the district.
The name is first recorded as Vinisbir and means "manor of a man called Finn". For a list of street name etymologies in the Finsbury area see Street names of Clerkenwell and Finsbury. In the Middle Ages Finsbury was part of the great fen which lay outside the walls of the City of London.
In the early 17th century trees were planted and gravel walks made, and the area became a place for recreation. In the Honourable Artillery Company moved to Finsbury, where it still remains, and in the Bunhill Fields burial ground was opened in the area.
Building on Finsbury Fields began in the late 17th century. The parish church of St Luke's was built in —33, and at the end of the 18th century a residential suburb was built with its centre at Finsbury Square.
In the parliamentary borough of Finsbury was created, covering a considerably wider area. In Finsbury Park was opened some three miles north, for the enjoyment of the residents of this parliamentary borough. In the borough council erected a controversial bust of Vladimir Lenin at the site of a new block of flats in Holford Square the bust was removed in the s. The borough was abolished in and absorbed into the borough of Islington. Lubetkin -designed Finsbury Health Centre. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.