The Info List - Goswell Road

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GOSWELL ROAD is a road in the south of the London Borough of Islington . It runs north from the border of the City of London through Clerkenwell , crossing Old Street
Old Street
to Angel .

Notable places along the road include the main campus of City University to the west and the Headquarters of DB Schenker Rail (UK) at 310 Goswell Road.

London Bus routes 4 and 56 serve Goswell Road.


* 1 Toponomy * 2 Description * 3 James Parrott and the four-minute mile * 4 The Dame Alice Owen\'s School bombing * 5 Image gallery * 6 References * 7 External links


There is dispute over the origins of the name, with some sources claiming the road was named after a nearby garden called 'Goswelle' or 'Goderell' which belonged to Robert de Ufford, 1st Earl of Suffolk , whilst others state it derives from "God's Well", and the traditional pagan practice of well-worship. Until 1864 named Goswell Street, as refererred in Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
' Pickwick Papers (in the novel, the protagonist Samuel Pickwick
Samuel Pickwick
actually lodged there with Mrs Bardell ).


It is mostly occupied by offices and shops, and by the main campus of City University London . It also contains the central library of the Society of Genealogists , one of London's most important reference collections, the Headquarters of DB Schenker Rail (UK) at 310 Goswell Road and the UK office of the International Medical Corps .

The New River originally passed along