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Short history see--

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Smithfield the site Bartholomew Fair.

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Smithfield, aka West Smithfield is on the right side center of this 1746 map

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Smithfield, or, Smoothfield, the "campus planus re et nomine" of Fitzstephen, an open area in the form of an irregular polygon containing 51 acres, for centuries, and until 1855, used as a market for sheep, horses, cattle and hay. It is sometimes called West Smithfield, to distinguish it from a place of smaller consequence of the same name in the east of London.
Falslaff. Where's Bardolph?
Page. He's gone into Smithfield to buy your worship a horse.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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