Samuel Barnett

Born in 1844 Samuel Barnett was a clergyman and social reformer, known particularly for his work in creating Toynbee Hall and the origins of Hampstead Garden Suburb, along with his wife Henrietta. 

Samuel Barnett
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Hampstead Tenants Sports Day
Series of photos, documents and objects from the Archive Trust that pre date the First World War, in the first seven years of the Suburb. 

Whitechapel - Toynbee Hall
These photos represent Henrietta and Samuel Barnett's time in Whitechapel where he was the vicar of St Jude's. Without their experiences of the harsh poverty in the area they may not have been inspired to create the Hampstead Garden Suburb to help alleviate such cramped and poor conditions. 
Related events
Samuel Barnett becomes a vicar of St Jude's Church and Vicarage in Whitechapel

Toynbee Hall was first built in Whitechapel by Samuel Barnett

Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, the couple focused on parish work and beautifying the church.

Toynbee Hall opens, allowing Oxbridge graduates to come and live in the East End of London