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A Quick Overview of Old Compton Street
Old Compton Street runs east-west through Soho in the West End of London. The street was named after Henry Compton who raised funds for a local parish church, eventually dedicated as St Anne's Church in 1686.
The area in general and this street in particular became populated by the Huguenots; these were French Protestant refugees who were given asylum in England by Charles II in 1681.