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The Fascination of London: The Strand

THE STRAND DISTRICT. By SIR WALTER BESANT and G. E. MITTON. PART I WEST AND NORTH OF CHARING CROSS Beginning at the extreme westerly limit of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, on the south side of Hyde Park Corner, we find ourselves in the Green Park. This is a triangular piece of ground, which was formerly called Little …

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Yorkshire Grey Yard, WC1

Yorkshire Grey Yard is one of the lost streets of London – confusingly it is not to be confused with the modern Yorkshire Grey Yard, also off Eagle Street but not in the same location as the nineteenth-century street of this name The 1841 census places it between 53 and 54 Eagle Street, on the north …

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UCL Bloomsbury Project

While the project appears to have finished being put together, the website was still extant at the time of writing. The project’s lifetime was 1 October 2007–30 April 2011. The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life. Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr …

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