August 2019 archive

Curiosities of London: T-Z

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London TATTESHALL’S, THE celebrated sporting rendezvous and auction mart for horses, known as the ” Corner” (i.e., at Hyde Park Corner), in the rear of St. George’s Hospital, and approached …

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Curiosities of London: S

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London SAVOY {THE). ON the spot, south side of the Strand, and which still bears the name of Savoy, but is now mostly occupied by Wellington-street and Lancaster-place, was anciently …

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Curiosities of London: P-R

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London PADDINGTON NAMED from the Saxon Fcedingas and tun, the town of the Psedings (Kemble’s Saxons in England), was, in the last century, a pleasant little rural village, scarcely a …

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Curiosities of London: M

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London MAGDALEN HOSPITAL, ST. GEORGE’S FIELDS, for the relief and reformation of unfortunate women andpeni-tent prostitutes, was projected by Robert Dingley, Jonas Hanway, and a few others, in 1758 j* …

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Curiosities of London: N-O

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London NEW RIVER, A FINE artificial stream, yielding almost half the water-supply of London, or nearly the whole of the City, and a large portion of the metropolis northward of …

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Curiosites of London: L

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London LAMBETH, ALSO called Lambhith, Lambhyde, and Lambhei, is probably derived from lam, dirt, and hyd or hythe, a haven j or from lamb and Tiythe. It was anciently a …

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Curiosities of London: I-K

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London INNS OF OLD LONDON. OF Olden Inns, up gateways, and consisting of rooms for refection below, and long projecting balustraded galleries above, leading to the chambers—time and change have …

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Curiosities of London: G-H

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London GARDENS. FITZSTEPHEN records that in the time of Henry II. (1154-118iquII. (119) the citizens of London had large and beautiful gardens to their villas. The royal garden at Westminster …

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Curiosites of London: D-F

This was scanned in from an old document which has caused numerous misreadings of words. As time moves on, this will be improved. Curiosities of London DAGUERREOTYPE (THE). THE first experiment made in England with the Daguerreotype was exhibited by M. St. Croix, on Friday, September 13,1839, at No. 7, Piccadilly, nearly opposite the southern …

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Wapping Housing Estate (1926)

A list of the houses comprising the Wapping Housing Estate: Willoughby House. Sir Hugh Willoughby was appointed captain of a fleet of three ships, which set out in 1553, with the object of discovering a north-eastern passage to Cathay and India. Two of the three ships reached the coast of Lapland, where it was proposed …

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