Category: Bloomsbury

Doughty Street, WC1N

Doughty Street is a broad tree-lined street in the Holborn district.

Russell Square, WC1B

Russell Square was laid out from 1800 by James Burton following the demolition of Bedford House, which originally stood on the site surrounded by gardens and fields.

Cromer Street, WC1H

Cromer Street originally gave access from Gray’s Inn Road to Greenland Place and a bowling green.

Gower Street, WC1E

Gower Street is named after Gertrude Leveson-Gower, the wife of John Russell, the 4th Duke of Bedford.

Camden

Featured streets are gleaned from the various Conservation Area guides issued by the London Borough of Camden. ABBEY ROAD (1824) Abbey Road at the northeast of the St John’s Wood West area was laid out in 1824 along an earlier medieval track. ABERDARE GARDENS (1893) The last road to be developed in the area was …

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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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