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Curiosities of London: A-B

ADMIRALTY OFFICE, THE FORMS the left flank of the detachment of Government Offices on the north side of Whitehall. It occupies the site of Wallingford House, from the roof of which Archbishop Usher saw King Charles I. led out to execution in the front of Whitehall Palace, and swooned at the sad scene. Wallingford House …

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Abbey Road, NW8

Abbey Road, ST. JOHN’S WOOD. John Gibson Lockhart, the editor of the Quarterly  Review (1826-1853), and biographer of Scott, lived at No. 44 a house in a garden  during the last years of his London life. He died at Abbotsford, December 1854.

A Topographical Dictionary of London: N

NAG’S HEAD COURT. – 1. is in Drury Lane. – 2. is in Golden Lane, Barbican, the second turning on the left hand, about twelve houses from Old Street. – 3. is also in Golden Lane, about two or three houses on the right hand from Barbican. – 4. is in Gracechurch Street, about a …

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Bloomsbury

Sources for the streets of Bloomsbury include the UCL Bloomsbury project and the wide-ranging conservation area guides of the London Borough of Camden.

Zoological Society Gardens

This item appeared as an entry in the Victorian publication Curiosities of London: exhibiting the most rare and remarkable objects of interest in the metropolis; with nearly sixty years personal recollections by John Timbs, John (1801-1875). Publication date: 1867 Publisher London : J. C. Hotten The digitised edition was scanned by the University of California Libraries …

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Barra

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South Uist

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Benbecula

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North Uist

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Harris

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