The Queens Larder

The Queens Larder (HM227J)

Location: London, England WC1N Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 31.275', W 0° 7.345'

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The earliest official reference to the tavern now known as The Queen's Larder is contained in a deed drawn up in 1710 when Sir Nathaniel Curzon let the house to a London Stationer named Matthew Allam. The mortgage was transferred during the following year to Oliver Humphries and later to a carpenter named Kendrick. The present tavern was then a simple alehouse without an inn sign.

It was during this era that the reigning sovereign, George III, began to be affected by mental illness, and for a while he stayed privately in Queen Square under the care of Dr Willis. The doctor's treatment which was temporarily successful was helped by the kings consort, Queen Charlotte, who rented a small underground cellar beneath the present tavern in which she stored special delicacies for her sick husband.

When the alehouse became a tavern later in George's reign, it was named The Queen's Larder in Charlotte's honour.

The Queen's Larder stands in a neighbourhood that is famous for its hospitals and foundling home. Writing of the area R.I Stevenson once observed that it seemed to have been set aside for "the humanities of life and the alleviation of all hard destinies"
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HM NumberHM227J
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Date Added Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 699629 N 5711718
Decimal Degrees51.52125000, -0.12241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 31.275', W 0° 7.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 31' 16.5" N, 0° 7' 20.7" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Queen Square, London England WC1N, GB
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