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History of the Marchmont Community Garden site:
The site was at the heart of Lamb's Conduit Fields until the cash-strapped Governors of the Foundling Hospital allowed James Burton to build hundreds of houses on their Estate, including terraces…
The Fox Inn was built over 250 years ago as The home of Charles Hall and known as Broadclose. In 1777 Charles founded the Ansty Brewery while troops were assembling on The Dorsetshire coast anticipating a French invasion during the Napoleonic Wars…
Henry Irving was the first actor to be knighted (1895).
From 1878 - 1902 he managed the Lyceum Theatre.
Whilst working at the Lyceum as Irving's acting manager,
Bram Stoker wrote Dracula.
This plaque was unveiled by Ian Mckellen (KBE 1988)…
George Bernard Shaw
lived in this house
from 1897 to 1898
From the coffers of his genius
he enriched the world
The square is in Bloomsbury, the medical and academic quarter of London with its historical architecture, noteworthy monuments, special literary interests and international peace associations. Once part of the estate of the Dukes of Bedford and ow…
Novelist and Critic
Brunswick Square Gardens were laid out in 1796 as part of the Foundling Hospital Estate. The main building of the hospital for children who could not be brought up by their natural parents had been built in 1745 on the site of modern-day Coram's F…
Destroyed by Fire
B · 1709.
D · 1784.