Thursday, 1 October 2009

Indescribable Unbloomsbury

1 comment:

  1. I'm afraid that I misled people on the walk this afternoon - the stucco building on the left of that picture (now used by the Quakers) was built by Cubitt as I suspected and does predate the Catholic Aposotolic Church - but it is even earlier than I thought and was not built as a "dispensary".

    Volume 21 of the Survey of London suggests it was built as Coward College in 1832 as a non-conformist training college.

    Many of the rest of my contributions were probably "channeling" the late Donald J Olsen, whose Town Planning in London: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries remains the definitive work on the development of Bloomsbury by the Bedford estate.