London (volume 2); Its Celebrated Characters And Remarkable Places. Its Celebrated Characters And…

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byJohn Heneage Jesse

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Excerpt: ... COVENT GARDEN. COVENT GARDEN MARKET.--"OLD HtTMMUMS."--ST. PAUL'S, COVENT OARDEN. --RUSSELL STREET AND ITS COFFEE HOUSES.--BOV.", JAMES, KINO, ROSE, BEDFORD, AND HENRIETTA STREETS.--MAIDEN LANE.--SOUTHAMPTON AND TAVISTOCK STREETS. COVENT GARDEN, or rather Convent Garden, derives its name from occupying the site of what was anciently a vast garden, belonging to the Abbey and Convent of Westminster, which extended as far west as St. Martin's Church. Behind the houses on the north side of York Street, stone coffins, and other relics of the dead, have from time to time been discovered, which would lead us to presume that on this spot was the cemetery of the ancient monks. After the dissolution of the monasteries, Convent Garden was bestowed by Edward the Sixth on his uncle, the great Protector, Edward Duke of Somerset, and on his attainder was transferred to John Russell, first Earl of Bedford. Hence, it is almost needless to remark, Bedford Street, Bedfordbury, Russell Street, and Tavistock Street derive their names. In 1570, a "porcyon or percell" of the estate was leased by the second Duke of Bedford to Sir William Cecil, afterwards the great Lord Burghley. It appears by a plan of London, printed in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, that Covent Garden was then an open area surrounded by meadows and lanes, with the exception of the south side where it was bounded by the gardens of Bedford House, then the London residence of the House of 334 COVENT GARDES. Russell. A regular market appears to have been first established here in 1656, about which time Francis, fourth Earl of Bedford, employed Inigo Jones to erect the present piazzas on the north and east sides. It was originally intended to continue them round the whole square; indeed it appears by a print of Hollar's that the piazza former...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Excerpt: ... COVENT GARDEN. COVENT GARDEN MARKET.--"OLD HtTMMUMS."--ST. PAUL'S, COVENT OARDEN. --RUSSELL STREET AND ITS COFFEE HOUSES.--BOV.", JAMES, KINO, ROSE, BEDFO...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021785964X

ISBN - 13:9780217859646

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