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.'. Bunhill Fields .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 1st February 2012 in london-history | burial-site
The name Bunhill is thought to have been derived from "Bone Hill" as the area has been a burial site for over thousand years. By the time it closed for burials in 1854 around 123.000 people had been buried here. There are over 2.500 memorials providing a history of memorial design.Between all the burials you can find the great artist and poet Willian Blake, the author Daniel Defoe and many of the Cromwell family.Bunhill Fields are an oasis of calm and greenery gardens and looking at the tombs around me I wonder the story off many that rest here.For example, the story of Willian Bousefield (on photo) that seems to not be bother and decided to put both wifes to re...

.'. Somerset Palace .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 26th March 2011 in london-history | burial-site, listed-buildings, palaces, queens-kings
In 1539, Edward Seymour obtained a grant of land at "Chester Place, outside Temple Bar, London" from Henry VIII of England. When the sickly boy-king Edward VI of England came to the throne in 1547, Seymour became Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector.About 1549 he pulled down an old Inn of Chancery and other houses that stood on the site and began to build himself a truly imposing residence, but after a lot of money and in the struggle for power he was overthrown and in 1552 paid with his head on Tower Hill. "Somerset Place" then came into the possession of the Crown and was used by Princess Elizabeth for some years before she was crowned Elizabeth I of England...

.'. Cross Bones Graveyard .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 4th March 2012 in london-history |
Cross Bones is a very unusual post-medieval disused burial ground. It is believed to have been established originally as an unconsecrated graveyard for "single women," a euphemism for prostitutes, known locally as "Winchester Geese," because they were licensed by the Bishop of Winchester to work within the Liberty of the Clink.The age of the graveyard is unknown. John Stow (1525–1605) wrote of it in A Survey of London in 1598 calling it the "Single Woman's churchyard. " By 1769, it had become a pauper's cemetery servicing the poor of St. Saviour's parish. Up to 15,000 people are believed to have been buried there.In 1990's the Museum of London did som...

.'. The Bell, Book and Candle .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 23rd January 2011 in london-history | burial-site, horror-stories, old-pubs-w, secret-london
This pub belonged to the Eerie Pub Company chain of horror-themed pubs, but now the Punch Taverns changed the name for Ye Old London.A bell, a book and a candle are the tree items, which are needed for an exorcism to drive out evil spirits from possessed person or place.The Pub claims it sits upon ancient Roman foundations and that, over the years, this site has housed a sanatorium, a church crypt, a workhouse and a debtor's prison.The Pub's gruesome links with suffering and brutality, combined with its spooky designed interior and "graveyard garden", make it an ideal place to stop for a drink....

.'. The Licensed Victuallers' Asylum .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 10th October 2011 in london-history | burial-site, listed-buildings, victorian
In 1827 the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum was founded, on six acres of freehold land lying just off the Old Kent Road. It consists of a group of onestoreyed houses, chapel, chaplain's residence, board and court rooms, library, &c., set round two green lawns. The Duke of Sussex was its first patron in 1827, and he was succeeded by the Prince Consort, on whose death the Prince of Wales assumed the office. The idea of establishing an institution wherein the distressed members of the licensed victuallers' trade, and their wives or widows, might be enabled to spend the latter part of their days in peace and quietness, was conceived by the late Mr. Joseph Proud Hod...

.'. POSTMAN's PARK .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 20th January 2011 in london-history | burial-site, horror-stories, listed-buildings
I believe that many girls have seen this Park in that film: Closer. But this isn't why I like this place so much. The reason I LOVE this place is because it was made by my favourite victorian artist George Frederick WattsIn 1887 Watts wrote to The Times proposing a project to mark Queen Victoria's Jubilee of that year. He believed that stories of heroism could uplift and stimulate and should therefore be commemorated. As his idea was not taken up he created the memorial himself in the form of a 50ft long open gallery situated in the public gardens on the site of the former churchyard of St. Botolph, Aldersgate.On the southern boundary lay the General Post Office...
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