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.'. Christ Church Greyfriars .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 22nd January 2011 in london-history | demolished-buildings, gardens, horror-stories, listed-buildings, queens-kings, secret-london
The first church on this site was built for Franciscan Friars (Grey Friars) in the 13th Century.After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the church was renamed Christ Church.Destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666, the Church was rebuilt by Christopher Wren. Unfortunately, it was then left in ruins by bombing in World War II. Today, only the steeple remains. There is a rose garden among the ruins.All seems tranquil and peaceful - but beware, as many restless ghosts are said to frequent this churchyard.The most infamous ghosts to have been seen haunting this area, are said to be those of two beautiful murderesses, who are buried here at Greyfriar...

The Tower

Posted by danielemiddleton on 7th January 2012 in coal-holes |
While walking around Holborn I came across this "Jail looking" coal hole. It made me remember of the symbol they used for The Tower of London. This sort of a of medieval gate. Found @ Red Lion....

Alfred Solomons

Posted by danielemiddleton on 9th January 2012 in coal-holes |
I've got some pictures of coal hole covers by Alfred Solomons, of 195 & 197 Caledonian Road N1.The plain edges are wider and there is nothing written across the central part, but apart from that, the patterns are exactly the same. I heard that there are several along Doughty Road and around in Bloomsbury as well.Found @ Lamb's Conduit St....


Posted by danielemiddleton on 11th January 2012 in coal-holes |

.'. Victorian Bell .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 26th April 2012 in london-history |
Nothing like the old victorian bits that time to time we are able to see lost between the centuries!!!...

.'. Central Criminal Court .'.

Posted by danielemiddleton on 24th January 2011 in london-history | listed-buildings, place-of-execution, prisons
On the top of the Central Criminal Court (commonly known as the "Old Bailey") stands a statue of Justice, who carries the balance of justice in one hand and the sword of retribution in the other. The area outside the "Old Bailey" is one of London's most haunted. Over the years, there have been many reports of ghostly apparitions, and strange, unexplained noises that have been heard, especially at night.The reason for all this supernatural activity is that the infamous Newgate Prison once stood on this side. Although the Prison, which stood here from the12th Century until1902, underwent changes and reforms during its lifetime, it always maintained its reputation...
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