Esoteric London

No. 876: Boleyn Road, N16

Posted in Artistic London, Clubs, Graffiti by esotericlondon on July 8, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_0891 copy

Boleyn Road, London, N16. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Dickens’s Dictionary of London, An Unconventional Handbook – Charles Dickens, 1882:

Barber’s Hall, Monkwell-st, Cripplegate, E.C. – This fine old building, designed by Inigo Jones, was one of the few old City halls which escaped the Great Fire. It contains amongst other curious objects, the shell of an immense turtle presented by Her Majesty Queen Anne, and a pair of antlers, the gift of Charles II. But the principal objects of interest are the pictures, which comprise amongest others, a portrait of the Countess of Richmond […].