The Early History of Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Soho and their Neighbourhood: Based on a Plan Drawn in 1585 and Published by the London Topographical Society in 1925

The Early History of Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Soho and their Neighbourhood: Based on a Plan Drawn in 1585 and Published by the London Topographical Society in 1925

by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford

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Overview

Originally published in 1925, this book gives the history of the Leicester Square, Piccadilly and Soho areas of London. The first part documents the history of the land before houses were built, and the circumstances under which the Plan of 1585 was created, and the second part details the development of the areas over the next few centuries. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in cartography or the history of London.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107626546
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/05/2013
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Land before the Houses: 1. Introductory; 2. The Abingdon lands; 3. The Burton Lazar lands; 4. The Mercers lands; 5. St Martin's field; 6. The lands in the possession of the Crown; 7. The lawsuit about Gelding's Close; 8. The parties and witnesses to the suit; 9. The heirs of Golightly and Robert Baker; 10. The description of the plan of 1585; Part II. The Building of the Streets: 1. St Giles's church and town; 2. Marhsland Close and Seven Dials; 3. Long Acre; 4. Covent Garden; 5. St Martin's church and town; 6. St Martin's Lane; 7. The Mews and its precincts; 8. Leicester Square and Castle Street; 9. The Military Garden and Newport House; 10. St Giles's Field and Soho; 11. The original Piccadilly; 12. Shaver's Hall: the original seventeenth century gaming-house; 13. Suffolk Buildings and James Street; 14. The Haymarket; 15. St James's Square and its neighbourhood; 16. The later Piccadilly; 17. Colonel Panton's buildings in Windmill Field; 18. The neighbourhood of Golden Square; 19. Wardour Street to Regent Street; 20. The origin of Regent Street; 21. The district west of Regent Street; 22. The Oxford Road; 23. Street-planning and the plan of 1585; Appendix 1. The documents relating to the lawsuit about Gelding's Close; Appendix 2. Survey of the houses at 'Pickadilley' in 1651; Appendix 3. The early maps of London; Index.

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