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2 - Red Lion Court – Caslon Fleet Street Courts - 8 plaques

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: 2 - Red Lion Court – Caslon

Inscription

Red Lion Court
W Caslon Junr
Letter founder
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZAEOE

In 1816 William Caslon IV produced the first sans-serif printing type popularised by printers like R Taylor who worked in this court.

Site: Fleet Street Courts - 8 plaques (8 memorials)

EC4, Fleet Street

There are 8 Courts running off the north side of this section of Fleet Street and on the ground at the entrance to each Court is a plaque commemorating the printing industry which was previously based here. Rather than put a pin on each site we have recorded all 8 plaques here, listed west to east. The entrances to the courts are very anonymous, as illustrated by the Crane Court entrance shown here.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
2 - Red Lion Court – Caslon

Information Subjects commemorated

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William Caslon

Caslon came from the West Midlands. Created the Caslon typeface, first used i...

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William Caslon IV

In 1816 produced the first sans-serif printing type. Great grandson of Willia...

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R. Taylor

A printer who worked in Red Lion Court in 1816.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
2 - Red Lion Court – Caslon

Information Also at this site

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1 - Crane Court – The Daily Courant

Crane Court The Daily Courant, No 1 Wednesday March 11, 1702 {A facsimile of ...

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3 - Johnson’s Court – Dr Johnson’s Dictionary

{A facsimile of a page of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary.} From 1748 to 1759 Dr Joh...

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4 - St Dunstan’s Court – Space Invaders

Seems very odd for the chosen illustration to be of a computer game.

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5 - Bolt Court – The Sun

Bolt Court The Sun {A facsimile of a page of the paper.} Tuesday 15 September...

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6 - Hind Court – Daily Express

Hind Court Daily Express {A facsimile of a page of the paper.} Tuesday, 24th ...

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