Plaque

Charles Dickens - Museum / Johnson Street

Charles Dickens museum Charles Dickens - Museum / Johnson Street
Inscription

Charles Dickens, 1812 -1870, novelist, lived here in boyhood.

{On the lower plaque:}
Tablet from 29 Johnson Street, Somers Town, the Dickens family home from 1824 to 1829. The tablet was erected by the London County Council in 1911. The house was demolished in 1932.

Johnson Street is now Cranleigh Street, where there is a plaque for Dickens.

Site: Charles Dickens museum (4 memorials)

WC1, Doughty Street, Dickens Museum

All these memorials are in the back garden of the museum which is a tight space and, much as we'd like to, it's impossible to provide a photo with all four items in shot.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Charles Dickens - Museum / Johnson Street

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Charles Dickens

Born, son of Elizabeth and John Dickens, at No.1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Charles Dickens - Museum / Johnson Street

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London County Council

Prior to the LCC London matters were run by church parishes. The LCC was the ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Charles Dickens - Museum / Johnson Street

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Carol Paula Chapman

Carol Paula Chapman

With gifts from her family and friends, Friends of the Museum and the Dickens...

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Charles Dickens - Museum / Devonshire Terrace

Charles Dickens - Museum / Devonshire Terrace

LookandLearn has a photo of the building, no.1, before it was demolished. The...

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Robert Seymour

Robert Seymour

A nearby information board informs: Probably the most prolific illustrator a...

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Nearby Memorials

Thomas de Quincey

Thomas de Quincey

WC2, Tavistock Street, 36

Note: "Quincey" seems to be the accepted spelling rather than the "Quincy" on the plaque.

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
New Lansdowne Club

New Lansdowne Club

E8, Mare Street, 195

The Hackney Society has done a thorough job researching the history of this building, with lots of pictures.  A brief summary: Built abo...

2 subjects commemorated
Bart's - East Building

Bart's - East Building

EC1, St Bartholomew's Hospital, East Building

This building faces onto the central courtyard.

3 subjects commemorated
Roger Fry - W1

Roger Fry - W1

W1, Fitzroy Square, 33, London Foot Hospital

Historian Sir David Cannadine, and Frances Spalding, Fry's biographer, were present at the unveiling.

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Lord Stanley of Preston

Lord Stanley of Preston

W1, Regent Street, 128

The wall of buses made photographing this building rather difficult.

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator