Plaque

Essex House - E3

Inscription

Besso/Onyx House, Mile End Road
In 1891 C. R. Ashbee, architect and founder of the Survey of London, set up the workshops of the Guild of Handicraft in Essex House which formerly stood on this site.
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Site: Essex House - E3 (1 memorial)

E3, Mile End Road, Onyx House

As one might guess from the tatty state of the plaque this 1985 building has had a number of names in its short life, including: Kentish House, Besso House, Onyx House. Since then it has housed Eden College.

Spitalfields Life has a post on C. R. Ashbee with lots of great images of the Guild.

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Essex House - E3

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Essex House - E3

In 1891 C. R. Ashbee moved the workshops of the Guild of Handicraft from 34 C...

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Survey of London

Founded by C. R. Ashbee in 1894, the first volume being published in 1900. Wi...

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Guild and School of Handicraft

Founded by C. R. Ashbee together with an evening school.   Initially opened i...

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Charles Robert Ashbee

Designer, architect, conservationist, entrepreneur and social reformer, impor...

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Essex House - E3

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Tower Hamlets Council

The name was originally applied to the Tower division of the county of Middle...

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