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Essex Street & Essex Hall Essex Street & Essex Hall

Plaque: Essex Street & Essex Hall

Erection date: 1962


{Inscribed stone to the right of the right-most green awning in the picture:}
Essex Street was laid out in the grounds of Essex House by Nicholas Barbon in 1675. Among many famous lawyers who lived here were
Sir Orlando Bridgeman c.1606 - 1674. Lord Keeper
Henry Fielding 1707 - 1754, Novelist and
Brass Crosby 1725 - 1793 Lord Mary of London
James Savage 1779 - 1852 Architect had his office here
Prince Charles Edward Stuart stayed at a house in the street in 1750.
Rev. Theophilus Lindsey 1723 - 1808 Unitarian Minister founded Essex Street Chapel here in 1774.
Dr. Samuel Johnson established an evening club at the Essex Head in 1783.

This plaque was first erected at 7 Essex Street in 1962 and then re-erected here, at Essex Hall in 1964.

Site: Essex Street & Essex Hall (2 memorials)

WC2, Essex Street, Essex Hall

Below the historical stone plaque is one for the building foundation: "Essex Hall, this stone was laid by Mrs Sydney Martineau, the eighth day of June 1957." This was Edith, widow of Sydney Martineau (1863 – 1945) the British Olympic fencer, and daughter of keen Unitarian Frederick Nettlefold. More information about the creation of the building at The Story of Essex Hall.

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Essex Street Chapel and Essex Hall

The first Unitarian service was preached by Theophilus Lindsey on 17 April 17...

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Nicholas Barbon

Builder and economist, a key figure in the rebuilding of London after the Gre...

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Sir Orlando Bridgeman

Judge. Lord Keeper. Born Exeter. Lived in Essex Street. Died Teddington. Buri...

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Brass Crosby

Born Stockton-on-Tees. 'Brass' was his mother's family name. Lord Mayor of Lo...

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Henry Fielding

Novelist, playwright. Born Somerset. Half-brother to Sir John Fielding. Lived...

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Essex Street & Essex Hall

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Essex Hall

{Plaque above seated men in picture:} Essex Hall Headquarters of the Genera...

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