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West Hackney Almshouses / Cooke's Rents

West Hackney Almshouses / Cooke's Rents

Mainly from British History Online we've learnt the following: In 1740 Thomas Cooke, a director of the Bank of England, built almshouses, Cooke’s Rents, for 8 poor families with small children, and...

Building, Property, Social Welfare

1 memorial

Lawrence Hall

Lawrence Hall

Built as an exhibition hall for the Royal Horticultural Society, initially called the New Hall. Architects: Murray Easton and Howard Robertson.  An Art Deco building with interesting detailing - Ma...

Building, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials

Atlas Dyeworks

Atlas Dyeworks

The Simpson, etc. plaque commemorates the Dyeworks which were at Victory Place 1859 - 68. This page refers to that site but also refers to the Hackney Dyeworks to which Atlas expanded. The photo sh...

Building, Science, Industry

2 memorials

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall

The original building (see image) was designed in 1886 by J. M. Brydon and the existing south elevations are his. The current north elevations are part of the 1906-08 extension by J. R. Stokes. The...

Building, Politics & Administration

1 memorial

Wimbledon Common windmill

Wimbledon Common windmill

A Grade II* listed building. It was built by a carpenter, Charles March, and is a rare example of a 'hollow-post' mill. It continued in use until 1864, when the miller was evicted by the Lord of th...

Building, Gardens / Agriculture

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