TQ3182 : 37a Clerkenwell Green

near to London, City of London, Great Britain

37a Clerkenwell Green
37a Clerkenwell Green
Built as the Welsh Charity School in 1738 to the designs of James Steer, but since 1933 the Marx Memorial Library. It was restored in 1969. A modest but attractive building of stuccoed brick, with painted quoins and a central pediment. Grade II listed.
The aim of the library is the "advancement of education, knowledge and learning by the provision of a library of books, periodicals and manuscripts relating to all aspects of the science of Marxism, the history of Socialism and the working class movement. More information here: LinkExternal link .
The listing records that Lenin edited ISKRA here from 1902-1903, making the building "of exceptional importance as the only surviving building in Britain intimately associated with Lenin."
Behind is the tower of St James.
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Sunday, 21 November, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 16 July, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3151 8215 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.3778N 0:6.3486W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3150 8213
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