TQ3081 : Great Ormond Street Area, WC1

taken 7 years ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Great Ormond Street Area, WC1
Great Ormond Street Area, WC1
The Hospital for Sick Children is seen in the distance at the entrance to Barbon Close. Apart from a converted Mission Church (“1876”) marked by an obvious church-like entrance on the right-hand side, an antique wooden sign marked "G. Bailey and Sons, Horse and Motor Contractors", near to the far end, suggests the existence of stabling and garage facilities on the photographer’s right. Nicholas Barebon (c. 1640-98), who traded as Nicholas Barbon, was an English physician, property developer and financial speculator. He gained a Doctor of Medicine qualification from the University of Utrecht in 1661 and three years later he became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. However, he suddenly turned from the medicine to building once this trade began to assume increased importance after the Great Fire of London, gaining great wealth and a degree of notoriety on account of his some of his dubious behaviour.
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TQ3081, 2612 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3050 8195 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2840N 0:7.2260W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3050 8195
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Childrens Hospital  Former Mission Church  Former Stables & Garage 

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