The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4

Allen, Thomas

1827

Egyptian Hall,

Formerly the London Museum. This astonishing collection of natural and artificial curiosities originated with, and belonged to Mr. William Bullock, of Liverpool, in which town he opened the collection, then on a comparatively small scale, for public exhibition. He afterwards removed to London, where he met the success his great efforts and admirable ingenuity so richly merited. The whole was, however, sold by auction, and the rooms have been variously occupied since. The present edifice was erected in the year . It is beyond the powers of delineation to attempt any thing in the shape of a description of the front of this most singular piece of architecture. It is in the Egyptian style of building and ornament; the inclined pilasters and sides being covered with hieroglyphics. The model is taken from the temple of Dendyra, in Upper Egypt.

side, on the ground floor, is occupied by Mr. Willis, music publisher; the north side by Dr. Reece, who has denominated it the medical hall, and it is m fact an extensive and well-laid out apothecary's or druggist's shop. Between the shops, runs a handsome passage leading to several capacious apartments intended for exhibition rooms. The architect was P. F. Robinson, esq.

runs parallel with from , to the ; it is a good street, and has many substantial

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houses. This street owes its name to the brave Henry Jermyn, earl of St. Alban's, who also gave name to , running parallel with Market-lane from the market to . The earl had a house at the head of the street bearing the name of his earldom. He was supposed to have been privately married to the queen dowager of Charles, Henrietta Maria, who

ruled the

first

husband, a king; but the

second

, subject, ruled her.

Her fear of him was long observed before the nearness of her connection was discovered.

which bisects north and south,turns to the west a short distance north of , and takes a segmental circuit, known as the Quadrant; this portion isparticularly elegant, both sides of the road having a continued colonnade of the Doric order; the columns supporting their proper entablature. The roof is formed into a promenade for the residents, being guarded towards the street by ballustrades, and is approached by the windows of the floors which are formed as doorways. At the west end of this Quadrant, and directly facing the main street to Pall-mall, is the County Fire office, a handsome building, the basement rustic, from which rises attached columns of the Corinthian order, supporting an entablature and cornice, the whole finished with a seated figure of Britannia. Between the columns are large windows with pedimental heads. It was built by Mr. Abraham, the design being a copy of Inigo Jones's water front of old .

 
 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
CHAPTER I: Site, local divisions, and government of the City of Westminster; history of the Abbey; Coronation Ceremonies; and lists of the Abbots and Deans
CHAPTER II: Westminster Abbey, and Description of the Tombs and Monuments
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of St. Margaret's Parish
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of St. John's Parish, Westminster
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster
CHAPTER VI: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. James, Westminster
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Anne, Westminster
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Mary-le-strand
CHAPTER X: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. Clement Danes
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of the parish of st. George, Hanover Square
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of the Precinct of the Savoy
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of the Inns of Court
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of the Precincts of the Charter-house and Ely Place, and the Liberty of the Rolls
 CHAPTER XV: Historical Notices of the Borough of Southwark
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of the parish of St. John, Southwark
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Thomas, Southwark
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. George's, Southwark
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of St. Saviour's Parish
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of the parist of Christ-church in the County of Surrey
 CHAPTER XXII: A List of the Principal Books, &c that have been published in Illustration of the Antiquities, History, Topography, and other subjects treated of in this Work
 Addenda et Corrigienda
 Postscript