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Canonbury Tower 25

Canonbury Tower 25

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 25

Length: 22.7

Width: 17.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Manor of Canonbury was an appendage of the Priory of St. Bartholomew and appears to have been given to the Priory by Ralph de Berners, in the time of Edward I."

After the dissolution of the monasteries Canonbury was occupied by many Court favourites including Thomas Cromwell, John Dudley and Thomas Wentworth.

"Here, according to Sir John Hawkins, not a very trustworthy authority, Goldsmith wrote the Vicar of Wakefield."

Letterpress by Alfred Marks from 'Photographs of Old London'.

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