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Old House, Fore Street

Old House, Fore Street

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 89

Length: 23

Width: 18

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"This house, of a type very rare in London - made rarer still by the demolition of this subject - dates probably from before the Great Fire," writes Alfred Marks in the book 'Photographs of Old London'.

The erection of timber houses was forbidden by a Proclamation issued after the Great Fire.

"This house stood at the corner of Milton Street, a new name given some forty years ago to Grub Steet, famous - or infamous - in the annals of literature."

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