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Old House, Great Winchester Street

Old House, Great Winchester Street

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 90

Length: 22.1

Width: 17.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"We have here...the residence of a great merchant of the beginning of the 18th century. Great Winchester Street was full of such houses, as we read in the Stow of 1720: 'Here was a great Messuage called the Spanish Ambassador's House, of late inhabited by Sir James Houblon, Kt., and Alderman of London' - he was Governer of the Bank of England - 'and also other fair houses of Sir John Buckworth and other merchants' (Book II. p. 110)."

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

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