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No 37, Cheapside

No 37, Cheapside

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 80

Length: 22.5

Width: 17.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"This house, which is at the East corner of Friday Street, occupies the site of the 'Nag's Head' Tavern, famous in the controversies on the validity of Anglican Orders, as being the supposed scene of the consecration of Archbishop Parker. The overhanging sign of the 'Nag's Head' is shown in an old engraving, date 1639, reproduced in Wilkinson's Londina Illustrata. The sign built into the front of the house - a swan, ducally gorged and chained - is, according to Archer (Vestiges of Old London), a badge of the Bohun family."

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

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