Bartlett’s Buildings, EC1N

Road in/near City of London, existed between 1615 and 1941

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Bartlett’s Buildings was the name of a street situated off of Holborn Circus

The street, also known as Bartlett’s Court, was recorded by 1615 as a street where lawyers had offices. An alley called Bartlett’s Passage ran from the west side of Bartlett’s Buildings to Fetter Lane.

Jane Austen’s ’Sense and Sensibility’ (1811) mentioned the street as the lodgings for the two Miss Steeles lodge when visiting their cousin.

The street was totally destroyed during a Second World War air raid in 1941.

New Fetter Lane was built post war in its place.




Main source: Bartlett’s Buildings - Wikipedia
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