Adelphi Terrace, WC2N

Road in/near Embankment, existing between 1769 and now.

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JANUARY
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2023
Adelphi Terrace is named after John and Robert Adam, who built the Adelphi development in the 1760s.

The Adam brothers created an elegant residential neighbourhood in the Adelphi, raised on high arches with lower streets underground at the level of the River Thames.

When the Adelphi plan was proposed, anxious to preserve the countryside views from his Strand banking house’s rear windows, Mr Coutts of the Strand purchased a share of the Durham Gardens property. He arranged with the Adam brothers that the new streets would be laid out to maintain the vista.

Robert Street was thus designed to frame the wealthy banker’s landscape. The land between William Street and John Street was then occupied by his underground strong rooms, connected to the office and built only to Strand level. When needing to expand, Coutts obtained a Parliamentary Act to build an arch over William Street.

The Adelphi’s unique elevated design thus resulted from an influential banker preserving his scenic outlook, dictating the streets’ arrangement through a development deal.




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Othello takes a bow
On 1 November 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello was presented for the first time, at The Palace of Whitehall. The palace was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698. Seven years to the day, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Tempest was also presented for the first time, and also at the Palace of Whitehall.

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Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Here in Buckingham Street lived Samuel Pepys the diarist, Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

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I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Craven Street, WC2N
James webb lived in Craven Street Westminster. He died in 1758 and his states he was of Craven Street.
FROM England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 for James Webb PROB 11: Will Registers
1773-1776 Piece 1004: Alexander, Quire Numbers 1-45 (1775)

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Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?

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Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

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Theresa Penney   
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1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

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