Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, 1862, Day 8, Milner Square (no.65)

Milner Square was the second of the two squares in the Milner-Gibson Estate. It was laid out by Robert Lewis Roumieu and Alexander Dick Gough who also designed a church for the square, but this was never built. The building was undertaken from 1841-47, resulting in what Roy Porter calls ‘the astonishing Milner Square’. Pevsner goes further: ‘..eccentric proportions transmuted classical terraces into strange, powerful compositions of verticals and horizontals..’.

Milner Square

Milner Square

Milner Square

Milner Square

A passageway at the south east corner of the square leads to Almeida Street the the Almeida Theatre which was originally built by Roumieu and Gough as a Literary and Scientific Institute for the neighbourhood.

Passageway through to Almeida Street

Passageway through to Almeida Street

Almeida Theatre

Almeida Theatre