In this post Mr Bradshaw and I complete our wanderings around Islington!
The London Fever Hospital was established on the site of King’s Cross Station in 1815, moving to Liverpool Road from 1849 where it remained in use until the 1970s when the new Royal Free Hospital opened in Hampstead.
The Queen’s Head is in the Lower Road and dates from 1829, but ‘..is built on the site of a very ancient one that existed till 1829..’. The pub is alongside the New River, hidden under the road in front of the pub and the subject of some future posts.
‘..St Mary’s Church, Upper Street, opened in 1754; the steeple is more curious than elegant..’, says Mr Bradshaw. The first church on this site was built in the C12 and replaced in C15. The third church was built in 1754 but in September 1940 it was destroyed by a bomb in WWII which left only the tower and the spire intact. The church was rebuilt, and consecrated in 1954. I found it a peaceful place and as I sat inside for a while I remembered my mother, and could feel her with me.