Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, Day 8, In Islington & Highbury (no.74)

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.

V0013546 London Fever Hospital, Liverpool Road, Islington: viewed fro Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org London Fever Hospital, Liverpool Road, Islington: viewed from the north. Wood engraving by C. D. Laing, 1848. 1848 after: Charles Fowler and Charles D. LaingPublished:  -  Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
V0013546 London Fever Hospital, Liverpool Road, Islington: viewed fro
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
London Fever Hospital, Liverpool Road, Islington: viewed from the north. Wood engraving by C. D. Laing, 1848.
1848 after: Charles Fowler and Charles D. LaingPublished: –
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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.

The Queen's Head Pub
The Queen’s Head Pub

‘..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.

St Mary's Church, Islington
St Mary’s Church, Islington
St Mary's Church, Islington
St Mary’s Church, Islington

You may be interested in
The History of St Mary’s Church and a Guide

 

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