Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, Lonsdale Square (no.66)

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The village of Islington was known for its clean, fresh air and its dairy farms. The Drapers Company inherited land known as ‘Gossey Field’ in the late 1600s which was farmed and then used as a cattle pen en route … Continued

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

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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 … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, 1862, Day 8, Gibson Square (no.64)

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The Milner-Gibson Estate in Islington was developed from 1823 on land leased from William Tufnell, a major landowner in the area. Thomas Milner-Gibson (1806-88) was head of the family at this time. (Portraits from Hardwick House.)

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, the Milner-Gibson Estate (no.63)

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Major Thomas Gibson  (d.1807) made his fortune in the West Indies’ sugar plantations. The family return to England when Thomas Milner-Gibson (1806-84) was a baby to live in Theberton House, Suffolk. (This site has a comprehensive history of the family.)

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