Charles Dickens must have known this area well. He has Mr Guppy in 'Bleak House', in renewing his proposal to Esther, saying: 'I have some connection and it lays in the direction of Walcot Square, Lambeth. 1 have therefore taken a 'ouse, which. in the opinion of my friends. is a hollow bargain (taxes ridiculous, and use of fixtures included in rent) .... It's a six-roomer. exclusive of kitchens and in the opinion of my friends a commodious tenement'
We often find there is interest in specific local properties, some still owned by the Foundation others which have been sold. We are grateful when we are given new historical data. We shall start posting them here, in blog format so that you may post comments. Note that any posting must not contain any confidential data, such as names of current occupants.
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