Thursday, 25 April 2013

Bedford Square - then & now

By c.1900 the Square would have been about 80 years old and apparently bearing its age quite well. Over the far right-hand (NE) corner of the Square can be seen the spire of Christ Church in Montpelier Road, burnt down in 1978 by a fire started by vandals.

By 2013 all of the properties have been grade II listed together with attached railings where they exist. Properties were added to the English Heritage list at intervals from 1952 to 1988. Evidently not soon enough in some cases as evidenced by missing canopies, balconies, balustrading and other more minor architectural details. Also listed are the two red telephone boxes (K6) halfway up on the RH side. I wonder if they still have working telephones . . . . 

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