London Historical Buildings
Auction Mart and Bank of England
by Suzi Love
FROM: 1827 Metropolitan Improvements; Or, London in the Nineteenth Century, Displayed in a Series of Engravings of the New Buildings, Improvements, &c., by the Most Eminent Artists, from Original Drawings, Taken from the Objects Themselves Expressly for this Work
by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd
Publisher : Jones & Company and sold by Simpkin and Marshall
AUCTION MART, ETC ST. BARTHOLOMEW LANE.
Erected in 1808-9 for the public sale of all sorts of Property, and has since had a literary
Institution engrafted on the original Establishment.
At some distance, on the same side, is the principal Avenue, through Capel Court, to the Stock Exchange; and still further, the Church of St. Bartholomew, built in the year 1670.
On the right, the eastern front of the Bank of England, which has been lately repaired and much improved, occupies the entire space to the corner of Threadneedle Street: the entrance to the Rotunda. where stockjobbers, &c. carry on their dealings in British Securities, being about the centre of the range, and nearly opposite the Stock Exchange.
The View is terminated by a portion of the north elevation of the Royal Exchange, over which the new Tower and Cupola, surmounting the south front of the same Building, and finished in 1824, is conspicuous.
Regency Research Links:
Have you visited these?
Since so many people have asked me about good sites to do Regency Research, I thought I’d start sharing some of them.
Today I have links for 5 topics: Carriages, Postal, Houses, Medical, Weapons
Have you been to these sites and found them helpful? Know of others to add to these lists?
Or found that a site no longer exists?
Let me know.
- Want to know about postage?
Want to know about guns and pistols?
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Regency Women’s Fashions by Suzi Love
Who loves Regency Fashion? Everyone?
Of course we do, because these fashions are elegant and pretty and sometimes afford a gentleman a tiny glimpse of a well-turned ankle. Though to me that sounds like the lady has sprained her ankle rather than looking fashionably slim.
Empire style gowns, named after Napoleon’s first Empress, became popular at the turn of the century and were high waisted with skirts gathered under the bust. Fabrics were thinner, sometimes almost transparent, so outerwear became thicker and more practical eg Redingotes and half cloaks and accessories such as oversized fur muffs became popular.
Colors became more popular in the early 1800s, replacing the basic white clothing worn around 1800 when fashions were Greek styled. Women embraced the chance to show individuality. Bonnets grew higher, with lace, ribbons, and often plumed, and were made to match gowns and cloaks which meant that fashionable women were taking the time to put together complete ensembles from shoes, to gloves and hats.
Regency Fashion Women by Suzi Love