Antique engraving print St. John’s Gate Clerkenwell, 19 Dec. 1829

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Antique Engraving Print, “St. John’s Gate Clerkenwell”, 1829, credit Antiche Curiosità©

 

Antique engraving print St. John’s Gate Clerkenwell, 19 Dec. 1829, drawn by  Tho. H. Shepherd, engraved by G.B. Allen.

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Antique engraving print, St. John’s Gate Clerkenwell, credit Antiche Curiosità©

 

Antique engraving print St. John’s Gate Clerkenwell, 19 Dec. 1829, drawn by  Tho. H. Shepherd, engraved by G.B. Allen.

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St John’s Gate is one of the few tangible remains from Clerkenwell‘s monastic past; it was built in 1504 by Prior Thomas Docwra as the south entrance to the inner precinct of Clerkenwell Priory, the priory of the Knights of Saint John – the Knights Hospitallers. The substructure is of brick, the north and south façades of stone. After centuries of decay and much rebuilding, very little of the stone facing is original; heavily restored in the 19th century, the Gate today is in large part a Victorianrecreation, the handiwork of a succession of architects — William P. Griffiths, R. Norman Shaw, and J. Oldrid Scott.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John%27s_Gate,_Clerkenwell

 

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