Leigh's New Picture of London, Or, a View of the Political, Religious, Medical, Literary, Municipal, Commercial, and Moral State of the British Metropolis; Presenting a Brief and Luminous Guide to the Stranger, on All Subjects Connected

Leigh's New Picture of London, Or, a View of the Political, Religious, Medical, Literary, Municipal, Commercial, and Moral State of the British Metropolis; Presenting a Brief and Luminous Guide to the Stranger, on All Subjects Connected

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...of Justice and Mercy, executed by Nollekens. At each extremity is a medallion of the Roman fasces and sword. The tympanum contains the county arms. The interior is divided into the court, the hall, and rooms for the magistrates, grand jury, &c. In one of the rooms on the side of the entrance is an original portrait of sir B. Hicks, the builder of the old hall. The court is open to the public. TOWN-HALL, Southwark, Is a modern brick edifice, with a stone front, consisting of a rustic basement, above which are several Ionic pilasters, surmounted by a balustrade. The steward of the city of London holds a court of record here every Monday, for all debts, damages, and trespasses, within his jurisdiction. NEW COURT-HOUSE, OR WESTMINSTER GUILDHALL, Is built on part of the ancient Sanctuary. It is of an octagonal form, and is entered by a few steps under a vestibule, supported by massy columns of the Doric order. It is used as the court of sessions for the city of Westminster, and is open to the public during the transaction of business. THE CORN-EXCHANGE, f i Mark-lane, Is a quadrangular paved court, surrounded by a colonnade, in which are seats for the corn-factors, who have each a desk containing samples of corn. The entrance consists of eight Doric columns, supporting a plain building, in which are two coffeehouses. The chief business is transacted here on Mondays, though Wednesdays and Fridays are likewise market days. THE NEW CORN-EXCHANGE, Mark-lane. This building adjoins the preceding. It was erected in 1828, from designs by Mr. Smith, and is a very fine specimen of the Greek Doric style of architecture. The facade consists of a peristyle of six fluted columns, with wings of rectangular form, and thin pilasters at the angles. The frieze is...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506006
  • 9781236506009