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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Queens Larder

 
 
The Queens Larder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. The Queens Larder Marker
Inscription. The earliest official reference to the tavern now known as The Queen's Larder is contained in a deed drawn up in 1710 when Sir Nathaniel Curzon let the house to a London Stationer named Matthew Allam. The mortgage was transferred during the following year to Oliver Humphries and later to a carpenter named Kendrick. The present tavern was then a simple alehouse without an inn sign.

It was during this era that the reigning sovereign, George III, began to be affected by mental illness, and for a while he stayed privately in Queen Square under the care of Dr Willis. The doctor's treatment which was temporarily successful was helped by the kings consort, Queen Charlotte, who rented a small underground cellar beneath the present tavern in which she stored special delicacies for her sick husband.

When the alehouse became a tavern later in George's reign, it was named The Queen's Larder in Charlotte's honour.

The Queen's Larder stands in a neighbourhood that is famous for its hospitals and foundling home. Writing of the area R.I Stevenson once observed that it seemed to have been set aside for "the humanities of life and the alleviation of all hard destinies"
 
Location. 51° 31.275′ N, 0° 7.345′ W. Marker is in London Borough of
The Queens Larder and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. The Queens Larder and Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, just to the left of the door.
Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Queen Square and Cosmo Place on Queen Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Queen Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir John Barbirolli C.H. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Thomas Lawrence (about 120 meters away); Friend at Hand (about 240 meters away); John Howard (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Thomas Henry Wyatt (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Roger Fry (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir George Williams (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  The Queens Larder (The Queens Larder). (Submitted on October 21, 2017.)
 
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The Queens Larder Pub Sign image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
3. The Queens Larder Pub Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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