“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

The Plough

The Plough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. The Plough Marker
Inscription. The pub dates to the late Victorian era, and was much frequented by artists and writers before the war, when it was known as "The Baby's Bottom", perhaps because it was once painted pink. It was originally a Taylor Walker brewery pub (the original company was founded in 1730 but its name was established in 1816).

It lies on Museum Street, originally called Peter Street, the name being altered soon after the establishment of the British Museum, formerly Montague House built in 1678.

The area of Bloomsbury was developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. The major development of the squares that we see today started in about 1800 when Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford removed Bedford House and developed the land to the north with Russell Square as its centrepiece.

Historically, Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education and medicine. The area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group, the most celebrated of whom was Virginia Woolf, the group met in private homes in the area in the early 1900's. Other groups, such as the Bloomsbury Gang of Whigs, formed here in 1765 by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of artists and writers, was also founded in John Milais' parents' house on Gower Street in 1848.

The Plough Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. The Plough Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, mounted to the corner of the building, just behind the woman in white.
well known residents included novelist Charles Dickens, who lived at 14 Great Russell Street; Charles Darwin, the naturalist and scientist who lived at 12 Upper Gower Street; George du Maurier, the artist and writer, lived at 91 (formerly 46) Great Russell Street; and JM Barrie, the playwright and novelist who lived in Guilford Street and Grenville Street when he first moved to London and is where the Darling Family in Peter Pan live.
Location. 51° 31.065′ N, 0° 7.54′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Museum Street and Little Russell Street, on the left on Museum Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 Museum Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1A 1LH, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Museum Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph Caldecott (within shouting distance of this marker); Bertrand Russell (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Nash (about 150 meters away); Thomas Henry Wyatt (about 180 meters away); Dr. Robert Willan (about 180 meters away); Isaac D'Israeli (about 180 meters away); Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
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