Boyle Street, London

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The position of Boyle Street in London.

Boyle Street is a short street in central London that is named after the Boyles, the Earls of Burlington,[1] and is on land that was once part of the Burlington Estate.

The street runs east-west from the junction of the Coach and Horses Yard and Old Burlington Street, to Savile Row. On its north side is an office block and on the south side is the West End Central Police Station.

History[edit]

Although all offices today, the street once had houses and other buildings.

The Burlington Charity Schoolhouse was built in the street in about 1720, for a girls school originally founded in 1699 (the Burlington School for Girls).[1]

Lord Sidney Beauclerk, son of the Duke of St. Albans and father of Topham Beauclerk, lived at number 1.[2]

John Trusler, eccentric divine, lived at number 2 from 1764-5. Elias Prestage, auctioneer who had auction rooms in Savile Row, was at number 1 in 1778. William Haines, engraver and painter, had his studio at No. 1, 1816–30.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wheatley, Henry B. (1891). London past and present: Its history, associations, and traditions. Vol. I. London: John Murray. Cambridge University Press reprint, 2011. p. 232. ISBN 9781108028066. 
  2. ^ a b "Cork Street and Savile Row Area: Table of notable inhabitants on the Burlington Estate" in Survey of London: Volumes 31 and 32: St James Westminster, Part 2. 1963, pp. 566-572. Date accessed: 17 June 2014.