The Orchard promises to be “beautifully crafted boutique living” with spacious light-filled rooms on Pear Tree Street. Mount Anvil developed the adjacent Central Square. It acquired the project from Silvertown Properties in 2011.
The present St James’ Church dates from 1875. The adjoining almshouses date from 1854.
This cute and fluffy bunny was spotted in a recycling bin outside my block of flats. A neighbor related that the rabbit’s owner had encountered difficulty getting into the Gee Street Courthouse with his pet. Even Old Bill was called to bar the bunny’s entry into the court. At a loss, the owner wandered across …
And I was just complaining that Peabody needed to spruce up its estates.
Claremont Close is off Claremont Square, on land owned by the New River Company. Originally occupied by cab proprietors, a coach builder and similar trades, flats were built in 1935 and restored after bomb damage during World War II.
Completed in 1863, the 150-year-old church was originally founded as Christ Church, Pentonville and was consecrated as St. Silas in 1867. “In 2010 St Silas became the first church building in England to have a new roof complete with solar tiles,” according to the parish site.
Part of the Diocese of Westminster, this Roman Catholic Church was opened in 1916. It was designed by Robert L. Curtis and built by E. Lawrence & Sons, according to “Catholic Churches of London” by Dennis Evans.