Dallington Street, EC1V

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Named after the Reverend Robert Dallington (1561 – 1637), Master of Charterhouse School between 1624 and 1637 and one of the first tourism guide book authors. During his tenure at Charterhouse he improved its walks and gardens. He also introduced the custom of composing verse on passages of scripture into the school. He had earlier won fame having written two books of his travels around France and Italy: A Survey of the Great Duke’s State of Tuscany, in the yeare of our Lord 1596, published in 1605; and A Method for Travell: shewed by taking the view of France as it stoode in the yeare of our Lord 1598, published in 1606. The street was laid out on the site of the former Pardon Churchyard and was there in the 1720s, although it was originally called Allen Street. It changed to its present name in 1937. Charterhouse was a former Carthusian priory, established in the 14thCentury, following its closure during the dissolution of the monasteries, it was turned into a school by Thomas Sutton, Master of Ordnance to Elizabeth I.






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