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RE: The Streets of the City

#46 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:28 am

Steph

The problem with that theory is that it was called Temple Row and the nearby Temple Street a long time before there were any Solicitors Chambers at all back in the mid 1700's.

A couple of theories put forward have been it was named for a local summer house type building that was called locally the Temple back when the whole area was a Cherry Orchard owned by the local Priory. Another theory offered is that there was once a meeting place of the Knights Templar. Another one was it was called after a round building that stood in the area that might have been a Dovecot.

Any advance on these theories.

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RE: The Streets of the City

#47 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:15 pm

A little further along Colmore Row we have Ludgate Street that runs down to St Pauls Square.

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RE: The Streets of the City

#48 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:17 pm

Then at the other end of St Philips Churchyard we have St Philips Place.

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RE: The Streets of the City

#49 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:56 am

Great photo 2nd one lonely man one step to the left would have hidden him behind the bush.
Wonder how long the building behind him with the broken windows was derelict,and why.

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RE: The Streets of the City

#50 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:41 am

John

As far as I can make out the building is "the Rectory", now I'm not sure if it would belong to the rector of St Philip's or the rector (headmaster) of the Blue Coat School that was adjacent. Seeing as how the school moved to Edgbaston in the early 30's and the photo looks to date around that time. I would think the second option is the most likeliest and was the reason why it was empty. I don't think it would have remained empty for long, and I think it's full of Solicitors now.

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RE: The Streets of the City

#51 by mikejee , Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:09 am

Phil
Whites 1873 directory lists , under St Phillips Churchyard, off Temple Row:
Yorke The Hon and Rev Grantham Munton, M.A., rector of St. Philip’s Church & rural dean, The Rectory . so it looks like it is the church


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RE: The Streets of the City

#52 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:47 am

Mike

Then thats what it would be then as I say it was a toss up between the two, have you any idea why it would be empty then?

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RE: The Streets of the City

#53 by mikejee , Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:14 pm

All I know Phil is that it was the Rectory till 1921. By 1932 the Rectory seems to have gone, but there is (in apparently the same position the Provost's House), which remained until at least 1945. By 1949 it too had disappeared


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RE: The Streets of the City

#54 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:16 pm

Mike

Is not Provost another name for Rector?

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RE: The Streets of the City

#55 by mikejee , Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:46 pm

It may well be the sane Phil, but I'm not very knowledgble in re;igious matters


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RE: Great Thread

#56 by Sheldonboy , Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:49 pm

This is a great thread Phil I have really been enjoying this tour.


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RE: Great Thread

#57 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:29 pm

To continue we cross back over the road to Livery St


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RE: Great Thread

#58 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:30 pm

We are now at the end of Colmore Row at Snow Hill


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RE: Great Thread

#59 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:42 pm

Don't let is forget that Victorian wonder built over the Great Western Railway cutting from the south. The Great Western Arcade.


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RE: Great Thread

#60 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:16 pm

Of course we have got to mention St Philip's, The Grand Hotel & Snow Hill Station & The Great Western Hotel.


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