huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields

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Subject Where It Is What it Is Additional Info
Art Westminster Abbey Memorials to, and sculpures by, Huguenots. Effigies and sculptures by Roubiliac, Poultrain, Le Sueur. Memorials to Field Marshal Ligonier, Isaac Casaubon, David Garrick.
Art and manufacture Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7 Extensive collection of silk and ceramics.
Artwork & furniture Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU Paintings by Rousseau & Van Somer, Marot-style furniture, carvings by Pelletier, chimney piece by Le Sage, boundary screen by Tigou.
Boughton house & Montagu house Northhamptonshire and Bloomsbury respectively Houses belonging to Ralph Montagu, 17th century british ambassador to France, Hugenot fan, art lover and lecher Montagu house is no more (transformed into the BM) but Boughton Hs is still full of furniture and paintings made by Hugonots
Burial ground Wandsworth, London SW18 "Mount Nod" - burial ground at top of East Hill containing numerous French tombstones."
Burial ground/cemetery Bunhill Fields, London Early nonconformist cemetery Burials of Huguenots were usually in Anglican churchyards thus they appear in parish registers, but some can be found in the early nonconformist cemetery at Bunhill Fields, London.
Cabinetmaking Private collections of descendants, USA Three marquetry Victorian boxes made ca 1900 by Huguenot cabinetmaker James Lefevre Claisse of Bethnal Green
Ceramics from the Chelsea Porcelain Factory Brighton and Hove Museum The factory was run by Flemish Huguenot Nicholas Sprimont
Craftsmanship & memorial St Paul's Cathedral, London Gates by Jean Tijou inside the cathedral. Memorial to Captain Edward Riou RN at the west end of the crypt.
French Church Soho Square, London W1 The direct descendant of the first foreign Protestant church founded in the City in 1550. Modern doorway carving represents the Huguenot refugee experience.
Huguenot trail Bristol Memorials to Huguenots (who came to Bristol in 1680s) in Lord Mayor's Chapel & nearby nearby St Stephen's Church. Also fine ironwork in Huguenot style in both churches.
Jamme Masjid Corner of Fournier Street and Brick Lane, Spitalfields E1 former Protestant chapel known as ‘La Neuve Eglise’
Orange Street Congregational Chapel Orange Street, London WC2 The chapel was formerly used for French Protestant worship.
Shop front 56-58 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields Home of silk merchants Jourdain and Rybot, built c. 1756
Silk Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Nr Manchester Chapel Silk Wall Panels The original silk wall covering was woven in London's Spitalfields around 1700 when George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington, refurbished the chapel in the Presbyterian style, before adding further silk between 1752 and 1754. The decoration behind the altar,
Silk weaver's home 40 Cranbrook Street, Bethnal Green Huguenot Silk weaver's family home Charles Kingsley, author of 'The Water Babies' lodged next door during his social conditions research into the status of the poor.
Silk weaver's patterns woven 40 Cranbrook Street, Bethnal Green Benjamin Hale's predecessors wove 'heavy patterned silk fabrics'. A pattern which survived into early 20th century was of a 'Paisley style' design in bright coloured hand-woven silk, also a web of silk ready for the loom in peach colour, and silk shears, worn and used (not scissors which catch the threads in their join
Silvercraft Actively traded and in private collections Silvercraft by Daniel and Charles May, Huguenot family in Blackfriar's, Shoreditch, BG etc mid-1700s-1800s Charles and Daniel both appear in Grimwade's Biographies, and their work is actively traded and can be seen online. There is a private collection of Charles May's thimbles in Australia.
silverware Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Nr Manchester 2nd Earl of Warrington Silver Collection The Warrington Silver Collection was largely made by Huguenot silversmiths as they were incredibly highly skilled, and, in the early days, compartively cheaper than their English counterparts.
St Matthew's Bethnal Green Peter Renvoize whose family tomb is within the church grounds. He was a sibling of Elizabeth Renvoize.

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