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Survey of London: Volume 28, Brooke House, Hackney

By W A Eden, Marie P G Draper, W F Grimes and Audrey Williams. An account of Brooke House in the parish of Hackney. Built in the fifteenth century, it was held by, amongst others, Thomas Cromwell. Used as an asylum between 1759 and 1940, it was demolished as a result of bomb damage in 1954-5.

Survey of London. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1960.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Frontispiece
Preface v-vi
List of plates ix-xi
List of illustrations xiii
Archaeological evidence above ground: Description 1-10
Archaeological evidence above ground: The construction of the house 10-19
Archaeological evidence above ground: The chapel 19-22
Notes on early illustrations 22-23
Archaeological evidence below ground: Introduction 24-27
Archaeological evidence below ground: Phase I 27-34
Archaeological evidence below ground: Phase II 35-51
Documentary evidence 52-66
Conclusion 67-75
Appendix: Inventories 76-79
Appendix: On existing printed accounts 79-80
Appendix: Nos. 1-7 Upper Clapton Road 80-82
Abbreviations 83-86
Index 87-90
Plate 1: Extract from Ordnance Survey map, 1868-72 1
Plate 2: Plan of the Earl of Warwick's estate at Hackney, 1760 2
Plate 3: Plan of 1760 related to the modern street plan 3
Plate 4: Brooke House, ground floor plan 4
Plate 5: Brooke House, ground floor plan 5
Plate 6: Brooke House, first floor plan 6
Plate 7: Brooke House, site plan 7
Plate 8: Brooke House, east elevation 8
Plate 9: Brooke House, elevations 9
Plate 10: Brooke House, elevations to Court I 10
Plate 11: Brooke House, section through Court I 11
Plate 12: Brooke House, views 12
Plate 13: Brooke House, east and south front 13
Plate 14: Brooke House, exterior views 14
Plate 15: Brooke House, Court I 15
Plate 16: Brooke House, Court II 16
Plate 17: Brooke House, sections through ranges 17
Plate 18: Brooke House, south range roof 18
Plate 19: Brooke House, roof details 19
Plate 20: Brooke House, south-east staircase 20
Plate 21: Brooke House, south-east staircase, details 21
Plate 22: Brooke House, south-east staircase, details 22
Plate 23: Brooke House, doors 23
Plate 24: Brooke House, windows 24
Plate 25: Brooke House, interior details 25
Plate 26: Brooke House, long gallery 26
Plate 27: Brooke House, long gallery 27
Plate 28: Brooke House, long gallery, ceiling 28
Plate 29: Brooke House, long gallery, ceiling 29
Plate 30: Brooke House, section through south end of east range 30
Plate 31: Brooke House, north wall of chapel 31
Plate 32: Brooke House, north wall of chapel 32
Plate 33: Brooke House, wall painting 33
Plate 34: Brooke House, excavations 34
Plate 35: Brooke House, excavations 35
Plate 36: Brooke House, excavations 36
Plate 37: Brooke House, excavations 37
Plate 38: Brooke House, excavations 38
Plate 39: Brooke House, excavations 39
Plate 40: Brooke House, excavations 40
Plate 41: Brooke House, excavations 41
Plate 42: Brooke House, folding plan showing building periods 42