Survey of London: Volume 5, St Giles-in-The-Fields, Pt II. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1914.
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LVIII.—LXIV.—Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11, DENMARK STREET.
General description and date of structure.
From the description which has been given of the sites of the buildings appurtenant to the Hospital, it would seem that Denmark Street occupies the site of one or perhaps two of those immediately north of the Master's house. The street appears to have been formed a little before the year 1687. It is not shown in Morden and Lea's Map of 1682, but is referred to in a deed of the former year (fn. 1) as containing plots unbuilt on. Its name was apparently given in honour of Prince George of Denmark, who had in 1683 married the Princess (afterwards Queen) Anne.
No. 7 has a doorcase somewhat similar to that of No. 4, but with a pediment (Plate 57). The interior is of interest, as the original staircase remains (Plate 58). It has close moulded strings, square newels and turned and twisted balusters.
Hidden behind the rear of No. 27, Denmark Street is the old-fashioned smithy shown on Plate 60. It is not a little surprising to discover an example of such manual labour surrounded by firms using modern mechanical labour-saving devices.
The "Rev. Mr. Majendie," afterwards "Rev. Dr. Majendie," is shown by the ratebooks as occupying No. 10 from 1758 to 1771. He was probably John James Majendie, son of the Bishop of Chester and Bangor. He was the author of several religious works in English and French, and in 1774 became Canon of Windsor. He died in 1783
In the Council's collection are:—
Denmark Street. View of south side from the east (photograph).
(fn. 2) No. 5, Denmark Street. Details of staircase (measured drawing).
No. 7, Denmark Street. Entrance doorway (photograph).
(fn. 2) No. 7, Denmark Street. Entrance doorway (measured drawing).
(fn. 2) No. 7, Denmark Street, Details of staircase (measured drawing).
(fn. 2) Nos. 10 and 11 Denmark Street. Doorcases (photograph).
(fn. 2) Blacksmith's forge (photograph).