LXXVIII.—No. 23, BEDFORD SQUARE.
His Grace the Duke of Bedford, K.G.
General description and date of structure.
This house was not in existence on 20th November, 1777, (fn. 1) and the
first mention of it in the parish ratebooks occurs in 1781. Few of the
decorations in the house are original, the two principal exceptions being
the plaster ceiling of the front room on the first floor, and a fine doorcase
and pair of doors (Plate 82), connecting that room with the one in the rear.
Condition of repair.
The premises are in good repiar.
In 1781 "Jas. Bailey" is shown as the occupier of the house. For the next
few years no name is given, but in 1785 that of Thomas Burn appears and continues
for the remainder of the century.
In the Council's collection is:—
(fn. 2) No. 23, Bedford Square. Doors and doorcase in front room on ground floor
No. 24, Bedford Square. Entrance doorway (photograph).
||See p. 168.