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In Bolt Court...

We’ve recently been instructed on a property in Gough House, Bolt Court. The property is situated perfectly, within walking distance of City Thameslink (a four minute walk according to google maps) and is just off Fleet Street. The property itself is a Grade II listed former printworks and has the classical style as such. Though it has now been converted into elegant modern apartments. For more images of the property visithttp://bit.ly/1nyh2Rf Bolt Court has made a name for itself in history as previously occupying the house in which famous lexicographer and Londoner Samuel Johnson residedprior to his death. Samuel Johnson was possibly known best for writing what is known to be a the foundation of our current Oxford English Dictionary and the quote that is often used to summarise the greatness of London (anda quote we at Winkworth Clerkenwell have a staunch belief in) "Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford" Johnson lived at 8Bolt Court for the eight years preceding his death in 1784, though the house was demolished, his previous residence, 17 Gough Square (which can be accessed via Bolt Court) is his only surviving residence in the city and has been turned into a museum for the public. A blue plaque outside commemorates Johnson's residency and outside the house in the courtyard of Gough Square there is a statue of one of Johnson's preferred cats 'Hodge'.        

We’ve recently been instructed on a property in Gough House, Bolt Court. The property is situated perfectly, within walking distance of City Thameslink (a four minute walk according to google maps) and is just off Fleet Street. The property itself is a Grade II listed former printworks and has the classical style as such.

WW - 2 Gough House, Bolt Court, London, EC4A_2

Though it has now been converted into elegant modern apartments.

WW - 2 Gough House, Bolt Court, London, EC4A_22

For more images of the property visithttp://bit.ly/1nyh2Rf

Bolt Court has made a name for itself in history as previously occupying the house in which famous lexicographer and Londoner Samuel Johnson residedprior to his death. Samuel Johnson was possibly known best for writing what is known to be a the foundation of our current Oxford English Dictionary and the quote that is often used to summarise the greatness of London (anda quote we at Winkworth Clerkenwell have a staunch belief in)

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"Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford"

Johnson lived at 8Bolt Court for the eight years preceding his death in 1784, though the house was demolished, his previous residence, 17 Gough Square (which can be accessed via Bolt Court) is his only surviving residence in the city and has been turned into a museum for the public. A blue plaque outside commemorates Johnson's residency and outside the house in the courtyard of Gough Square there is a statue of one of Johnson's preferred cats 'Hodge'.

 

 

 

 

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