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Bloomsbury and the Bloomsbury Project

Bloomsbury People

What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents

Thomas Cubitt (1788–1855)

a summary of his Bloomsbury connections

Along with James Burton, he was the most important builder in Bloomsbury in the nineteenth century

In partnership with his brother William from 1810, and working out of an ever-expanding yard east of Gray’s Inn Road from 1815, he was responsible for building some of the best houses on the Bedford estate

For more general biographical information about Thomas Cubitt, see his entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

For more information about his buildings in Bloomsbury and elsewhere, see Hermione Hobhouse, Thomas Cubitt: Master Builder (1971; revised 1995)

This page last modified 7 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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