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Bloomsbury Institutions


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



Africa Inland Mission
All Saints’ Church
Anglican Sisterhood of East Grinstead

Baptist Church (Cromer Street)
Baptist Chapel (Keppel Street)
Bedford Chapel
Bloomsbury Baptist Chapel
British National Association of Spiritualists

Catholic Apostolic Church
Catholic Apostolic Congregation of Edward Irving
Christian Young Men’s Society
Country Towns Mission

English Monthly Tract Society

French Protestant Church

Gower Street Chapel

John Street Baptist Chapel

Kingsgate Baptist Chapel

London Cabmen’s Mission
London City Mission

National Scotch Church
New Jerusalem Church
New Providence Chapel
North London Deaconesses’ Institution

Open Air Mission

Polish Catholic Chapel

St John’s Chapel
Sisterhood of St John Baptist, Clewer
Society for Promoting Industry and Religious Instruction amongst the Jews of Both Sexes

West London Synagogue of British Jews
Whitefield’s Chapel
Woburn Chapel

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This page last modified 14 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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