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SAD STATE OF S. JOHN'S GATE, CLERKENWELL, IN 1880

SAD STATE OF S. JOHN'S GATE, CLERKENWELL, IN 1880

The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments reported, in 1925, that the condition of the S. John's Gate was "Good, much restored." Our photograph shows the deplorable state of the place about 1880, when little was thought of the fast vanishing, irreplaceable antiquities of London. There is an eating house in either tower, and little care is evidently being taken of the structure. The gate was built in 1504 as the south entrance to the Priory of S. John. It is now occupied by the S. John Ambulance Corps.

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