Coordinates : 51°31′8″N 0°7′8″W / 51.51889°N
0.11889°W / 51.51889; -0.11889 Statue of Fenner Brockway in
west entrance of
Red Lion Square
Red Lion Square Flat on the southern side of
the square in which
William Morris and
Edward Burne-Jones lived in the
RED LION SQUARE is a small square in
London . The square
was laid out in 1684 by
Nicholas Barbon , taking its name from the
Red Lion Inn. According to some sources the bodies of three regicides
Oliver Cromwell , John Bradshaw and
Henry Ireton - were placed in a
pit on the site of the Square.
By 1720 it was a fashionable part of London: the eminent judge
Bernard Hale was a resident of Red Lion Square. In the 1860s, on the
other hand, it had clearly become decidedly unfashionable: the writer
Anthony Trollope in his novel Orley Farm (1862) humorously reassures
his readers that one of his characters is perfectly respectable,
despite living in Red Lion Square.
The centre-piece of the garden today is a statue by
Ian Walters of
Fenner Brockway , which was installed in 1986. There is also a
memorial bust of
Bertrand Russell . Conway Hall —which is the home
South Place Ethical Society and the National Secular Society
—opens on to the Square. On 15 June 1974 a meeting by the National
Front in Conway Hall resulted in a protest by anti-fascist groups. The
following disorder and police action left one student - Kevin Gately
University of Warwick
University of Warwick - dead.
The square today is home to the
Royal College of Anaesthetists and
College of Emergency Medicine . Lamb\'s Conduit Street is nearby
and the nearest underground station is
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* ^ A B Besant 2009 , p. 26.
* ^ UCL Bloomsbury Project
* ^ British History Online Old and New
London Volume 4, Edward
* ^ "
Bertrand Russell Memorial". Mind. 353: 320. 1980.
* ^ "On this day 1974: Man dies in race rally clashes". BBC Online.
15 June 1974. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
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* Besant, Walter (2009),
Holborn and Bloomsbury (unabridged ed.),
ReadHowYouWant.com, p. 26, ISBN 9781