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Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
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Coventry Cathedral CC47_02918
Coventry Cathedral CC47_02918
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Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09006
Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09006
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Exeter bomb damage OP07079
Exeter bomb damage OP07079
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St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583
St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583
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Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00712
Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00712
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St Pauls Cathedral RAF_58_40_VP1_5069
St Pauls Cathedral RAF_58_40_VP1_5069
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St Pauls Cathedral EAW011371
St Pauls Cathedral EAW011371
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Liverpool, 1946 EAW001911
Liverpool, 1946 EAW001911
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Bomb damage, Liverpool 1941 BB90_03807
Bomb damage, Liverpool 1941 BB90_03807
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St Pauls Cathedral in bomb damaged surroundings AA093716
St Pauls Cathedral in bomb damaged surroundings AA093716
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Exeter 1942 BB42_00714
Exeter 1942 BB42_00714
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Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456 Featured Print

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940. The House was heavily bombed during World War II and remained derelict until 1952 when parts of the remains were preserved.
Holland House, originally known as Cope Castle, was a great house in Kensington in London, situated in what is now Holland Park. Created in 1605 in the Elizabethan or Jacobean style for the diplomat Sir Walter Cope, the building later passed to the powerful Rich family, then the Fox family, under whose ownership it became a noted gathering-place for Whigs in the 19th century. The house was largely destroyed by German firebombing during the Blitz in 1940; today only the east wing and some ruins of the ground floor still remain.
In 1940, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth attended the last great ball held at the house. A few weeks later, on 7 September, the German bombing raids on London that would come to be known as the Blitz began. During the night of 27 September, Holland House was hit by twenty-two incendiary bombs during a ten-hour raid. The house was largely destroyed, with only the east wing, and, miraculously, almost all of the library remaining undamaged. Surviving volumes included the sixteenth-century Boxer Codex.
Holland House was granted Grade I listed building status in 1949, under the auspices of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947; the Act sought to identify and preserve buildings of special historic importance, prompted by the damage caused by wartime bombing. The building remained a burned-out ruin until 1952, when its owner, Giles Fox-Strangways, 6th Earl of Ilchester, sold it to the London County Council (LCC). The remains of the building passed from the LCC to its successor, the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1965, and upon the dissolution of the GLC in 1986 to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Today, the remains of Holland House form a backdrop for the open air Holland Park Theatre, home of Opera Holland Park. The YHA (England and Wales) "London Holland Park" youth hostel is now located in the house. The Orangery is now an exhibition and function space, with the adjoining former Summer Ballroom now a restaurant, The Belvedere. The former ice house is now a gallery space

© Historic England Archive

Exeter Cathedral bomb damage BB42_00740
Exeter Cathedral bomb damage BB42_00740
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St Sidwells Church, Exeter 1942 BB42_03938
St Sidwells Church, Exeter 1942 BB42_03938
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Coventry Cathedral BB98_06261
Coventry Cathedral BB98_06261
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Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00440
Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00440
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Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947
Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947
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The Crescent Plymouth nbr_leica_vi_34_21
The Crescent Plymouth nbr_leica_vi_34_21
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St Andrews Plymouth nbr_leica_v_23_03
St Andrews Plymouth nbr_leica_v_23_03
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Inner Temple Hall CXP01_01_154
Inner Temple Hall CXP01_01_154
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St Pauls CXP01_01_087
St Pauls CXP01_01_087
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St Pauls CXP01_01_086
St Pauls CXP01_01_086
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St Pauls CXP01_01_085
St Pauls CXP01_01_085
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St Pauls CXP01_01_084
St Pauls CXP01_01_084
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St Pauls CXP01_01_086 Featured Print

St Pauls CXP01_01_086

St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City of London. A view looking south-west across a bomb damaged landscape towards the Church of St Verdast-alias-Foster with St Paul's Cathedral beyond.
The Church of St Verdast-alias-Foster was rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London in 1666. In the Second World War it was gutted by fire during the Blitz in 1940-41 and was later rebuilt after the war with work starting in 1953. St Paul's Cathedral survived the bombing raids but other buildings in the area were completely destroyed by high explosives and incendiary bombs

© Historic England Archive

St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_083
St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_083
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St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_082
St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_082
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St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_081
St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_081
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St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080
St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080
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St Mary Aldermanbury CXP01_01_090
St Mary Aldermanbury CXP01_01_090
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Salford Town Hall AA42_02127
Salford Town Hall AA42_02127
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Market Hall, Birmingham, 1941 AA42/00726
Market Hall, Birmingham, 1941 AA42/00726
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Coventry 1941 AA42_00337
Coventry 1941 AA42_00337
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Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00707
Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00707
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Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00706
Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00706
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Limehouse church AA44_01405
Limehouse church AA44_01405
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Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00727
Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00727
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Salford Town Hall AA42_02127 Featured Print

Salford Town Hall AA42_02127

Town Hall, Bexley Square, Salford. An exterior view of the Town Hall in 1942, showing the south facade with two contemporary cars in the foreground. The hall was built by Richard Lane between 1825 and 1827, and the south facade has two storeys and five bays, with a three bay Doric portico with giant columns, a pediment and frieze with four relief wreaths.
In the image the windows have blackout fabric covering them, and a temporary brick wall over the main entrance. The street furniture is painted with black and white stripes, to faciliate night-time driving during World War II

© Historic England Archive

St Thomas Church Birminghma, 1941 AA42_00588
St Thomas Church Birminghma, 1941 AA42_00588
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Christ Church Coventry 1941 AA42_00288
Christ Church Coventry 1941 AA42_00288
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Christ Church Coventry 1941 AA42_00285
Christ Church Coventry 1941 AA42_00285
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Waterloo Street Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00411
Waterloo Street Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00411
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Colmore Row Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00432
Colmore Row Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00432
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Chapel House Deritend, 1941 AA42_00470
Chapel House Deritend, 1941 AA42_00470
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Union Street Ladywood Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00461
Union Street Ladywood Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00461
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Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00441
Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00441
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Great Western Arcade Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00436
Great Western Arcade Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00436
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St Annes Convent Deritend AA42_00473
St Annes Convent Deritend AA42_00473
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St Annes School Deritend AA42_00472
St Annes School Deritend AA42_00472
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Trinity House Chapel, 1941 AA41_00073
Trinity House Chapel, 1941 AA41_00073
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Master Mariners Almshouses AA41_00139
Master Mariners Almshouses AA41_00139
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No 1 Dixs Field, Exeter - after BB42_00718
No 1 Dixs Field, Exeter - after BB42_00718
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Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09008
Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09008
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Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09007
Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09007
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Exeter 1942 BB42_00717
Exeter 1942 BB42_00717
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Bomb damaged church, Camden, London AA44_00304
Bomb damaged church, Camden, London AA44_00304
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Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09005
Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09005
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The Ring, Southwark 1941 B43_1259
The Ring, Southwark 1941 B43_1259
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