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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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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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Paddle steamer under arms CC80_00195
Paddle steamer under arms CC80_00195
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St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583
St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583
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Town Hall, Birmingham 1941 AA42_00745
Town Hall, Birmingham 1941 AA42_00745
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Bomb damage, Liverpool 1941 BB90_03807
Bomb damage, Liverpool 1941 BB90_03807
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Exeter 1942 BB42_00714
Exeter 1942 BB42_00714
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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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Cunard Shell Works BL_24001_09
Cunard Shell Works BL_24001_09
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Two women filling Sirocco roaster with coffee beans BL24300_001
Two women filling Sirocco roaster with coffee beans BL24300_001
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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

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Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947
Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947
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Lodge Hill Battery N060478
Lodge Hill Battery N060478
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Painting aircraft wings, Waring & Gillow BL23701_012
Painting aircraft wings, Waring & Gillow BL23701_012
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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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Bofors gun, Pendennis Castle c.1943 N900004
Bofors gun, Pendennis Castle c.1943 N900004
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Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880020
Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880020
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Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880017
Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880017
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Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880011
Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880011
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Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880008
Dover Castle wartime tunnels 1945 N880008
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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, London 1941 BL5947 Featured Print

Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947

City of London. A figure stands amid destroyed and burnt-out buildings. The Brewer's Hall in Aldermanbury was built in 1673 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. This hall was then destroyed during the Blitz. A new hall was built in 1960 and stands on the same site. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in 1941

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Lincolns Inn Chapel October 1915 DD55_00001
Lincolns Inn Chapel October 1915 DD55_00001
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Military hospital BL23135
Military hospital BL23135
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Packing socks for the troops BL23004_003
Packing socks for the troops BL23004_003
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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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Lincolns Inn Chapel October 1915 DD55_00012
Lincolns Inn Chapel October 1915 DD55_00012
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Lincolns Inn Chapel October 1915 DD55_00003
Lincolns Inn Chapel October 1915 DD55_00003
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Convalescing Airmen BL24090_008
Convalescing Airmen BL24090_008
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Open air ward BL23137
Open air ward BL23137
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Inventors Cheque BL23095
Inventors Cheque BL23095
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Stained glass window, Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth K011512
Stained glass window, Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth K011512
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Leaf-picking, Teafani & Co Works, Brixton BL23660_007
Leaf-picking, Teafani & Co Works, Brixton BL23660_007
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Open air ward BL23137 Featured Print

Open air ward BL23137

WOBURN ABBEY, Bedfordshire. The open air isolation ward in the military hospital showing injured soldiers lying in bed. Open-air treatment was used to treat infections and wounds in the early 20th century. Dame Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, converted part of Woburn Abbey into a military hospital during the First World War. Photographed by Bedford Lemere and Co in July 1915

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Lincolns Inn Chapel October 1915 DD55_00004
Lincolns Inn Chapel October 1915 DD55_00004
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