A 20thC Enamelled Street Sign for Cromer Street, in the London Borough of Camden, West Central 1


Origin: English
Period: Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1990
Length: 30 inches
Height: 16.5 inches

An original sign, with 'Cromer Street' lettered in black, and 'London Borough of Camden', 'WC1' and the borough logo in orange, on a white ground. In good, fresh condition, with no loss to the enamel on the face, with only some very minor rusting to the border. In addition, there are four fixing holes, one to each corner.

Cromer Street is located in Kings Cross, London, and joins Grays Inn Road to Judd Street. Until 1818 it was called Lucas Street, and was described by Godfrey and Marcham in their Survey of London (1952) as densely crowded, and occupied by a class of 'small tradesmen and artisan lodgers'. Cromer Street is home to the famous Boot Tavern, which was the headquarters of the anti-catholic Gordon Rioters of 1780, who looted, burned and rebelled against the Government when they made concessions to Roman Catholics in legislation passed in 1768. Cromer Street was also mentioned by Dickens in his novel, Barnaby Rudge.