Bedford Row

Holborn (WC1) Named from the Dukes of Bedford. A quiet, broad thoroughfare lined by eighteenth century houses. Largely occupied by lawyers. Nearly every house is cut up into chambers. Elizabeth, daughter of Oliver Cromwell, is said to have lived here. (Holborn, Besant and G. E. Mitton, p. 78) Bishop Warburton resided here in 1750, and here, at No. 14, lived the eminent surgeon, John Abernethy. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. III, p. 125)