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From: "Frank W" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] LADY HUNTINGDON
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 00:21:11 +0100
Spa Fields was an old burial ground and is now apparently the small
recreation parkland opposite the LMA. West Surrey FHS have a project
to record and publish all the burials there (some 80,000 may be involved).
There was a chapel nearby linked to Lady Huntingdon.
On the back of the Godfrey map (No 60) for the Clerkenwell area, it mentions
the Church of The Holy Redeemer in Exmouth Market, and says:
" The Church (designed by Sedding and Wilson) stands on the site of the
former Spa Fields Chapel, which started life in the 1770s as "the Pantheon",
yet another pleasure resort, and one of which little good was spoken in its
day. Within a decade the Pantheon was taken over, for use as a chapel, by
the evangelical Countess of Huntingdon, who was later driven out of the
established Church by persistent opposition from the vicar of the parish
church of St James.
This and much other historical information about Clerkenwell is the work of
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From: "Beryl Gebbie (BT)" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 11:49 PM
Subject: [Lon] LADY HUNTINGDON
> I don't know about Spa Fields, but Lady Huntingdon founded a religious
group (I'm not sure of the date), and that was the name of the 'church' were
the bap. took place.
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