Ivy House,

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G P McSweeney

107 St Peter's St

By Gerard McSweeney

Ivy House (ca. 1720), opposite St Peter's Church, was reputedly and probably built by Edward Strong, Wren's master mason at St Paul's cathedral, although firm documentary evidence is lacking.

For a full description of this and a discussion regarding the house's function, see:

G P McSweeney & J T Smith, "Town Houses designed for Entertainment?", Hertfordshire Archaeology & History, Vol. 14, p.143 (2004-5)

For a property on the site before Ivy House, see:

G P McSweeney, “Saracen’s Head & The Bull, Bowgate, St Albans”, Hertfordshire Archaeology & History, Vol. 14, p.153ff. (2004-5)  

See "The Saracen's Head & The Bull ..." for a summary.

This page was added by Gerard McSweeney on 02/09/2010.

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