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Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is an area in the West End, central London, forming part of the London Borough of Camden and located between Euston Road and Holborn. It was developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. It is notable for its array of garden squares, literary connections (exemplified by the Bloomsbury Group), and numerous cultural, educational and health-care institutions. Although Bloomsbury was not the first area of London to have acquired a formal square, Bloomsbury Square, laid out in 1660 by Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, as Southampton Square was the first square to be named as such. Much of the district was planned and built by James Burton.

Bloomsbury is home to the University of London's central bodies and departments, including the Senate House Library and School of Advanced Study, and to several of its colleges, including University College London, the Institute of Education (IOE), Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the SOAS, University of London. It is also home to the University of Law and New College of the Humanities. The numerous health-care institutions located in Bloomsbury include the British Medical Association, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College Hospital and the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. London Contemporary Dance School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and are also located in the area.

Bloomsbury is in the parliamentary constituency of Holborn and St Pancras. The western half of the district comprises Bloomsbury ward, which elects three councillors to Camden Borough Council.

Bloomsbury (disambiguation)

Bloomsbury is an area in central London.

Bloomsbury may also refer to:

Bloomsbury (Frederick, Maryland)

Bloomsbury, also known as the Roger Johnson House, is a sandstone house in southern Frederick County, Maryland. The house was occupied by Roger Johnson, brother of Maryland governor Thomas Johnson, who established Bloomsbury Forge nearby. The property includes the remains of log slave quarters and a rare example of an early log barn.

Bloomsbury was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Bloomsbury (ward)

Bloomsbury is a ward in the London Borough of Camden, in the United Kingdom. The ward has existed since the creation of the borough on 1 April 1965 and was first used in the 1964 elections.

Bloomsbury (horse)

Bloomsbury (1836 –1861) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from May 1839 to July 1841 he ran ten times and won four races. His most important win came on his first racecourse appearance when he won the 1839 Derby. He went on to win important races at Ascot and Liverpool before his retirement after his five-year-old season. He was later exported to stand as a stallion in Germany. Bloomsbury's controversial origins were the subject of two formal objections and a court case which led to a crisis in English racing.

Bloomsbury (Orange, Virginia)

Bloomsbury is a historic home located near Orange, Orange County, Virginia. The original section dates to the early- to mid-18th century, and is a 1 1/2-story, frame Colonial dwelling with a steep gable roof and "U"-plan stairway of a form unknown elsewhere in Virginia. It retains nearly all its original late- Georgian interior detailing. It was doubled in size about 1797, with a two-story Federal-period addition that stands at right angles to the original block and is flanked by early shed-roofed end wings. The house was restored in the 1960s. Also on the property are a contributing 19th-century smokehouse, a contributing 18th-century cemetery, and a contributing garden site.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Bloomsbury

1910, in reference to the set of Bohemian writers, artists, and intellectuals (including E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa and Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes) centered on Lytton Strachey; so called from the London neighborhood where several lived and worked.Women in love with buggers and buggers in love with womanizers, I don't know what the world is coming to. [Lytton Strachey]\nThe place name is recorded 1291 as Blemondesberi "manor held by the Blemond family," from Blémont in France. It was laid out for housing in 17c., fashionable from 18c.

Gazetteer

Bloomsbury, NJ -- U.S. borough in New Jersey

Population (2000): 886
Housing Units (2000): 342
Land area (2000): 0.908238 sq. miles (2.352325 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.908238 sq. miles (2.352325 sq. km)
FIPS code: 06370
Located within: New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34
Location: 40.654962 N, 75.082868 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 08804
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
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Usage examples of "bloomsbury".

White Hart, in Bloomsbury, to rickety, fire-trap shanties in Angolan boom towns.

The Bloomsbury announcements were perhaps not too similar to other announcements broadcast during this period by other broadcasters.

Incredible Mishtar Bloomsbury to think that such as that coexist wi' us good guls side by side in the twentieth century.

He had a friend in the Bloomsbury region, who lived by letting out cabs and horses to the cabmen.

Even as I turned into Bloomsbury Way from New Oxford Street, I glimpsed the lights of a theatre which I had not noticed before.