Lincoln's Inn New Square: 18th century

Sutton Nicholls

Lincoln's Inn New Square: 18th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

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Lincoln's Inn New Square. This print shows a bird's eye view of Lincoln's Inn New Square, part of Lincoln's Inn Fields. The square is surrounded on three sides by houses; there is a paved perimeter around the grassed space, in the centre of which is a column. The area was a well-known cruising ground for mollies who frequented the public toilets there. Homosexual men in 18th century London were called mollies, a term with connotations of effeminacy. They sought partners in the secluded areas of public places such as Covent Garden, Moorfields and Lincoln's Inn.

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Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1731 AD - 1731 AD
Image Number
 
004213

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