Articles in the category living and working

165 Railton Road, Brixton, London

C.L.R James, the journalist, socialist theorist and writer, lived the final years of his life and died in this building in South London. Visiting The building is a private residence but is marked with a Blue Plaque. Also see… Open Plaques The Brixton £10 note features James on the reverse

Chilvers Coton Church, Nuneaton

Novelist George Eliot was baptised (as Mary Ann Evans) at Chilvers Coton Church, Nuneaton. Parts of the church date back to the second half of the 13th century. The church was destroyed by bombs in May 1941 and later was rebuilt with the help of German prisoners of war. The modern traditions of the church […]

Plas Penrhyn, Wales

Plas Penrhyn was Bertrand Russell‘s home in Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales. Russell had a fondness for Wales and would live there for most of his later years.  The original idea to move to Wales was to provide a suitable place for his grandson’s family to live comfortably.  John, Russell’s grandson wanted to be a writer and there […]

Bull House, Lewes

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Queen’s Square Place, London

Philosopher Jeremy Bentham lived for forty years in a house on the site now occupied by the Ministry of Justice (102 Petty France). The house, in what came to be called Queen’s Square Place, was bequeathed to Bentham by his father Jeremiah on his death in 1792. Jeremiah had first rented the house in May […]

2 Warrington Crescent, London

This was the birthplace and childhood home of Alan Turing, pioneer of computer science. On 23 June 1998, on what would have been Turing’s 86th birthday, Andrew Hodges, his biographer, unveiled an official English Heritage Blue Plaque here. Visiting 2 Warrington Crescent is now the Colonnade Hotel.

Griff House, Nuneaton

Novelist George Eliot moved to Griff House shortly after she was born in nearby South Farm in 1819. Sorry, this article hasn’t been completed yet. Would you like to write it for us? Humanist Heritage relies on contributions from users so if you’re interested in helping us please drop us a line.

Thomas Paine’s Cottage, Sandwich

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15 Monk Road, Bristol

A blue plaque marks the childhood home of Nobel prize-winning physicist Paul Dirac. Visiting This is a private home and not open to the public.

9 Arlington Park Mansions, London

Novelist E. M. Forster rented 9 Arlington Park Mansions in Chiswick from 1939 until at least 1961.