Cranbourne Alley

37 Cranbourn St.Cranbourne Alley (or Street) was paved pedestrian thoroughfare from Castle Street to the north east corner of Leicester Square that was particularly known for its milliner shops. In December of 1843, the southside of Cranbourne Alley was taken down and the street widened to allow for a new carriage way to join Coventry Street to Long Acre. The Cranbourn Passage alley was demolished in the 1880s to create Charing Cross Road. Image: 37 Cranbourn Street (formerly at Upper St Martins Lane). This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.


Latitude: 51.511364600000
Longitude: -0.128075200000

Timeline of Events Associated with Cranbourne Alley

Date Event Manage
Dec 1849

Siddal "discovered" by Walter Deverell

In December 1849, Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Siddal was "discovered" by Walter Deverell, a Pre-Raphaelite painter, while she was working as a milliner in Cranbourne Alley, She went on to become a model for other Pre-Raphaelite artists and eventually married Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  London. Image: Elizabeth Siddal self-portrait. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art.

Elizabeth Siddal Self-Portrait (c. 1853-54) Elizabeth Siddal Self-Portrait (c. 1853-54)