John Scott Builds His Daughter a Theatre
This image is a three-dimensional rendering of the area where the Sans Pareil was to be constructed. It clearly shows the buildings in Bayley’s Alley behind 411 Strand, which were to become his daughter’s theatre.
3D Simulation Where John Scott Will Build
This is a 3D simulation based on Richard Horwood's Map of London. Completed in 1799, publication dates from 1792 to 1799.
John Scott (c. 1742-1838), who built the Sans Pareil Theatre, had his shop and residence at 419 Strand from 1782-1787. He moved to 417 Strand in 1787. In 1804, Scott bought the leases to the 11 building surrounding Bayley's Alley behind 411 Strand. He converted the buildings to a theatre for his daughter, Jane, which opened in 1806 as the Sans Pareil Theatre. In later maps, there is no Bailey's Alley, and the surrounding 11 buildings have become the Theatre. Over the years, 409 & 410 Strand became part of the Adelphi, as did 18, 19, & 20 Maiden Lane. Bayley's Alley no longer exist.
An interesting sidelight to this map is the name "Bullen Court." On later maps, "Bull Inn Court" appears.
If you would like to download the Google Sketchup source, place your cursor over the following link, click right mouse button, select Save As:
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External Links for further information
For details on John Scott's Business, see: National Portrait Gallery, British artists' suppliers, 1650-1950:
For details on the Adelphi and the associated addresses, see British History Online:
For details on the original maps that these images were redrawn from, see: MOTCO Antique Maps, Prints, & Books:
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|Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.|
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