Brunswick Square

Brunswick Square
Former hospital fields

Brunswick Square was built on fields that were once part of the grounds of the Foundling Hospital. The Square was planned to be leased for housebuilding, along with Mecklenburgh Square to the east, to raise funds for the hospital in 1790. Brunswick Square, named after Caroline of Brunswick, was finished first being built by James Burton in 1795–1802 but none of the original houses remain. In Jane Austen's book Emma, the characters of Mr. and Mrs. John Knightley make their residence in Brunswick Square. The writer E.M. Forster used 26 Brunswick Square as his London base from 1930 to 1939. Wikipedia/CTGuides