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Middlesex Court House

Middlesex Court House

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Middlesex Court House

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
In front of the Court House
on the southwest corner of Dundas Street and Ridout Street

Coordinates: N 42 58.932 W 81 15.239



Plaque Text

Erected in 1830, this building was modelled after Malahide Castle, near Dublin, Ireland, the ancestral home of Colonel Thomas Talbot, founder of the Talbot Settlement. The site was a part of the town plot set aside by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe after his visit to The Forks in February, 1793. Here he proposed to locate the provincial capital.

Related Ontario plaques
Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot 1771-1853
The Talbot Settlement
John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806


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