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12, Great St Helens, London, England

From 1808, Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) began to shift his business from Manchester, from commerce to finance, and to transfer his affairs to London. 

The family's first property was No.12, Great St Helens, off Bishopsgate Street in the City. Pickford's, the carriers, undertook the house removal, by canal boat. Great St Helens was described in 1814 as a "handsome, open place".

The house, Elizabethan in origin, was a house of red brick, ornamented with pilasters of the same material. Nathan's son Lionel (1808-1879) was born there in 1808 and his son Anthony (1810-1876) in 1810.

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