Doves Yard InsideJust on the right as you approach the West face of Holy Trinity Church in Cloudesley Square is the entrance to Dove’s Yard, which was converted into a residential mews about 10 years ago.

 

 

 

Doves YardPreviously it housed the offices and workshops of Dove Brothers, the builders.  This old-established Islington business was founded by William Spencer Dove, a jobbing carpenter, when he arrived in London in 1824.  His first major contracts in Islington were the Islington Literary and Scientific Institution in Almeida Street, (now Almeida Theatre) and much of Milner Square.  By the 1870s the company possessed 12 horses, premises in Moon and Studd Streets, and two steam engines.  Dove Brothers built about 130 London churches, including at least 15 in Islington.