Johnsonian Lichfield Gallery
Market Square: birthplace of Samuel Johnson (now the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum).
Market Square: statue of Johnson (1838) by Richard Cockle Lucas; presented to the city by the Revd James Thomas Law, chancellor of the diocese of Lichfield.
Market Square: St Mary’s Church. Johnson’s baptism in September 1709 was recorded in the register of the Georgian church, which was replaced by the current building in 1870.
Breadmarket Street: the former Three Crowns, where Johnson and Boswell stayed in 1776.
Bore Street: the Guildhall, rebuilt in the 1840s. It was during a theatrical performance here that Johnson threw a man who had occupied his chair into the pit of the theatre, along with the disputed chair.
St John’s Street: the old Lichfield Grammar School, which Johnson attended. The Master’s House dates from 1682; the school building itself postdates Johnson’s time, and was constructed in 1849.
The Friary: the Bishop’s Lodgings, where Johnson and Boswell breakfasted with Mrs Cobb and Miss Adey on 24 March 1776.
Bird Street: the George, where Boswell stayed in 1779.
Market Street: site of Richard Greene’s Museum, which Johnson visited with the Thrales in 1774 and with Boswell in 1776.
Market Square: statue of Boswell (1908) by the author and sculptor Percy Fitzgerald, who presented it to the city.
Dam Street: site of Dame Anne Oliver’s infant school, which Johnson attended.
Bird Street: the Swan, where Johnson and the Thrales stayed in 1774.
Bird Street: mosaic of Johnson (1976) by John Myatt after a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Beacon Street: site of David Garrick’s boyhood home.
Beacon Street: home of Erasmus Darwin, where Johnson and the Thrales breakfasted on 8 July 1774.
Lichfield Cathedral: the west front.
Lichfield Cathedral: memorial to Gilbert Walmesley, Johnson’s early mentor.
Lichfield Cathedral: memorial to the poet Anna Seward.
Lichfield Cathedral: memorial to Samuel Johnson.
Lichfield Cathedral: memorial to David Garrick.
The Close: the Bishop’s Palace, where Gilbert Walmesley and, later, Anna Seward lived.
Lichfield Cathedral: 19th-century statue of Johnson on the south-east exterior.
Reeve Lane: sign to various features of Stowe Pool.
Stowe Pool: Johnson’s Willow (the Fourth Willow) on 22 October 2018. More information on Johnson’s Willow is available here.
Stowe Pool: St Chad’s Church.
St Chad’s Church: memorials to Lucy Porter (Johnson’s stepdaughter) and Catherine Chambers (Johnson’s family servant and friend).
St Chad’s Road: Stowe House, the home of Johnson’s friend Mrs Gastrell, whom he often visited.
Greenhill: St Michael’s Church.
St Michael’s Church: memorial stone to Samuel Johnson’s parents and brother, with a Latin inscription composed by Johnson himself.