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Savoy - crown Savoy Hotel and Theatre

Plaque: Savoy - crown

Inscription

SH
Within these precincts stood the Palace of Savoy, the erection of which was begun by Peter, ninth count of Savoy and Earl of Richmond, AD 1246. Henry III King of England bestowed the site "in vico qui vocato la straunde" on February 12th 1246 and there was erected a palace. "The fayrest mannor in Europe" big enough for a large part of an army.

Site: Savoy Hotel and Theatre (10 memorials)

WC2, Savoy Court

In 1903-10 the Savoy Hotel was built by Colcutt and Macmurdo. The magnificently Art Deco Savoy Theatre is in the western section. The short road leading to the entrance to the Savoy Hotel is unusual in London in that the traffic drives on the right.

The walls along this road display seven delightful Art Deco plaques made of wood, chrome and ceramic, each topped with "SH". We have entitled these plaques after the image each bears at the bottom. There is also one other, not so lovely, brass plaque to the restoration of the theatre, and a very dull one to the restoration of the hotel. These two make an uncomfortable pair, the unveiling duties having been carried out by the Princess and Prince of Wales.

There are 6 plaques on the east side of the road, one at the end and 2 on the west side. Reading clockwise they are: crown, rose, flowers, feathers, eagle, CRII, Charles, theatre and AR-MR.

2011 - we've replaced two pictures (previously taken during a major restoration) to show the newly gilded Peter statue.

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Savoy Palace

British History Online informs that a house was "built by ... Simon de Montfo...

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King Henry III

Ascended throne in 1216, aged 9.  Son of King John.  Resurrected the Magna Ca...

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Peter of Savoy

Ninth Earl of Savoy and first earl of Richmond. Uncle to Eleanor of Provence,...

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Savoy Hotel

Following the success of the Savoy Theatre the hotel was built next door to s...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Savoy - Charles

This plaque is just to the left of the entrance to the hotel.

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45434

Savoy - CRII

SH In the Savoy Palace in 1658 by order of Oliver Cromwell, the confession of...

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45435

Savoy - eagle

SH On part of this site in 1640 was built Worcester House where lived Edward...

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Savoy - feathers

SH Here, John of Valois, King of France, when brought to England as a captiv...

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Savoy - flowers

SH In the Palace of the Savoy lived for many months Simon de Montfort, found...

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