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Admiral Edward Russell Admiral Russell + National Sporting Club

Plaque: Admiral Edward Russell


Here lived and died Admiral Edward Russell, Earl of Orford. Born 1653, died 1727.

Site: Admiral Russell + National Sporting Club (2 memorials)

WC2, King Street, 43, Thomas Archer House

In 1714 Russell was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and that year he commissioned this house at 43 King Street from the architect Thomas Archer.

From Spamosphere: "The grand entrance hall featured part of an ornately carved staircase that had once belonged to Lord Russell’s flagship, Britannia.";

Arthur Lloyd gives the history of this building. 1772 it became a hotel, then a theatre and supper room, Evans's. c.1850 a music hall was built at the back. The interior of the building has since been completely modernised. We wonder what happened to the staircase.

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Admiral Edward Russell

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Admiral Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford

Born Chiswick. One of the Immortal Seven (see William III). Died at the house...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Admiral Edward Russell

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National Sporting Club

This building was once known as the National Sporting Club, March 1891 - Octo...

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