Four feet below this spot is the stone step, formerly the entrance to the cottage in which lived Andrew Marvell, poet, wit, and satirist; colleague with John Milton in the foreign or Latin secretaryship during the Commonwealth; and for about twenty years M.P. for Hull. Born at Winestead, Yorkshire, 31st March, 1621, died in London, 18th August, 1678, and buried in the church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields.
This memorial is placed here by the London County Council, December, 1898.
There is a sundial in Lauderdale House garden with a poem by Marvell.
Site: Andrew Marvell's cottage (1 memorial)
N6, Highgate Hill
The cottage, demolished in 1867, seems to have been his holiday home.