Plaque: Charles Wheatstone
Sir Charles Wheatstone, 1802 - 1875, scientist and inventor, lived here.
Greater London Council
Site: Charles Wheatstone (1 memorial)
W1, Park Crescent, 20
June 2016: We were astonished to see that not only had this plaque gone but the entire run of buildings has evaporated into thin air. The Daily Mail explains that it was actually demolished following WW2 bomb damage and restored in 1960 to a near-original design. In the current feverish London property market the developers are now building luxury accommodation - which will probably be sold to investors who plan to leave the property empty and just watch its value increase, but we're old cynics.
We expect the plaque will be safely stored and replaced when the construction is complete.
2019: City am reports that the newly completed building, Listed Grade I in 1954, has regained that status. £2.9M will get you a brand new, Listed Grade I 2-bed apartment.