This block was built in 1958 by the London County Council and was named after Richard Cobden (1804 - 1865), who was a liberal statesman and a member of the anti-corn laws league.
THCH Tower Hamlets Community Housing THCH
Site: Cobden House (1 memorial)
E2, Nelson Gardens
See St Peter's Close. As far as we can discover Richard Cobden had no particular association with this area.