Plaque

Duke of Albany

Erection date: 1885

Inscription

In Memoriam
With the sanction of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, this building is dedicated as a memorial to His Royal Highness Leopold George Duncan Albert, Duke of Albany, K.G., K.T., Born 7th April 1853, died 28th March 1884.

Manning & Simpson, Architects
J.T. Chappell, Builder

The part of the building fronting Queen Square was redeveloped and opened (although this is not mentioned on the plaque) by the Prince of Wales as a memorial to his, recently late brother, the Duke of Albany.

Site: Two Albany plaques (2 memorials)

WC1, Queen Square, National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery

This Hospital was founded in 1859 as The National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic.  It opened at 24 Queen Square in 1860, and expanded into neighbouring properties. The Duke of Albany plaque can just be seen in the gap between the vehicles.  His daughter's, Princess Alice's plaque is in the foreground on the 1937 extension.  This also has two interesting sculptural reliefs - well covered at Ornamental Passions.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Duke of Albany

Subjects commemorated i

Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, Duke of Albany, K.G., K.T.,

Queen Victoria's youngest son, delivered at Buckingham Palace with the aid of...

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Queen Victoria

Reigned: 1837-1901, 64 years. Born Kensington Palace. Daughter of Edward, Duk...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Duke of Albany

Created by i

Manning & Simpson

Architects active in 1885.

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J. T. Chappell

Builder active in 1885.

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King Edward VII

Reigned: 1901 - 1910. Born and died at Buckingham Palace. Victoria's eldest s...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Duke of Albany

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Princess Alice

Princess Alice

This building, known as the Queen Mary Wing, is an extension to the hospital ...

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