Keystone

Henry Raikes keystone

3 blue plaques and a keystone head
Henry Raikes keystone

Raikes was the Postmaster General who commissioned this building for the General Post Office. This portrait keystone was brought to our attention by Ornamental Passions. See also Morley keystone.

Site: 3 blue plaques and a keystone head (4 memorials)

EC1, St Martin's le Grand, Nomura House

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Henry Raikes keystone

Subjects commemorated i

Henry Cecil Raikes

MP, Postmaster General, in 1886 - 91. One of the first British politicians to...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Henry Raikes keystone

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Bull and Mouth Inn - St Martin's le Grand

Bull and Mouth Inn - St Martin's le Grand

Site of the Bull and Mouth Inn, demolished 1888. The Corporation of the City ...

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French Protestant Church - St Martin's le Grand

French Protestant Church - St Martin's le Grand

Site of the French Protestant Church, demolished 1888. The Corporation of the...

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Northumberland House - St Martin's le Grand

Northumberland House - St Martin's le Grand

Site of Northumberland House The Corporation of the City of London

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