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Hobhouse Court - naming Hobhouse Court

Plaque: Hobhouse Court - naming


This court is named after Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Bt. PC, GCB, 1786 -1869, created Baron Broughton 1851, who was Member of Parliament for Westminster from 1820 to 1833, for Nottingham from 1834 to 1847 & for Harwich from 1848 to 1851. He held several important offices of state, including those of Secretary of State for War and Chief Secretary for Ireland. In 1824 Sir John spoke at the first dinner of the Society of British Artists, whose galleries on Whitcomb Street have been kept and restored. He was appointed First Commissioner of Woods & Forests (the then title of the First Crown Estate Commissioner) in 1834. His close connection with the Crown Estate, with the City of Westminster & with the Society of British Artists is commemorated by the naming of this Court after him.

Site: Hobhouse Court (2 memorials)

SW1, Suffolk Street, 6-8

A network of almost secret passageways and a courtyard link Suffolk Street to Whitcomb Street. The passageway containing the two plaques is reached through the right-hand arch in the photograph of Suffolk Street.

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Hobhouse Court - naming

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Society of British Artists

The following text was copied from the picture source website: The Royal Soc...

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Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Bt. PC, GCB

Born near Bristol. Toured Europe with Lord Byron but then entered politics.C...

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Hobhouse Court - restoration

Hobhouse Court. This stone unveiled by Sir Charles Hobhouse Bt., TD, on 23 M...

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