Plaque

Mayfair's oldest house

Erection date: 27/9/1995

Inscription

Westminster City Council
On this site, until destroyed by bombing during the winter of 1940, stood an archway and Mayfair's oldest house, 'The Cottage, 1618 A.D.' from where a shepherd tended his flock whilst Tyburn idled nearby.

Unveiled as part of Westminster's 50th anniversary commemorations marking the end of World War II.
The plant-screened section of the text was provided by our colleague, Alan Patient.

Site: Mayfair's oldest house (1 memorial)

W1, Stanhope Row, Park Lane Mews Hotel

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Mayfair's oldest house

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The Cottage, 1618

From Westminster: Mayfair suffered a direct hit during the Blitz of winter 19...

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World War 2

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River Tyburn

Covered over in 1750 but still running, underground from Hampstead to Westmin...

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Mayfair's oldest house

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Westminster City Council

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