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Plaque: Rowland Hill - NW3

Erection date: 1892


Rowland Hill, KCB, originator of the Penny Post. Lived here. 1849 - 1879. Born 1795. Died 1879.
{Almost hidden in the decorative border:}
Erected by the Society of Arts

{On the small brass plaque below:}
The above plaque was first erected by the Royal Society of Arts in 1892 and moved to its present location in May 1978. 

Site: Rowland Hill - NW3 (1 memorial)

NW3, Hampstead Green, Royal Free Hospital

The Camden New Journal of 24 February 2022 reported that when this car park was flattened to make way for the Pears building the plaque was removed. On 17 February 2022 it was re-erected in "a public garden space accessible via Rowland Hill Street". 

2022: we found the plaque, immediately east of the new Pears Building, and will re-publish it soon.

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Bartram House

This Georgian house was on The Green, Hampstead, in an area now occupied by t...

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Penny Post

First established in London in 1680 by William Dockwra and his business partn...

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Sir Rowland Hill

Initiator of the uniform Penny Post in 1840. Due to him Britain was the first...

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Royal Society of Arts

Founded by William Shipley as the "Society of Arts" in Rawthmell's Coffee Hou...

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