Statue

Rowland Hill statue

Erection date: 1923

Inscription

{On the front of the red granite plinth:}
Rowland Hill
He founded uniform penny postage, 1840.

Site: Rowland Hill statue and 2 Edwards (2 memorials)

EC1, King Edward Street

The statue was first erected in front of the Royal Exchange, about where Peabody now is. Spitalfields Life have a photo of it there c.1910 with the Royal Exchange on the left (though captioned as King Edward Street). It was moved to King Edward Street in 1923.

The plaque is on the wall that you can see between the statue and the phone box.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Rowland Hill statue

Subjects commemorated i

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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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Rowland Hill statue

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E. Onslow Ford

Born Islington as Edward Onslow Ford, but he dropped the Edward. Studied Antw...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Rowland Hill statue

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Edwards VI and VII

Edwards VI and VII

At the time gilded lettering incised into granite was a popular technique. We...

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