Plaque

Rowland Hill - WC1 (Marchmont Association)

Erection date: /9/2016

Inscription

Sir Rowland Hill, 1795 - 1879, pioneer of the modern postal service, lived in a house on this site, 1836 - 1839.
Marchmont Association
University of London

Installed by 19 September 2016, with little ceremony.

Site: Rowland Hill - WC1 (2 memorials)

WC1, Cartwright Gardens, Commonwealth Hall

2016-17: The entire block of buildings was demolished and replaced with massive blocks of student accommodation in what locals have described as a Fascist architectural style. The original plaque (Camden) was replaced (Marchmont Association). When this happens our practice is to capture the new one but also to keep the old one, marked as "lost".

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Rowland Hill - WC1 (Marchmont Association)

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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 - WC1 (Marchmont Association)

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Marchmont Association

Aims to promote the on-going improvement of Marchmont Street and the surround...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Rowland Hill - WC1 (Marchmont Association)

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Rowland Hill - WC1 (Camden)

Rowland Hill - WC1 (Camden)

Rowland Hill, 1795 - 1879, wrote the pamphlet leading to the creation of the ...

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