Plaque

Savoy - CRII

Savoy Hotel and Theatre Savoy - CRII
Inscription

SH
In the Savoy Palace in 1658 by order of Oliver Cromwell, the confession of faith was drawn up. Here also, in 1661, Charles II ordered commissioners to assemble for the revision of the liturgy, which assembly was afterwards known as the Savoy Conference.
CRII

Site: Savoy Hotel and Theatre (10 memorials)

WC2, Savoy Court

In 1903-10 the Savoy Hotel was built by Colcutt and Macmurdo. The magnificently Art Deco Savoy Theatre is in the western section. The short road leading to the entrance to the Savoy Hotel is unusual in London in that the traffic drives on the right.

The walls along this road display seven delightful Art Deco plaques made of wood, chrome and ceramic, each topped with "SH". We have entitled these plaques after the image each bears at the bottom. There is also one other, not so lovely, brass plaque to the restoration of the theatre, and a very dull one to the restoration of the hotel. These two make an uncomfortable pair, the unveiling duties having been carried out by the Princess and Prince of Wales.

There are 6 plaques on the east side of the road, one at the end and 2 on the west side. Reading clockwise they are: crown, rose, flowers, feathers, eagle, CRII, Charles, theatre and AR-MR.

2011 - we've replaced two pictures (previously taken during a major restoration) to show the newly gilded Peter statue.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Savoy - CRII

Subjects commemorated i

Savoy Palace

British History Online informs that a house was "built by ... Simon de Montfo...

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Savoy Declaration

Full title: A Declaration of the Faith and Order owned and practiced in the C...

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Savoy Conference

This conference was held at the Savoy Palace after the restoration of Charles...

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King Charles II

Reigned: 1660 - 1685. Born at St James's Palace. The son of the beheaded Char...

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Oliver Cromwell

Born Huntingdon, the great-grandson of Richard Cromwell who was Thomas Cromwe...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Savoy - CRII

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Savoy Hotel

Following the success of the Savoy Theatre the hotel was built next door to s...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Savoy - Charles

Savoy - Charles

This plaque is just to the left of the entrance to the hotel.

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Savoy - crown

Savoy - crown

SH Within these precincts stood the Palace of Savoy, the erection of which w...

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Savoy - eagle

Savoy - eagle

SH On part of this site in 1640 was built Worcester House where lived Edward...

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Savoy - feathers

Savoy - feathers

SH Here, John of Valois, King of France, when brought to England as a captiv...

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Savoy - flowers

Savoy - flowers

SH In the Palace of the Savoy lived for many months Simon de Montfort, found...

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