Plaque   

Westminster Union Workhouse

Westminster Union Workhouse & George Halfhide Westminster Union Workhouse

Erection date: 1826

Inscription

This building was erected at the suggestion & unceasing beneficial exertions of George Halfhide Esqr. Anno Domini 1826.

Richard Smike
James Taylor         - Churchwardens

???. Whittingham
John Ladley
William Aldous  - Overseers
???????

We think Whittingham's first name might be given as Rob. or ?ch. but it's lost in shadow. And there might be a fourth Overseer, or not. We believe the plaque is for an extension to the workhouse but it's not telling.

Site: Westminster Union Workhouse & George Halfhide (1 memorial)

W1, Marshall Street

Brought to our attention by a post on the magnificent London Street Views about the seal engraver George Halfhide and his business in Coventry Street. We would never have come across it during our street searchings.

This plaque is in an area behind the buildings on the east side of Marshall Street, behind the housing block "City of Westminster Dwellings No 20". The area it's in can be accessed via the modern ornate gates just to the right of this block, marked for numbers 16-18, but they are generally locked.

Old maps show the workhouse occupying a complex of buildings stretching from Poland Street across, almost, to Marshall Street.

The plaque is in an almost inaccessible location behind a fire escape. We thank London Street Views for allowing us to use their close-up photo which is better than any that we took.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Westminster Union Workhouse

Subjects commemorated Information

William Aldous

Co-overseer of the Westminster Union workhouse in 1826.

Read More

George Halfhide

Successful seal engraver. 1796 in business with John Barnes. 1800 the busines...

Read More

John Ladley

Co-overseer of the Westminster Union workhouse in 1826. At The Book of the B...

Read More

Richard Smike

in 1826 co-churchwarden of a church in Westminster.

Read More

James Taylor

in 1826 co-churchwarden of a church in Westminster.

Read More

Show all 7

Nearby Memorials

Dylan's first UK venue

Dylan's first UK venue

WC1, Gray's Inn Road, Water Rats, 328

The Guardian has a photo of Dylan performing at the 'Singers Club'. This club was initiated by Ewan MacColl and was, at the time, meetin...

1 subject commemorated
Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt

W8, Campden Hill Road, 4 Airlie Gardens

Bill Brandt, 1904 - 1983, photogapher lived here. English Heritage

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Spa Green

Spa Green

EC1, Lloyd's Row

This plaque has large blank areas which the local artists do their best to decorate.

1 subject commemorated
Pierre Rouve

Pierre Rouve

SW3, Markham Street, 50

We contacted a colleague who speaks Bulgarian, and she confirms that the right hand inscription means the same as the English. Amazingly ...

1 subject commemorated
Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

NW3, Mount Vernon, Abernethy House

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894, author, lived here. Erected by the Hampstead Plaque Fund.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator