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Duchy of Cornwall

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Something like a company, which invests mainly in land (mostly in the south-west of England) and with the income benefiting the Duke of Cornwall who is normally the monarch's eldest son. The biscuits are meant to be quite good.

The London estate of the Duchy is all in Lambeth, chiefly the old manor of Kennington, the Oval cricket ground and lands around. From the 1937 LCC publication ‘London Housing’ : “The Duchy of Cornwall … as long term leases have  terminated, the obsolete houses have been demolished and new  houses or blocks of dwellings have either been built by the Duchy or  the land sold or leased to the Council or the Lambeth Metropolitan  Borough Council for similar development, some 18 acres of land having  been disposed of in this way. The actual amount of rebuilding  carried out by the Duchy is as follows : - 1905-1913, 187 ; 1914-1916, 167 ; 1922-1926, 188 ; making a total of 542 dwellings.”

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Duchy of Cornwall

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Duchy of Cornwall almshouses

This building was erected in 1914 by HRH Edward Prince of Wales to provide ac...

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Newquay House - left

In 1933 the Duke of Cornwall was Prince Edward, who would later briefly becom...

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Tower Place

Tower Place

In an area known as 'The Warren', the Tudor manor house 'Tower Place' along with thirty-one acres of land was bought by the crown for use as ordnance stores.  The house was demolished (all but one ...

Building, Architecture, Property

2 memorials
Sayes Court

Sayes Court

Leased by John Evelyn from Charles II in 1663 and trashed by Peter the Great in 1698.  The picture source gives a full history of the house which was badly damaged in WW2 and demolished in 1947.  T...

Building, Gardens / Agriculture, Property

1 memorial
George Bird and family

George Bird and family

Builders and brick makers in West London. Considering their contribution to many prominent projects (listed on the plaque), it is surprising that there is no information available on them. We firs...

Group, Property

1 memorial
Sir Idris Pearce

Sir Idris Pearce

Full name Daniel Norton Idris Pearce. Businessman, executive, and chartered surveyor. In 2000 he was Master in the  Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers. That and another affiliation, Honor...

Person, Politics & Administration, Property

1 memorial
Lieutenant Commander James Dawbarn Young, R.N.V.R.

Lieutenant Commander James Dawbarn Young, R.N.V.R.

Qualified as surveyor and then as a lawyer.  Public spirited and worked with the Claremont Central Mission (we think this was a nationwide religious charitable organisation working with young peopl...

Person, Armed Forces, Law, Property, Belgium

War dead, WW1
3 memorials