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Kensington Palace

Categories: Architecture, Royalty

A residence of the British royal family since the 17th century. Built as Nottingham House by the Earl of Nottingham. It passed from his heir (who was secretary of state to King William III), to the monarch, who was asthmatic and wanted a residence away from the smoky air of London (Kensington was a suburban village at this time). British monarchs lived there until the death of King George II.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Kensington Palace

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Rotten Row

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Royal Avenue

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Sir Arthur Mackmurdo

Sir Arthur Mackmurdo

Architect and designer. Born Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo.  In 1874, he travelled to Italy with John Ruskin to study the architecture. He later opened his own architectural practice in London, and in 1...

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1 memorial
Lettsom's house

Lettsom's house

Grove Hill, Camberwell.

Building, Architecture

1 memorial
Charles Heathcote

Charles Heathcote

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Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Denys Lasdun

Denys Lasdun

Architect.  Born 17 Pembridge Place, Kensington.  Died at Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham. Works in London: Hallfield primary school Paddington; Keeling House Bethnal Green; Royal College of Physici...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
F. M. Elgood

F. M. Elgood

Architect.  Other London work: 8-10 Wigmore Street - 1896 and 34 Weymouth Street - 1908.  1904-17 a member of the Ruislip-Northwood Urban District Council, on which he served as chairman.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial