Person    | Male  Born 1/1/1780  Died 28/7/1853

Robert Harrild

Categories: Commerce, Engineering

Printer and engineer. Born in Bermondsey, where in 1801 he set up the Bluecoat Boy Printing Office, producing books and commercial stationery. He is noted for introducing 'composition rollers' which speeded up the printing process by automating the application of the ink. He was one of the first parish guardians appointed after the passing of the Poor Law Act in 1834.

Robert owned a printing press factory in the City and was a church warden of St Antholin Church. When it was decided that the steeple was unsafe and had to be taken down Harrild bought it for £5 and had it installed in his garden at Round Hill House, Sydenham, as you do. This information comes from IanVisits where you will find more details.

His daughter Mary, married George Baxter. Died at home, Round Hill House.

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

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Robert Harrild

Commemorated ati

Forest Hill mural

{Panel 1:} A Brief Local History In medieval times this area was known as The...

Read More

George Baxter - SE26

There is a house, still extant, called Round Hill Cottage but Harrild lived a...

Read More

Other Subjects

Shell UK

Shell UK

The Shell Ball is a lovely piece of modern sculpture that's not a memorial so we can't 'collect' it for London Remembers.  But Ornamental Passions (bless them) have posted it  and we want to provid...

Group, Commerce, Industry

2 memorials
Charles Dello Strologo

Charles Dello Strologo

Strologo gave about 80 bus shelters to Surrey. Researching Strologo we found that someone was ahead of us: John Slatford, who has very kindly allowed us to re-present his findings here: "Charles D...

Person, Benefactor, Commerce, Egypt, Italy

1 memorial
Freedom Press

Freedom Press

Anarchist publishing house in Whitechapel. Co-founded by Peter Kropotkin as an outlet and meeting place for the radical and anarchist thinkers of the day and has operated, with short breaks, ever s...

Group, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration

3 memorials