Building    To 1947

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.  The Greenwich Phantom has a photo of a building which formed part of the house and the Garden History Society has a wooden model of the house and garden.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sayes Court

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Peter the Great statue

Statue unveiled by Prince Michael of Kent, as Patron of the Peter the Great T...

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Epping Forest Act 1878

Epping Forest Act 1878

The Epping Forest Act placed all the commons and forest in the parish of Epping, except Rye Hill, under the protection and management of the City of London, thus ensuring their preservation. We le...

Event, Gardens / Agriculture, Law

1 memorial
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Officially, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. They originated in the garden of Kew Park formed by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury. They were extended by Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales and further...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials
Sir Joseph Paxton

Sir Joseph Paxton

Architect responsible for the Great Exhibition, 1851. Born Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire. The Crystal Palace Company gave him, free of rent, Rockhills, a Regency house to the north of the Crystal Pala...

Person, Architecture, Gardens / Agriculture

4 memorials
Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis

Probably a gardener working for Tower Hamlets in the 1990s, who died young. Our colleague Andrew Behan had had a shot at identifying this man. While not conclusive we think this is probably correc...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial