mobile nav


Sir Robert Peel, PM

Person  Male  Born 5/2/1788  Died 2/7/1850

MP and Prime Minister in the 1830s and 40s. Reorganised the London police force and hence gave rise to the expressions "Peelers" and "Bobbies" for the police. He based the new structure on that of the City of London Police, which carried on as a separate force. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition, 1851.

2nd baronet. Born at Chamber Hall, Bury, Lancashire. Son of Sir Robert Peel, also a politician. Died at his home at Whitehall Gardens, following a fall from a horse on Constitution Hill.

There was another statue outside the Hendon Police College, but since redevelopment in 2016 we are not sure of its whereabouts. And there's a statue in Leeds.

See other memorials in this area

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir Robert Peel, PM

Information Commemorated at

Show all 6

Great Exhibition and Prince Albert

Designed by Joseph Durham with modifications by Sydney Smirke. Inaugurated by...

Read More

Robert Peel - Embankment

The Peelian principles summarise the ideas that Sir Robert Peel developed to ...

Read More

Robert Peel statue

The Victorian Web's entry on this statue focuses on the tightness of Peel's t...

Read More