Person    | Male  Born 25/2/1788  Died 20/12/1855

Thomas Cubitt

Categories: Property

Countries: India

Builder. Born at Buxton, near Norwich. He travelled to India as a ship's carpenter, from which he was able to raise sufficient funds to start his own building firm in 1810. His two brothers: William and Lewis worked with him until 1827. Thomas's major achievement was a commission to develop the area around Belgrave Square and Pimlico. He was also responsible, in 1847, for the east front of Buckingham Palace which lasted until redesigned by Aston Webb in 1913. Died at Denbies House, near Dorking, Surrey.

2022: We learnt that there is another statue in Dorking, opposite the Dorking Halls.

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

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Thomas Cubitt

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Bessborough Gardens - Thomas Cubitt

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Robert Grosvenor statue

{On the milestone on which he props his foot:} Chester 197 miles. (Right ba...

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Thomas Cubitt

Thomas Cubitt, 1788 - 1855, master builder, lived here. London County Council 

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Thomas Cubitt statue

{Front of base:} Thomas Cubitt, 1788 - 1855. {Plaque at right of base:} Thoma...

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