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

This site, originally marshland, has formed part of the Crown's Millbank Esta...

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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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Kensington Housing Trust / Catalyst Housing

Kensington Housing Trust / Catalyst Housing

Started as Ealing Family Housing Association.

Group, Property, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Northumberland House - Charing Cross

Northumberland House - Charing Cross

Sited just to the east of Charing Cross, the picture source, Wikipedia, has a very useful map, but there we also read that the garden "did not reach all the way down to the river" which rather cont...

Building, Property

1 memorial
William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount

William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount

Born New York City into an extremely wealthy family.  Lived in Rome in his mid-thirties where he developed a life-long taste for the arts.  On his father’s death in 1890 he built the luxury Waldorf...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Philanthropy, Property, Italy, USA

1 memorial
T. Rider and Sons

T. Rider and Sons

Builders active in 1975.

Group, Property

1 memorial
W. & D. McGregor

W. & D. McGregor

Builders active in 1882.

Group, Property

1 memorial