Person    | Male  Born 21/5/1790  Died 18/1/1858

William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

The "Bachelor Duke" after whom the Cavendish banana was named.

Born Paris, son of the 5th Duke, who died in 1811. Had a strong interest in gardening and agriculture and gave his estates a lot of attention. At his Chatsworth estate had Joseph Paxton move a whole village, Edensor, so that it did not spoil the view of his mansion house.

Failed to marry the woman of his choice and died unmarried. The title passed to his cousin William.

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William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

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St Nicholas churchyard extension - north gate, east pier

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St Nicholas churchyard extension - south gate

The inscription is distressed to the extent that it is partially illegible. W...

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Gardening colleagues of Kevin Davis

Gardening colleagues of Kevin Davis

Gardening colleagues of Kevin Davis.

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Wimbledon Society / John Evelyn Society

Wimbledon Society / John Evelyn Society

Founded by Richardson Evans and others, to 'safeguard the amenities of the Wimbledon district and to promote an interest in local history and wildlife'. It was originally known as the John Evelyn C...

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture, History

6 memorials
Jane Loudon

Jane Loudon

Author and pioneer of science fiction. Born near Birmingham as Jane Webb. Wrote "The Mummy!: Or a Tale of the Twenty-Second Century" and published it in 1827, anonymously. This was reviewed favour...

Person, Art, Gardens / Agriculture, Literature

1 memorial
Groundwork

Groundwork

An environmental agency based in Birmingham. It works with communities across the United Kingdom, to help them create places in which to live and work in a greener, more sustainable way and to impr...

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials