Person    | Male  Born 1835  Died 20/5/1900

William Richard Sutton

Categories: Benefactor

William Richard Sutton

Born Kennington, Lambeth. Self-made millionaire. His distribution company had purpose-built premises in Golden Lane, EC. He had no children of his own. Died Hove, buried Norwood Cemetery. His will left the modern day equivalent of £80 million to found a charitable trust to provide 'model dwellings and houses for occupation by the poor of London and other towns and populous places in England'.

The Sutton Dwellings plaque, 1924, is much more pleasing than the modern Sutton Housing Trust plaque at the Old Street roundabout.

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William Richard Sutton

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Sutton Dwellings

The Sutton Dwellings, Islington, These dwellings were erected under the chari...

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Sutton Housing Trust

The 'done' on the plaque is, we're pretty certain, a guerrilla sticker, as un...

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William Richard Sutton

Evelyn Denington Court, completed in 1990 under the charitable trust of the w...

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Sydney Powell

Sydney Powell

Former chairman of the Chiswick Parochial Charities.

Person, Benefactor, Politics & Administration

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Edith Fletcher

Edith Fletcher

Donor to St George's Cathedral, Southwark.  From The Tablet 25 February 1922: "A crucifix standing twenty feet in height has been erected outside St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, as a  memorial t...

Person, Benefactor

1 memorial