48 plaques with a category of Nobleman

Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH Robert Grosvenor (Nobleman) Thomas Grosvenor (Nobleman)Duke of Westminster (Gerald Grosvenor) (Philanthropist) Thomas Cundy (Architect) George Basevi (Architect) Thomas Cubitt (Architect)(Photos Taken: 23-Apr-2022)Link
Plaque Wording: {top left} Sir Robert Grosvenor succeeded his father as Earl Grosvenor in 1802. Educated at Harrow and Cambridge he became a member of parliament, lord-lieutenant of the County of Flint and was a renowned and enthusiastic art collector. In 1831 he was created Marquess of Westminster and was a sword carrier at the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1842. Sir Robert Grosvenor had a vision for a grand development of Belgravia and Pimlico and directed its progress until his death in 1845. The name Belgravia comes from a Grosvenor title of Viscount Belgrave which is taken from a village of that name on the family estate in Cheshire. The plinth on which the statue stands is made of limestone quarried at Halkyn in the County of Flint on land belonging to the family.
{top right} The Grosvenor family came to England with William the Conqueror, and have held land in Cheshire since that time. In the seventeenth century Sir Thomas Grosvenor third baronet married Mary Davies a London heiress. Her dowry was part of the manor of Ebury, the land developed by their successors as Mayfair in the eighteenth century, followed by Belgravia and Pimlico in the nineteenth century. In 1979, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor became the sixth Duke of Westminster. He commissioned this statue in 1997. The hounds on the monument are Talbot dogs introduced to this country by the Normans as hunting dogs. Now extinct, they were the ancestral stock of the modern bloodhound. Talbot dogs were added to the Grosvenor coat of arms in the seventeenth century. The gold wheatsheaf, known in heraldry as a 'garb' appeared for the first time on the coat of arms in 1398.
{bottom left - left} Under the direction of Sir Robert Grosvenor, Thomas Cundy, the Grosvenor Estate surveyor, presented the above layout to the Grosvenor Board in 1825. From Sir Robert's vision arose the elegant buildings, grand squares and colourful gardens that are now Belgravia.
{bottom left - right} The classical terraces of Belgrave Square were designed by George Basevi architect to the Haldimand Syndicate. Most of the buildings were erected under the control of the great Victorian developer Thomas Cubitt.
{bottom right} Sir Robert Grosvenor KG, first Marquess of Westminster, 1767-1845. When we build let us think we build for ever, John Ruskin.

Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 6NA James John Hamilton(Nobleman)(Photos Taken: 15-Jun-2020)Link

51 Abingdon Villas, London W8 6XA Clementine Hozier (Churchill)(Nobleman)(Photos Taken: 20-May-2015)Link

Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London W1K 6TFHugh Lupus Grosvenor (1st Duke of Westminster)(Nobleman)(Photos Taken: 15-Jun-2020)Link
Plaque Wording: Hugh Lupus, first Duke of Westminster, K.G., lessor to the Improved Industrial Dwellings Coy. Ltd. Of this and other buildings on his London estate accommodating nearly 4,000 persons of the working class, the friend and benefactor of his poorer brethren. Obit 1899.

335 Firs Lane, Palmers Green, London N13 5LX James Winter Lake(Nobleman)(Photos Taken: 12-Jun-2018)Link

Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EALord Porchester(Nobleman)(Photos Taken: 05-Dec-2019)Link

22 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 0LU Viscount Milton(Nobleman)(Photos Taken: 05-May-2019)Link

Lesnes Abbey, Abbey Road, Abbey Wood, London DA17 5DLRoesia of Dover (Misc)Richard de Luci (Nobleman)Lesnes Abbey (Historical London)(Photos Taken: 04-Jul-2017)Link
Plaque Wording: The Burial Place of the heart of Roesia of Dover Great Great Grand-daughter of the founder of this abbey Richard de Lucy

9 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9JA Richard Savage(Nobleman)(Photos Taken: 27-May-2015)Link

outside The Guards' Chapel, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ Robert George Windsor-Clive (Nobleman) Philip Archibald Douglas-Campbell (Armed Forces) R A Arkwright (Armed Forces)(Photos Taken: 30-Jan-2022)Link

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Hampstead Parish Church, Church Row, London NW3 6UU James Brydges (Earl of Chandos) (Nobleman) George Frideric Handel (Composer)(Photos Taken: 28-Jan-2019)Link
Plaque Wording: In 1747 these gates and railings were purchased for this church from Cannons, Edgware, the seat of James First Duke of Chandos friend and patron of the composer Handel. Originally wrought about 1715 they were restored in 1952 by Charles Hall Ltd of Hampstead.

St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL Richard Croft (Medical) Thomas Elmsley Croft (Nobleman)(Photos Taken: 07-Sep-2020)Link

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Westminster Hall, 3 St Margaret Street, London SW1P 3JXWestminster Hall (Architectural Gems)Queen Elizabeth II (Royalty) Simon de Montfort (Nobleman)King Henry III (Royalty)(Photos Taken: 04-Mar-2022)Link
Plaque Wording: Queen Elizabeth II here replied to addresses presented by both Houses of Parliament on 22nd June 1965 commemorating the meeting of the parliament of 1265 to which Simon de Montfort Earl of Leicester caused to be summoned in the name of King Henry III not only Prelates Lay Magnates and Knights of the Shire but also representatives of cities and boroughs

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