London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Sir Rowland Hill
Pioneer of the
lived in a house
on this site
Erected 2016 by Marchmont Association, University of London.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the England - London - Marchmont Association Plaques series list.
Location. 51° 31.586′ N, 0° 7.555′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Cartwright Gardens and Leigh Street, on the left when traveling south on Cartwright Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Camden, England WC1H 9EN, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley (within shouting distance of this marker); John Cartwright (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Anne Clarke (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lenin (about 90 meters away); Jerome K. Jerome (about 120 meters away); Mark Ashton (about 120 meters away); Alexander Herzen (about 120 meters away); William Empson (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
Also see . . .
1. Rowland Hill (Wikipedia). "Sir Rowland Hill, KCB, FRS (3 December 1795 – 27 August 1879) was an English teacher, inventor and social reformer. He campaigned for a comprehensive reform of the postal system, based on the concept of Uniform Penny Post and his solution of prepayment, facilitating the safe, speedy and cheap transfer of letters. Hill later served as a government postal official, and he is usually credited with originating the basic concepts of the modern postal service, including the invention of the postage stamp." (Submitted on July 13, 2018.)
2. Plaque (lost): Rowland Hill - WC1 (Camden) (London Remembers). London Remembers provides a photograph of the earlier borough plaque for Rowland Hill at this same site that was removed around 2015 when new student housing was constructed here. (Submitted on July 13, 2018.)
Additional keywords. Blue Plaque
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.