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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Ann Oldfield

1683 - 1730

 
 
Ann Oldfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Ann Oldfield Marker
Inscription.

Actress

First occupant of
this house
1725-1730

 
Erected 1992 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.699′ N, 0° 8.822′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Grosvenor Street just west of Broadbent Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Grosvenor Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 3HZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Alexander Korda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bee Gees (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); George Frideric Handel (about 180 meters away); Colen Campbell (about 180 meters away); Jimi Hendrix (about 180 meters away); John Adams (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Farm Street Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Artists Rifles (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Anne Oldfield (Wikipedia). "Anne Oldfield (1683 – 23 October 1730) was an English actress. She was born in London, to Anne Gourlaw and William Oldfield, a soldier....Anne Oldfield was the
Ann Oldfield Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Ann Oldfield Marker - Wide View
theatrical idol of her day. Her exquisite acting and ladylike carriage were the delight of her contemporaries, and her beauty and generosity found innumerable eulogists, as well as sneering detractors. Alexander Pope, in his Sober Advice from Horace, wrote of her "Engaging Oldfield, who, with grace and ease, Could join the arts to ruin and to please."....Oldfield was forty-seven when she died on 23 October 1730 at 60 Grosvenor Street, London. She divided her property, for that time a large one, between her two sons. Oldfield was buried in Westminster Abbey, beneath the monument to Congreve. Her partner, Churchill, applied for permission to erect a monument there to her memory, but the dean of Westminster refused it." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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