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

The Hampton Site

 
 
The Hampton Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The Hampton Site Marker
Inscription.
The
Hampton Site
In the sixteenth century this site adjoined the Royal Mews and was an area of stables and coach houses. Whitcomb Street was known as Hedge Lane. The Duke of Monmouth owned property here and gave his name to Monmouth Court which was shown on plans of the area as late as 1874. Throughout the nineteenth century the street remained residential.

Shop fronts then appeared on the ground floors and numbers 14 to 18 Whitcomb Street on this site were occupied by Hamptons the Builders Decorators and Furniture Suppliers. This later became Hamptons Furniture Store which was bombed in 1940 during the second World War. In 1959 the site was acquired by the government for an extension to the National Gallery.

In March 1985 three brothers John Simon and Timothy Sainsbury offered to commission a new building for the site as a gift to the nation. The Sainsbury Wing designed by Venturi Scott Brown Associates of Philadelphia USA

Opened July 1991

 
Location. 51° 30.535′ N, 0° 7.787′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on St. Martinís Street just from Whitcomb Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the north
The Hampton Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. The Hampton Site Marker
wall of the National Gallery. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rugby Football Union (about 120 meters away); Henry Irving (about 150 meters away); The Trafalgar Way at Canada House (about 150 meters away); Herbert Tree (about 150 meters away); Sir Joshua Reynolds (about 150 meters away); Charles James Napier (about 150 meters away); Her Majesty's Theatre (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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