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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Sir Rowland Hill

 
 
Sir Rowland Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 14, 2018
1. Sir Rowland Hill Marker
Inscription.
Sir
ROWLAND HILL
1795-1879
Pioneer of the
modern postal
service
lived in a house
on this site
1836-1839

 
Erected 2016 by Marchmont Association, University of London.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Marchmont Association Plaques marker series.
 
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.
 
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 . . .
Sir Rowland Hill Marker - wide view, looking south on Cartwright Gardens image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 14, 2018
2. Sir Rowland Hill Marker - wide view, looking south on Cartwright Gardens

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.) 
 
Categories. Communications
 
The inventor of the postage stamp - on a postage stamp image. Click for full size.
By Royal Mail, 1979
3. The inventor of the postage stamp - on a postage stamp
Sir Rowland Hill image. Click for full size.
By photo via Wikimedia Commons
4. Sir Rowland Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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