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Introductory History 

The Brownings

Lord Byron

Charles Wesley - Songs and Hymns

Francis Bacon

Leopold Anthony Stokowski

Benjamin West

Wendy Richard

Henri Mouhot

Sir George Staunton

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Marriage of Sir Stamford Raffles with Sophia Hull 

Raffles Revealed

Joseph Woelfl

Lord Howard de Walden and Miss Margherita Van Raalte

St Marylebone and the Reffell Family

St Marylebone and the Portman Estate

William Wilkie Collins 

Wilkie Collins, A Life of Sensation

The Rt Hon. John Shore, PC, 1st Baron Teignmouth

Sir Robert Fullerton

Horatia Nelson

General Robert Morse 

The Revd Doctor John Vardill

Richard Cosway, RA, and Maria Cosway

Julia Wedgwood 

feminist novelist, biographer, historian and literary critic

William Tallemach or Tollemache Sculptor

Charles Raymond Smith Sculptor

Francis Perceval Eliot Soldier and Man of Letters

The Revd John Ashley Founder of the Missions to Seamen

Sir Barry Close East India Company General

William Fairlie of Fairlie, MP, East India Company Merchant, Financier and Ship Owner

David Clark of Calcutta  & John Clark of Jamaica

William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, KG, PC, FRS British Whig and Tory statesman, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Prime Minister of Great Britain, serving in 1783 and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1807 to 1809.

Sir William Hamilton

Emma, Lady Hamilton

Benjamin Robert Haydon, Painter

Search Blue Plaques in London

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The sculptor J. C. F. Rossi was born in Nottingham, his father being an Italian doctor. He studied sculpture under Locatelli and became a student at the Royal Academy Schools, exhibiting there for the first time in the following year. He formed a partnership with a mason-sculptor called J. Bingley, and drawing on his early training in terra cotta, made a variety of terra cotta and stone statues. He flourished in the 1790s, winning commissions for architectural sculpture on important buildings, and designing four monuments in St Paul's

He began his own ceramic stone business, with a kiln, cottage and stables in Lisson Grove. Here he made the angels, now gilded, which surround the cupola of St Marylebone church, for which he was paid £300 in 1814.             

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

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Charles Dickens, perhaps the greatest of English story tellers, lived in Marylebone for many years, within a stone's throw of the church.

It was in his house, No 1 Devonshire Terrace, that some of his books were written.      

 

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Dickens’ House at 1 Devonshire Terrace, St Marylebone