BRIEF HISTORY DURING THE SNOW ERA (1813-58)

In 1717, there were grand intentions for Cavendish Square.  It was laid out by John Prince for Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, as the nucleus of the Harley-Cavendish estate.  Harley had married Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles, and named the square after her.  The plans were stymied by a building slump, but eventually in the later eighteenth century the square was further developed.  In John Snow's time, a bronze statue by Thomas Campbell was erected in the square in 1851 of Lord (William) George Bentinck, the 2nd Duke of Portland who had married the Cavendishes daughter.  

 

LOCATION IN 1859 REYNOLDS MAP

(Quarter Mile Section - J 12)

 

Source: Weinreb B, Hibbert C (eds). The London Encyclopaedia, 1993.

              Porter R. London - A Social History, 1994.

 

Old Ordnance Survey Map of 1870

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