1–2 Orme Square

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1–2 Orme Square, Bayswater, London, W2
Rowland Hill plaque

1–2 Orme Square is a Grade II listed pair of houses in Orme Square, Bayswater, London, W2.[1]

The houses were built in the early-19th century and according to rate books No.1 was first occupied in 1826, along with No.3 to the east, followed by No.2 in 1827.[2]

There is an LCC plaque on number 1 to Sir Rowland Hill, (1795–1879), postal reformer, who lived there from 1839–42, while he was introducing the penny post.[1][3]

No 2 was the home of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, and his son, David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood, who was born there.


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "1 and 2 Orme Square W2 (1266260)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Heritage statement, Westminster City Council. Accessed 6 June 2016
  3. ^ Hibbert, Christopher; Weinreb, Ben; Keay, John; Keay, Julia (9 September 2011). The London Encyclopaedia (3rd ed.). Pan Macmillan. p. 608. ISBN 978-0-230-73878-2. 

Coordinates: 51°30′39″N 0°11′24″W / 51.510830°N 0.189970°W / 51.510830; -0.189970