The Hampton Site

The Hampton Site (HM27T8)

Location: London, England WC2H 7HA Greater London
Country: United Kingdom

N 51° 30.535', W 0° 7.787'

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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
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HM NumberHM27T8
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Date Added Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 699172 N 5710326
Decimal Degrees51.50891667, -0.12978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.535', W 0° 7.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 32.1" N, 0° 7' 47.22" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 St Martin's St, London England WC2H 7HA, GB
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