Westminster History Club and the Grosvenor Estate

Westminster History Club and the Grosvenor Estate

The Westminster History Club are excited to announce that at an event last Wednesday, the Grosvenor Estate formally marked their generous donation of £26,000 to VCH Middlesex, for work on the Westminster parish of St George Hanover Square.

 

The event was hosted at the Grosvenor offices, where Timothy Jones, Associate Director of Grosvenor’s London Estate, gave a fascinating talk on the history of Westminster’s many magnificent gentlemen’s clubs. Many thanks are due to the hosts, Timothy and everyone from Grosvenor, the VCH and the WHC, who made it such a success. A packed audience, including the Lord Mayor of Westminster, hugely enjoyed the evening and we thank them too, for joining us and for further donations to the Westminster History Club

 

The research will be published as a VCH Short, covering the parish of St George Hanover Square. The parish was established in 1724 and the vestry was abolished when the London County Council was set up in 1900. The relatively short time-span involved will allow a detailed treatment of the development, much of it carried out by the Grosvenor Estate, of the fashionable squares that were built during the Georgian period. It will also place the many famous and important residents of the parish within a local context and examine their involvement in local affairs. The book will use the forthcoming St Clement Danes Short as a template, covering the social geography, local government, economy and social life of the parish.