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Portman Square in 1813

Portman Square is a square in the City of Westminster, London, and part of the Portman Estate. It is located at the western end of Wigmore Street, which connects it to Cavendish Square to its east.

It was built between 1765 and 1784 on land belonging to Henry William Portman. It included residences of Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton, Sir Brook Bridges, 3rd Baronet, Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, George Keppel, 6th Earl of Albemarle, Sir Charles Asgill, 1st Baronet, and William Henry Percy. Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, maintained his London residence at No. 15 Portman Square.

An infantry barracks, Portman Square Barracks, was built between Portman Street and Orchard Street; it was demolished in about 1860.[1]

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Coordinates: 51°30′57″N 0°09′21″W / 51.5157°N 0.1557°W / 51.5157; -0.1557

  1. ^ Walford, Edward (1878). Old and New London: Volume IV. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Retrieved 4 July 2019.