Besant and Gaitskells Home


Besant and Gaitskells Home

The home of Besant, Gaitskell and Pentland!

Location: 18 Frognal Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 6XA

Description: This was the London home of Statesman and Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell (1906-1963). He married Dora Frost in 1937 and they moved in here shortly after, having 2 children.

Hugh was elected to Parliament in 1945 and held office in Clement Attlee's governments, most notably as the Minister of Fuel and Power - after the bitter winter of 194647. He later became the Chancellor of the Exchequer and was Leader of the Labour Party from 1955 to 1963.

A plaque was erected in 1986 by Greater London Council.

This impressive home was originally built in 1892 for the novelist and antiquary Sir Walter Besant, for whom there is also a plaque on the house.

In addition, Lord Pentland - the Governor of Madras, also occupied the house in the 1920's.

Themes: PoliticsPolitics Theme
Besant and Gaitskells Home

The home of Besant, Gaitskell and Pentland!

Ranking This Month: 1603/3062

Pages Hit This Month: 26


Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


Benjamin Disraeli died here», 3.7km

Lenin's London Newspaper», 4.0km

Ho Chi Minh worked here!», 6.5km

Victoria Tower», 4.7km

Home of the Iron Lady», 9.0km

Rights of Man written here», 3.6km

The Strand Palace & Exeter Hall», 4.0km

Karl Marx lived here», 4.6km

A Very Long Speech», 4.6km

HM Treasury VE Day Room at GOGGS», 4.4km

Location Pinpointed:


Open Street Maps», Google Maps»