Following the dissolution of the monasteries of 1537, much of the land held by the Carthusian monks of the Charterhouse fell into secular hands. Among those to grab a slice of the spoils was Sir Edward North (c. 1496 – 1564) who had beenÂ appointed treasurer of the court of augmentations, a court created by the Henry VIII for dealing with the estates which had been confiscated from the church. He was granted the property in 1545. His son, Roger, Lord North, sold most of it to the Duke of Norfolk a year after his father’s death, keeping only the south east corner to himself. When he died in 1600 the property was sold to the Manners family, earls of Rutland, after whom this street is named.
were the Earls of Rutland, who had their town house built here in 1545
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