Baroness Road, E2

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Named in honour of Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts (April 21, 1814 – December 30, 1906), a philanthropist who descended from the Coutts banking family. In 1837 she became one of the wealthiest women in England when she inherited her grandfather’s fortune of around ¬£1.8 million. In 1862 she had homes built for local workmen and their families at nearby¬†Columbia Square and seven years later, Columbia Market in 1869 to provide cheap food. See also Burdett Road, E3.

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