Northumberland Gardens, CR4

Place Name

Named after Baron Redesdale, of Redesdale in the County of Northumberland, which was created in 1802 for lawyer and politician Sir John Mitford (later Freeman-Mitford). He was the owner of Biggin Grove House, renamed Tamworth House in 1815, who was Speaker of the House of Commons between 1801 and 1802 and Lord Chancellor of Ireland between 1802 and 1806. He was grandfather of the Mitford sisters.

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