In a house formerly standing on this site lived Samuel Pepys 1633-1703 diarist and Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford 1661-1724 statesman and in this house lived William Etty 1787-1849 painter and Clarkson Stanfield 1793-1867 painter

The plaque is made up of brown tiles which were manufactured for the LCC by Mintons. The only other example of this type of plaque can be found at No.111 Broomwood Road, Battersea.