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This South West London area was first mentioned in the 13th century. It was mostly rural at that time. The Brompton Park Nurseries are a landmark of Chelsea Brompton. The gardens were established in 1681. Grove Place was the old name of Beauchamp Place. The new name is used starting with 1885. Brompton Oratory is a Grade II listed church consecrated in 1884. The Royal College of Art is the only postgraduate art and design university in the world. It was founded in 1837. The Royal College of Music was established in 1882. Notable alumni include opera singer Placido Domingo, soprano Graziella Sciutti, tenor Neil Mackie, and violinist Albert Sammons.
English writer Caroline Clive was born in Chelsea Brompton. She was a prolific author who became famous for the Paul Ferroll stories and IX Poems. William Wilberforce is another important person associated with this SW3 area. He was an 18th-century politician who played a crucial part in the movement that abolished the slave trade. T.S. Elliot, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, all the members of the Rolling Stones band, Kylie Minogue, J.R.R Tolkien, and Oscar Wilde are other notable Chelsea Brompton residents. Holy Trinity Brompton Church was established in 1829. Joseph Holden Pott was the first vicar.
Brompton Cemetery in Chelsea Brompton is one of the seven largest privately operated cemeteries in London collectively known as the Magnificent Seven. The cemetery was established in 1839 and it is one of the oldest cemeteries in the UK. It has more than 200,000 resting places including 35,000 monuments. This is the only cemetery that belongs to the Crown. Henry Cole, the man who came up with the concept of Christmas cards in 1843, rests here. Other notable burials include comedian Tom Foy, painter John William Godward, actress Ursula Hirst, watercolor painter Marianne Croker, actor and wrestler Brian Glover, journalist Bernard Levin, and record producer Kit Lambert.