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George Trollope and Sons

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1778 Joseph Trollope formed George Trollope and Sons.

1850s The firm continued as a family business; it expanded by undertaking large speculative building projects in Belgravia

1864 Became a limited liability company

1860s the economic slump found the building side of the company dangerously over committed but the assets of the interior decorating, estate agency, and cabinet-making branches were protected.

1870s the firm re-established itself as builders of residential property, particularly on the Cadogan estate in Chelsea.

1891 George Trollope took over the business. Trollopes built Claridge's Hotel and Alfred Beit's house in Park Lane. The firm also diversified into ship-fitting and the construction of country houses.

1903 Amalgamation of the building business with that of Colls and Sons as George Trollope and Sons and Colls and Sons[1], otherwise known as Trollope and Colls

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  • Biography of George Haward Trollope, DNB [1]