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Original Text (Annotation: EPW023460 / 699165)

' The Stanley Arms public house was, like nearby Stanley Street (now Alderney Street), named after the family which owned some of the land in this area. The land was inherited from Hans Sloane, through marriage. Most but not all of the land in Pimlico was owned by the Grosvenor family until death duties and a refocusing of efforts caused them to sell it off by 1953. '