Spenser Street c1900. Courtesy of the Wynne Collection
This street leads from the Green to Spenser Park in which many houses there were owned by the Lord of Spenser. Another Bingham connection, Lavinia, daughter of Charles Bingham married The Right Honorable George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758 – 1834), also known as Lord Viscount Althorp. The Spensers were one of the most powerful families in Britain. Althorp became Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the House of Commons. They married in 1871 and their first child was born at Spenser House in 1872. Princess Diana Spenser was a direct descendant of the family.