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Michelin House the Main Part Facing the Fulham Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Brompton & Hans Town, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.4933 / 51°29'35"N

Longitude: -0.1688 / 0°10'7"W

OS Eastings: 527224

OS Northings: 178735

OS Grid: TQ272787

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.9W

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.1Q4M

Plus Code: 9C3XFRVJ+8F

Entry Name: Michelin House the Main Part Facing the Fulham Road

Listing Date: 15 April 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080656

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203794

Location: Brompton and Hans Town, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Brompton & Hans Town

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Luke and Christ Church Chelsea

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Headquarters

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No 81
(Michelin House the main
part facing the
Fulham Road)


1905, extended. 1910. Architect, J Espinasse of Clermont-Ferrand. Two storeys,
concrete and brick construction faced with glazed terra-cotta. Three bay front, the
ground floor divided by ornamental piers, with ornamental ironwork below lintels.
Ornamental cornice over. Large round arched central window with shaped gable over with
tyre models as kneelers. Windows to right and left with rectangular heads beneath
ornamental panels decorated with wheels and foliage. Small octagonal corner turrets to
full height but with some red brick. Left hand return of 9 bays, right hand of 5, with
further, simpler windows behind. Return sides continued in similar style. Segmental
and square headed windows on ground floor. First floor windows flat headed with words
"Michelin Tyre Company Limited Bibendum" over. Ends with windows between piers;
ornamental frieze between storeys. Open segmental pediments at intervals with inset
faience tyres. The material is Bermentofts Marmo facing. Series of pictorial tile
panels on the side elevations (ground floor) and inside the drive-in by Gilardoni Fils
of Paris. The panels represent the racing successes of cars with Michelin tyres
between 1900 and 1908, and in the fitting bay Edward VII and Prince George in their
Michelin type fitted car.

Listing NGR: TQ2722478735

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