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Latitude: 51.4881 / 51°29'17"N
Longitude: -0.1737 / 0°10'25"W
OS Eastings: 526899
OS Northings: 178154
OS Grid: TQ268781
Mapcode National: GBR 5N.6Q
Mapcode Global: VHGQY.YV1L
Entry Name: 41, Chelsea Square Sw3
Listing Date: 6 July 1981
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1189675
English Heritage Legacy ID: 203639
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3
District: Kensington and Chelsea
Electoral Ward/Division: Stanley
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
TQ 2678 SE CHELSEA SQUARE, SW3
249/55/34 No. 41
GV 6/7/81 II
Private house. 1934, by Oliver Hill Freda, Lady Forbes. White-painted stucco house, neo-Georgian in style, square in plan with cruciform upper storey. Two storeys and semi-basement. Low-pitched tiled roofs with pedimented gables and 2 tall chimney stacks. Flight of steps, with decorative fretwork railing and lamp standard up to central entrance with bracketed cornice-hood. Sash windows with glazing bars: segmental-headed to semi-basement, square-headed to upper storey. Symmetry of main facade broken by variety of window-shapes and types to ground floor: segmental-headed with shutters, square-headed and round. Main facade to south (garden) side, with oval oculus in gable, echoing the pediment of No 40, with which this house forms a picturesque ensemble. Main facade to south side.
Interior retains original staircase hall with deep coved ceiling. Open-well staircase rises up five steps, then turns through ninety degrees and rises to projecting, curved landing. Each step treated as a separate horizontal motif to side, with wide-spaced twisted balusters. Stair to basement retains the original fretwork balustrading but is reversed. Entrance hall leads to dining room, designed to house Lady Forbes's Aubusson tapestries and with jib door and early-C18-style fireplace. The entrance hall and living room remodelled with paired dentiled cornices by Sir Nigel Boakes, who added a charming double-height garden room in neo-Gothick style, designed by Chapman Taylor c.1980. On the first floor the principal bedroom retains its original high cove which incorporates the gable oculus.
Source: Country Life, 16 February 1935, pp.168-172.
Listing NGR: TQ2689978154
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