History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

41, Chelsea Square Sw3

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanley, Kensington and Chelsea

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Plus Code: 9C3XFRQG+6G

Entry Name: 41, Chelsea Square Sw3

Listing Date: 6 July 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189675

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203639

Location: Stanley, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3

County: 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

Find accommodation in
Shepherds Bush



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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.