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Queen Alexandra's House

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5007 / 51°30'2"N

Longitude: -0.1787 / 0°10'43"W

OS Eastings: 526515

OS Northings: 179542

OS Grid: TQ265795

Mapcode National: GBR 4J.27

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.VJDY

Entry Name: Queen Alexandra's House

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412961

Location: Westminster, London, SW7

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Knightsbridge and Belgravia

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity South Kensington

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2679 NE and 2679 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER KENSINGTON GORE, SW7
85/31 84/7
Queen Alexandra's
House.
GV II
Purpose-built student hostel for women. 1884. Red brick. Slate mansard roof.
Free Jacobean/Queen Anne revival style. 4 storeys, attic and basement. 19 bays
wide. Irregular composition on curve of street. 7 full height canted bay
windows at intervals along facade; with stepped gables over, culminating in
chimney stacks. Entrance to sixth bay from right, which projects with dominating
stepped gable over; segmental arch to recessed entrance forming porches with
inset terracotta plaques inside, modelled by Richard Ledward RA. Square headed
windows; casements, timber mullions and transoms to some casements; small panes
to upper lights with timber glazing bars. Elaborate surviving interiors,
including open iron staircase with slender decorated iron supports, decorative
glazed faience to entrance hall, stained glass; drawing room with faience
fireplace, elaborate plasterwork and woodwork, and dining room with 12 Doulton
tile panels illustrating the arts of music and pottery, designed by John Eyre;
etc. Early example of purpose-built student hostel; terracotta faience and
tilepictures donated by Henry Doulton.
The Story of Queen Alexandra's House, 1884-1984. The Friends of Queen Alexandra's House.

TQ 2679NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER KENSINGTON ROAD, SW7
84/7 (north side)
Cabmen's shelter
- II
Cabmen's shelter 1888. Timber framed, tongue and groove timber panels; felt clad timber roof. 7 bays by 3 bays. Entrance to centre of north side. Windows to upper wall in second, fourth and sixth bays. Stump of fl?che to roof. Decorative rafter ends to eaves. One of the earliest surviving cabmen's shelters, erected by Cabmen's Shelter Fund.


Listing NGR: TQ2651579542

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