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A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Hospital, London

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Latitude: 51.4852 / 51°29'6"N

Longitude: -0.1603 / 0°9'37"W

OS Eastings: 527836

OS Northings: 177852

OS Grid: TQ278778

Mapcode National: GBR 8P.6S

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.5XMV

Entry Name: More House

Listing Date: 4 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425736

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Royal Hospital

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

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:


249-1/63/10006 No 52 (More House)


Artist's studio house. 1882 by Gloucester architect
Frederick Waller for his brother-in-law the Hon. John Collier. Yellow
stock brick with red brick dressings. Tiled roof with pedimented
dormer and large Flemish gable with finials to right. 3 storeys,
attic and basement. 2 bays. Queen Anne style. Left hand bay with
large projecting pedimented porch having a gauged brick round-arched
opening with keystone and pilasters; double leaf panelled doors and
fanlight. Upper floors with 3 narrow windows each, 1st floor having
gauged red brick segmental heads, 2nd with square heads and small
shaped rubbed brick aprons. Right hand bay has large stone bay studio
window supported on large stone brackets, which flank narrow ground
floor windows, and ball finials; Venetian type glazing, 2nd floor 4-
light window has curved top corners and enrichment to mullions beneath
rubbed brick Doric frieze with enriched metopes. Gable window with
lugged brick architrave, panelled apron and enriched segmental
pediment. Interior: Gothic detailed staircase. Dining room with
elaborate fire surround made from pieces of C16 wood carving. Drawing
room has original C18 style fire-surround and plasterwork; imported
rococo overmantel. Studio runs from front to back of house with
original chimneypiece, overmantle and grate with cheecks of Delft type
tiles set in a large moulded arch alcove; curious "little studio", a
loggia within the room, reached by steps and communicating with what
was once the changing room for professional models. Collier was a
society portraitist but now best remembered as a painter of
psychological dramas.

Listing NGR: TQ2783377851

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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