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46, Kensington Court W8

A Grade II Listed Building in Queen's Gate, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.5021 / 51°30'7"N

Longitude: -0.1885 / 0°11'18"W

OS Eastings: 525831

OS Northings: 179684

OS Grid: TQ258796

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.WQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.PH6V

Plus Code: 9C3XGR26+RJ

Entry Name: 46, Kensington Court W8

Listing Date: 13 December 1977

Last Amended: 7 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 417891

Location: Queen's Gate, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W8

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Queen's Gate

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Abbots with Christ Church and St Philip Kensington

Church of England Diocese: London

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13.12.77 No 46
(the former Electricity
Generating Station)


Former generating station. 1888. Designed possibly by J J Stevenson. Three storeys.
Red brick with stone string courses, corbels and other details. Brick pilaster strips
divide the bays at first and second floor levels. Terra-cotta panels in pediment over
main entrance and in end bays at second floor level. Stone plaque over main entrance
instribed 'Electric Lighting Station'. The original generating equipment was designed
and installed by Colonel Compton, a pioneer in the field. The building was used for
this purpose from 1888-1900.
Listed for its historical importance as one of the earliest surviving electricity
generating stations.

Listing NGR: TQ2583179684

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