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Ladbroke Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Dalgarno, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.5233 / 51°31'23"N

Longitude: -0.2203 / 0°13'13"W

OS Eastings: 523567

OS Northings: 181983

OS Grid: TQ235819

Mapcode National: GBR BD.P56

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.4ZD4

Plus Code: 9C3XGQFH+8V

Entry Name: Ladbroke Hall

Listing Date: 23 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265290

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425504

Location: Dalgarno, Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Dalgarno

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Helen Kensington

Church of England Diocese: London

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The following building shall be added:

TQ2382 SE, TQ2381 NE Barlby Road, W10
5/5 9/5
No.85 (Ladbroke Hall)..

Car factory, now offices 1903-4 for Clement Talbot Company.

Red brick with stone dressings; gabled tile roof, with gambrel roof to
central bay; brick stacks with moulded stone cornices. Edwardian Baroque
style. One storey with basement: 20-window range of 4:2:4:1:5:2 fenestration
with pedimented central bay set slightly forward and flanked by 2-bay
projections with Doric corner pilasters to pedimented stone dormers flanked by
urn finials. Central entrance bay has paired Doric pilasters and dentilled
entablature beneath scrolled brackets flanking corner pilasters to broken
segmental pediment; relief carving of female figures flanking cartouche to
tympanum, above glazing-bar window set in semi-circular arched architrave with
blocked voussoirs; panelled double doors set in segmental-pedimented
architrave; fronted by porte-cochère with Doric columns flanking decorative
wrought-iron panel. Rest of elevation had modillioned stone cornice and
15-pane sashes above stone string course set over 8-pane sashes; bays to
right of centre have nipped dormers and 12-pane sashes above broad stone
string course set over 8-pane sashes. Rear:. central bay has large
semi-circular arched window above doorway with moulded stone architrave.
Interior: open-well staircase with wrought-iron balustrade to right.
Entrance hall: is entered by steps flanked by decorative wrought-iron
balustrades; black and white marble floor; black marble banding and enriched
plaster cornice to dado; other main features are enriched by decorative
plasterwork; cartouche set in segmental broken pediment over panelled
half-glazed double doors to front; segmental open pediment over shouldered
architrave to doorway on right, and glazed screen with glazing bars and
half-glazed double doors framed by shouldered architrave to left, both
entrances being set within arched recesses with festooned decoration flanked
by Ionic columns supporting entablature beneath coffered vaulted ceiling with
enriched ribs to central bay. Two full-height (basement to roof) display
halls to left are approached from entrance hall via balcony and stairs with
wrought-iron balustrade having fleur-de-lys panels to friezes; Corbels
support elliptical iron lattice trusses to roof; decorative roundel in Art
Nouveau style to first display hall, with 'Sunbeam Talbot Automobile Works 1903'
in raised relief surrounding festooned wreath and two female figures flanking
company insignia. This office block was erected to serve one of Britain's
earliest car factories, built by a syndicate established to import Clement
cars from France; construction was supervised by Charles Garrard who had
worked with Adolphe Clement in France; its high architectural quality is
indicative of the firm's high aspirations, the design including display halls
"where visitors will be able to inspect finished cars, chassis, sectioned
working models, interesting relics, and accessories.

Listing NGR: TQ2356781983

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