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Central Entrance Block to Bentley Priory

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harrow, London

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Latitude: 51.6265 / 51°37'35"N

Longitude: -0.3332 / 0°19'59"W

OS Eastings: 515473

OS Northings: 193279

OS Grid: TQ154932

Mapcode National: GBR 60.4PS

Mapcode Global: VHGQ9.5CQZ

Plus Code: 9C3XJMG8+HP

Entry Name: Central Entrance Block to Bentley Priory

Listing Date: 25 May 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358638

English Heritage Legacy ID: 202024

ID on this website: 101358638

Location: Harrow, London, HA7

County: London

District: Harrow

Electoral Ward/Division: Stanmore Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Harrow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Saints Harrow Weald

Church of England Diocese: London

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Central entrance block to
Bentley Priory
TQ 19 SE 2/5


By Sir John Soane, 1789-90. Enlargement by Robert Smirke 1810-18. Entrance lobby,
long drawing room and circular boudoir are probably the only parts by Soane in
anything like their original condition. The external facades are quite changed by
iron balconies and other C19 additions. Some fragments of older work remain.
The house was, for the last year and a half of her life, the home of the
Dowager Queen Adelaide, who died here in 1849. It was also the home of the
Marquesses of Abercorn and Lord Aberdeen in C19. Gutted by fire 1979. Of
historical interest as the headquarters of Fighter Command during the
Battle of Britain and until 1968. (DRUETT, W W "Stanmore and Harrow Weald
Through the Ages" 1938 pages 130 to 137; IREMONGER, Lucille "Lord Aberdeen" 1978
pages 25 and 26).

Listing NGR: TQ1547393279

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