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26, Rutland Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5004 / 51°30'1"N

Longitude: -0.1687 / 0°10'7"W

OS Eastings: 527210

OS Northings: 179531

OS Grid: TQ272795

Mapcode National: GBR 6J.99

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.1K54

Plus Code: 9C3XGR2J+5G

Entry Name: 26, Rutland Gate

Listing Date: 10 August 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390972

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491662

Location: Westminster, London, SW7

County: 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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1900/0/10360 RUTLAND GATE
10-AUG-04 26

House. 1846-7, by John Tombs, builder. Brick, painted white, stucco dressings. Four storeys, basement and attic. Tall in its proportions. Four-bay front with four-storey canted bay window. Entrance in Tuscan closed porch with balustraded roof attached to south side. First-floor front bombé cast-iron balcony, French windows. Second-floor segmental pediments. Cornice lost. Return elevations altered.
Interiors have not been inspected, but the house is known to have been lavishly refitted in the 1960s and subsequently altered.
In the 1920s and 1930s No. 26 Rutland Gate was the London residence of Lord Redesdale, father of the Mitford sisters, who occasionally used it for the London season.
Included for group value as part of the original layout of Rutland Gate and as the sole surviving villa of the 1840s to remain freestanding.
(ed.) John Greenacombe, Survey of London, xlv: Knightsbridge (London, 2000).
Jessica Mitford, Hons and Rebels (1960).

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