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Carlyle's House, Kensington and Chelsea

Description: Carlyle's House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 203648

OS Grid Reference: TQ2717877718
OS Grid Coordinates: 527178, 177718
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4841, -0.1698

Location: Cheyne Row, Kensington, Greater London SW3 5HL

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW3 5HL

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Listing Text

62/12 (east side)

24.6.54 Nos 16 to 22 (even)
GV No 24 (Carlyle's House)
Nos 26 to 34 (even)


Houses - 1708. (Old stone tablet on No 16 "This is Cheyne Row 1708"). Later
alterations. 3 storeys and basements, majority with dormers. Three windows (except
No 28 - 2 windows) and 1/2 blank window. Brown brick, some stucco ground floor. Mostly
flush framed windows with red gauged flat arches and dressings, and red brick bands at
first and second floor. Nos 16, 18 and 34 wood block bracketed eaves cornice, No 26
retains similar cornice below altered upper storey, Nos 20-24 stucco cornice at eaves.
Nos 16, 18 and 30 wood doorcases, Nos 18 and 30 with carved brackets and hoods, No 32
shell hood on carved brakets. Some first floor balconies to 16, 20 and 28. No 28
early C19 rebuilt front in yellow brick. No 24 - residence (1834-81) of Thomas Carlyle
and has white marble commemorative tablet with medallion portrait. Good interiors.
For garden walls to east of Nos 16, 18, 20, 24 and 26 qv Shrewsbury House, Cheyne
walls. (R.C.H.M. and Survey of London, Vol IV).

Listing NGR: TQ2718377726

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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