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Michelin House the Main Part Facing the Fulham Road, Kensington and Chelsea

Description: Michelin House the Main Part Facing the Fulham Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 203794

OS Grid Reference: TQ2722478735
OS Grid Coordinates: 527224, 178735
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4933, -0.1688

Location: 81 Pelham Street, Kensington SW3 6RH

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW3 6RH

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Listing Text

No 81
(Michelin House the main
part facing the
Fulham Road)


1905, extended. 1910. Architect, J Espinasse of Clermont-Ferrand. Two storeys,
concrete and brick construction faced with glazed terra-cotta. Three bay front, the
ground floor divided by ornamental piers, with ornamental ironwork below lintels.
Ornamental cornice over. Large round arched central window with shaped gable over with
tyre models as kneelers. Windows to right and left with rectangular heads beneath
ornamental panels decorated with wheels and foliage. Small octagonal corner turrets to
full height but with some red brick. Left hand return of 9 bays, right hand of 5, with
further, simpler windows behind. Return sides continued in similar style. Segmental
and square headed windows on ground floor. First floor windows flat headed with words
"Michelin Tyre Company Limited Bibendum" over. Ends with windows between piers;
ornamental frieze between storeys. Open segmental pediments at intervals with inset
faience tyres. The material is Bermentofts Marmo facing. Series of pictorial tile
panels on the side elevations (ground floor) and inside the drive-in by Gilardoni Fils
of Paris. The panels represent the racing successes of cars with Michelin tyres
between 1900 and 1908, and in the fitting bay Edward VII and Prince George in their
Michelin type fitted car.

Listing NGR: TQ2722478735

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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