The Boltons and Redcliffe Square area
Existing buildings

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F. H. W. Sheppard (General Editor)

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1983

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237-240

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'The Boltons and Redcliffe Square area: Existing buildings', Survey of London: volume 41: Brompton (1983), pp. 237-240. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50026 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Existing Buildings

In the following table relating to surviving buildings the lessees are all builders or building tradesmen unless otherwise designated, and the dates are those of the grant of building leases to them, generally on the completion of the carcases of houses. The information is usually derived from the Middlesex Deeds Registry. Information about occupants is generally from ratebooks and directories. Reference to the sources of other information is only given when it is not given in the text above.

Adrian Mews

Name evidently given by W. Corbett, who used 'Adrian Square' on his estate at Westgate.

Leased S. R. Lewin to B.J. and W.J. Hudson, 1871.

St. Luke's Church Hall, 1896–7, W. Murray, architect.

Bolton Gardens, Nos. 7 and 8

Leased R. Gunter (II) to J. Spicer, 1863.

Westward extension of No. 8,1876, E. N. Clifton, architect.

Bolton Gardens Mews

Leased R. Gunter (II) to J. Spicer, 1859 onwards.

The Boltons

Name presumably derived from former owners, the Boulton family. Northern limb named Gilston Road until 1912.

East crescent (Nos. 1–15) leased R. Gunter (I) to H. W. Atkinson, 1851–2 (D. Tidey associated builder), west crescent (Nos. 16–28) leased R. Gunter (II) to J. Spicer, 1857–60.

No. 7 restored as private house, 1972–5, Ewan Macleod, architect.

No. 9 decorated, 1887–91, C. S. Peach, architect. (ref. 442)

Nos. 20–23. Rearward extension for Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, 1966–7, John E. Sterrett and B. D. Kaye, architects. (ref. 443)

No. 29 erected by W. Taverner, builder, 1855: iron and glass entrance-way, 1879: (ref. 444) garage dormer window, 1960, H. O. Corfiato, architect: (ref. 445) southern extension, 1971–3, City Design Group, architects.

No. 30 built c. 1958.

Some occupants:

No. 11, Sir Robert Rawlinson, civil engineer, 1863–98.

No. 16, Madame Albani (Mrs. Ernest Gye), singer, 1879–98.

No. 21, S. Carter Hall, editor of The Art Journal, 1861–3.

No. 22, Brandon Thomas, playwright, 1900–4.

No. 24, W. S. Gilbert, dramatist, 1877–84.

No. 27, Sir F. C. Burnand, playwright and editor of Punch, 1892–1906.

No. 28, Benjamin Golding, physician, 1860–3.

Cathcart Road

No. 1, 1951–2, R. Pollock, architect.

Nos. 3–7 odd granted freehold, S. R. Lewin to W. Corbett, 1864.

Corbett House, 1949–51, G. Jeeves, architect.

Nos. 27 (including No. 16 Hollywood Road), 29–49 odd leased J. Gunter to W. Corbett and/or A. McClymont, 1866.

Nos. 51–59 odd leased R. J. Pettiward to Corbett and McClymont, 1867.

No. 10, 1953–4, Neville Conder (Casson Conder Partnership), architect.

No. 12, 1956–7, Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, architects (addition, 1959, Anthony Mauduit, architect).

No. 18, 1961, W. Paton Orr and Partner, architects (addition, 1972–3, Nerios Consultants Group, architects).

No. 20, 1972–5, Hon. C. J. G. Guest, architect.

No. 22, 1930, ?C. D. St. Leger, architect (addition, c. 1950, John Ware, architect).

No. 24, 1959–61, Sir Hugh Casson (Casson Conder Partnership), architect; Timothy Rendle, associated architect.

Nos. 26–42 even leased J. Gunter to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1864–5.

Nos. 44–52 even leased same (Corbett and McClymont parties) to G. Smith, 1865–6.

Nos. 54–58 even, 1953–4, R. Pollock, architect. (ref. 446)

Nos. 60–66 even leased J. Gunter (Corbett and McClymont parties) to G. Smith, 1865–6.

Nos. 72–82 even leased R. J. Pettiward to Corbett and McClymont, 1866–7.

Some occupants:

No. 31, Robert Kerr, architect, 1897/8–1904.

No. 62, Thomas Verity, architect, 1869–91, and Frank Verity, architect, to 1892.

Coleherne Mews

Leased R. Gunter (II), Nos. 1–4 and 6 (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Beale, 1866; Nos. 8–28 even, 5–29 odd, to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1868–9.

Coleherne Road

Named after Coleherne field or House.

Leased R. Gunter (II), Nos. 1–23 odd (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Beale, 1867–8; Nos. 25–35 odd to J. Little, 1872–3; Nos. 2–20 even to J. Beale, 1867; Nos. 22–34 even to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1871.

Dylan Thomas, poet, stayed at No. 21 in 1934. (ref. 447)

Cresswell Gardens

Named after Cresswell Lodge.

Nos. 1–9, 14–17 leased R. Gunter (II) to G. J. Spicer, solicitor (s. of J. Spicer), 1884–5, Matthews and Rogers, builders, Maurice Hulbert, architect.

Nos. 10–12 consec., 1937, Hoare and Wheeler, architects.

Cresswell Place

Named Bolton Mews until 1908.

Nos. 6, 6a, 1963, Bruce Henderson-Gray, architect.

Nos. 7, 7a, 7b, 1969, M. Howard-Radley, architect.

Nos. 18–22 consec., 1885, W. Knight, builder, H. Phelps Drew, architect.

No. 25, 1970, Douglas Norwood and Associates, architects.

Fawcett Mews and No. 1 Fawcett Street

Leased J. Gunter to Corbett and McClymont, 1865.

Fawcett Street

Hollywood, Cecil and Fawcett Courts, 1902–5, C. J. C. Pawley, architect.

No. 1 see Fawcett Mews.

Nos. 3–15 odd leased J. Gunter (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Gibbings, 1866.

Nos. 17–25 odd leased R. J. Pettiward to Corbett and McClymont, 1866 (sub-let to J. Gibbings).

Nos. 2–10 even leased J. Gunter (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Beale, 1866.

Nos. 12–18 even leased same to Corbett and McClymont, 1866.

Nos. 20–28 even leased R. J. Pettiward to same, 1867.

Finborough Road

Named after Pettiward estate at Finborough, Suffolk.

Nos. 1–27 odd leased R. J. Pettiward to Corbett and McClymont, 1866–8 (Nos. 1–19 sub-let to A. M. Greig: Nos. 21–27 ?built by J. Gibbings (ref. 448) ).

Nos. 29–39 odd, Finborough House, 1956–7, H. M. Grellier and Sons, architects.

Nos. 41–49 odd leased R. J. Pettiward to Corbett and McClymont, 1868 (sub-let to J. Gibbings).

Nos. 51–61 odd leased same to W. Corbett, 1871.

Nos. 63–79 odd and 62–78 even, together with Nos. 81–91 odd Ifield Road and Nos. 53–61 odd and 44–52 even Tregunter Road, 1969–71, Triad, architects, for Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Nos. 81 and 83, c. 1958 (completion architect G. D. Fairfoot).

Nos. 85–113 odd leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1870–1.

Nos. 115–119 odd, 1952–3, R. B. K. Engineer's Department, architects.

No. 121 leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett, 1870.

Nos. 123–137 odd, 1953–5, R. B. K. Engineer's Department, architects.

Nos. 139–167 odd leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1869.

Nos. 169–179 odd, 1955–6, R. B. K. Engineer's Department, architects.

Nos. 2–60 even leased R. J. Pettiward to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1867–70.

Nos. 62–78 even see Nos. 63–79 above.

Nos. 80–116 even leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1868–9, 1871–2.

No. 118 (Finborough Arms p. h.) leased same to Corbett and McClymont, 1868.

Nos. 120–138 even leased J. L. Tomlin to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1869–70.

Nos. 140–144 even, 1955–6, John Grey and Partners, architects, for R. B. K.

Nos. 146–182 even leased J. L. Tomlin to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1870–1.

Former Princess Beatrice Hospital, 1930–2, Sir Aston Webb and Son (Maurice Webb), architects. (Under conversion and extension, 1982.)

Some occupants:

No. 7, Richard Doyle, illustrator, 1875–83.

No. 51, Algernon Graves, chronicler of art, 1873–93.

No. 2, Arthur Hughes, artist, 1869–77.

Fulham Road, Nos. 134–306b even (including the part described in Chapter XI).

The part of Fulham Road in Kensington renumbered 1866 and Nos. 138–142b again 1894.

Nos. 134–140a, building lessee W. Mitchell, 1888.

ABC Cinema, 1930, J. Stanley Beard and Clare, architects.

Nos. 152–156, 1849–50, J. Blore, architect.

Nos. 158–168, 1972–4, Turner Lansdown Holt and Partners, architects.

Nos. 170 and 172, 1846–7, J. Blore, architect.

Nos. 174 and 176, 1847.

No. 178, ?1810, altered 1848.

Nos. 182 and 184, 1936–7, Gale, Heath and Sneath, architects.

Nos. 186 and 188, uncertain date.

No. 190 (King's Arms p. h.) leased G. Godwin to E. Curtis, sr., 1861 (ground-floor front, ?1890, H. I. Newton, architect).

Nos. 192–200 leased Godwin to Curtis, 1861.

Nos. 202–210 sold Rev. G. F. Ballard and R. Lewin to W. Corbett and/or A. McClymont, 1865.

No. 212, 1889–90.

No. 214 (The Somerset), 1881, W. E. Williams, architect.

Nos. 216–224, 1962–3, G. D. Fairfoot, architect.

No. 226, ?1793 (altered).

Nos. 228–232, 1865–6, building-applicant, A. B. Smith, hot-house builder.

Nos. 236A-D and Brompton Cottages at No. 1c Hollywood Road, 1971–2, Ian Fraser and Associates (Turner Lansdown Holt and Partners), architects: conversion for Barclay's Bank, 1976–7, Paton Orr and Partner, architects.

Nos. 240–244, c. 1790–1.

Nos. 246 and 248, c. 1801–2, ?S. Butler, builder.

No. 256, Post Office, 1965, planning architect for Ministry of Works, E. T. Sargeant, supervising architect, J. Russell.

Nos. 258–260a, 1877–8, T. Hussey, builder.

No. 262a (rear building) c. 1711–12, altered.

No. 264, Servite Priory buildings, J. A. Hansom and Son (J. S. Hansom), architects: Priory building, 1880: church entrance, 1880, altered 1893–5: tower, 1893–5. All altered 1962.

Nos. 266 and 266a leased R. T. and Lucy Robinson to W. Gorbett and/or A. McClymont, 1868.

No. 268 (formerly Redcliffe Arms p. h.) leased R. J. Pettiward to Corbett and McClymont, 1865.

Nos. 270–304 leased same to same, 1865–7.

Nos. 304a–306b sold S. R. and R. Lewin to Rev. E. H. Ballard at nomination of Corbett and McClymont, 1869.

Gilston Road

Named after a home of the Gunter family in Breconshire. (ref. 449) Renumbered 1912.

Nos. 3, 3a, 5, 5a leased R. Gunter (II) to B. and T. Bradley, 1871 (rebuilt behind façade, 1981).

Nos. 9 and 11 leased by J. Gunter and W. E. Maude, 1855 (in possession T. Holmes, builder, 1852).

Nos. 13–39 odd leased R. Gunter (I) 1851–2; Nos. 13–19 to nominees of C. Delay, Nos. 21 and 23 to nominees of J. Atkinson, S. Peirson and D. Tidey, and Nos. 25–35 to nominee of Peirson.

Nos. 41 and 43 leased J. Gunter and W. E. Maude (No. 41) and R. Gunter II (No. 43), 1854 (T. Eames, party): southern extension of No. 41, 1972, Edward Cullinan, architect. (ref. 450)

No. 4 (formerly St. Mary's School), 1878, Joseph Peacock, architect.

Nos. 10 and 12 leased J. Gunter and W. E. Maude to nominee of T. Eames, 1854.

Nos. 14 and 16 leased R. Gunter (I) to T. Eames, 1852.

Nos. 18–24 even leased R. Gunter (I) to W. Harding, 1852: porch at No. 24, 1971, A. and P. Smithson, architects. (ref. 451)

No. 26, c. 1850–3, R. Trower, builder.

Some occupants:

No. 9, Robert Fortune, botanist, 1857–80,

No. 27, Mrs. (latterly Lady) Irving, estranged wife of Sir Henry Irving, 1877–1908: also Henry Irving, junior, 1895–6 and Laurence Irving, 1898–1914.

Harcourt Terrace

For two or three years named Hollywood Road.

Leased J. Gunter to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1867–8.

Some occupants:

No. 87, R. Popplewell Pullan, architect, 1877–80.

No. 32, C. N. Beazley, architect, 1882–1896 or 1897.

Harley Gardens

Nos. 1–4 and 9–14 numbered as Harley Road until 1874.

Nos. 1–4 leased R. Gunter (I) 1851 to nominees of W. Harding (Nos. 1 and 2) and J. Bonnin, jr. (Nos. 3 and 4).

Nos. 5–8 leased R. Gunter (II) to T. Hussey and T. Huggett, 1867.

Nos. 9–14 leased same to B. and T. Bradley, 1862–3.

Arthur Orton, the 'Tichborne Claimant', lived at No. 14 in 1870–2 under the name of Sir Roger Tichborne, baronet.

Hollywood Mews

Originally leased J. Gunter to Corbett and McClymont, 1865, 1867. Converted 1960–2 by Diamond, Redfern and Partners, architects.

Hollywood Road

For the name see page 184.

East side:

No. 1c, see Fulham Road, Nos. 236A-D.

Nos. 1–55 odd leased J. Gunter, 1865; Nos. 1–15 to T. Hussey and/or T. Huggett (Corbett and McClymont parties), Nos. 17–27 to F. Saunders (Corbett and McClymont parties), Nos. 29–55 to W. Corbett and/or A. McClymont.

West side:

Grove House, 1890.

Hollywood Court see Fawcett Street.

Nos. 2–14 even leased J. Gunter, 1865; Nos. 2–6 to J. Beale (Corbett and McClymont parties), Nos. 8–14 to Corbett and McClymont.

No. 16 see Cathcart Road, No. 27.

Ifield Road

Named after Ifield, Sussex, where S. J. Lewin was Vicar. North of Tregunter Road and Adrian Mews (q. v.) named Adrian Terrace until 1909.

Nos. 1–79 odd leased R. J. Pettiward, 1866–8: Nos. 1–57, 63–79 to Corbett and McClymont; Nos. 59 and 61 to B. J. Hudson and/or W. Spires (Corbett and McClymont parties to lease): sub-lessees, 1867–8, R. Fitt (Nos. 1–5, 21–27), G. German (Nos. 7 and 9).

Nos. 81–91 odd see Finborough Road, Nos. 63–79.

Nos. 93–129 odd leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1868.

Nos. 2–68, 72–118, 132–180 even leased S. R. or R. Lewin, 1869: Nos. 2–68, 132–180 to W. Corbett or A. McClymont; Nos. 72–118 to B. J. or W. J. Hudson or W. Spires.

No. 70 granted S. R. and R. Lewin to Corbett and McClymont, 1871.

The Little Boltons

Named Tregunter Grove or The Grove until 1939. Renumbered 1868.

Nos. 1–35 odd leased J. Gunter to W. Corbett and/or A. McClymont, 1866–8.

Nos. 2–36 even leased R. Gunter (II) to J. Spicer, 1858 (Nos. 2 and 4)-1864 (Nos. 22–36).

Nos. 38–50 even, c. 1961–2, Stone Toms and Partners, architects.

Osbert Salvin, naturalist, occupied No. 32 in 1866–74.

Milborne Grove

Nos. 1–8 leased R. Gunter (I) to nominees of T. Holmes, 1851–2.

Nos. 9–14 leased R. Gunter (II) to B. and T. Bradley, 1861–2.

Oakfield Street

Nos. 1, 3, 5 leased J. Gunter (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Beale, 1865.

Nos. 2, 4, 6 leased same to Corbett and McClymont, 1866.

Old Brompton Road, Nos. 159–279 odd

Renumbered 1937 and 1939.

Nos. 159–165 (formerly Moreton Terrace), Nos. 167–183 (formerly Moreton Gardens), 1884–5, Matthews and Rogers, builders, Maurice Hulbert, architect.

Nos. 185 and 189 (formerly No. 3 and Nos. 2 and 1 Moreton Gardens) leased R. Gunter (II) to J. Spicer, 1875: bay window at northern part of No. 189, 1906, C. G. F. Rees, architect. (ref. 452)

Bousfield Primary School, 1954–6, W. J. Marston and Son, builders, Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, architects. (Nos. 7 and 8 Bolton Gardens see Bolton Gardens.)

Coleherne Court, 1901–4, T. W. Brown, builder, Walter Cave, architect, Paul Hoffmann, associated architect.

Nos. 239–259 (formerly Coleherne Terrace) leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1867.

No. 261 (The Coleherne p.h.) leased same (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Beale, 1866.

Nos. 263–279 (formerly Claro Terrace) leased same to Corbett and McClymont, 1866–8.

Former Princess Beatrice Hospital see Finborough Road.

Jenny Lind (Mrs. Otto Goldschmidt) lived at No. 189 (southern part) in 1874–87.

Priory Walk

Named Priory Grove until 1938.

Builder R. Trower 1850, 1853.

Redcliffe Gardens

For the name see Redcliffe Road.

Nos. 1–11 odd leased R. T. and Lucy Robinson to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1868.

Nos. 13–79 odd leased J. Gunter to W. Corbett and/or A. McClymont, 1866 (Nos. 13–21) — 1873 (Nos. 77 and 79).

Nos. 2A, 2–58 even leased R. J. Pettiward to W. Corbett and/or A. McClymont, 1865 (Nos. 2A, 2–8) — 1871 (Nos. 54–58).

Nos. 60–82 even leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1871–2.

Nos. 84–102 even leased same (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Little, 1869.

Redcliffe Mews

For name see Redcliffe Road. Leased J. Gunter, 1865–70, to W. Corbett and/or A. McClymont or nominees (A. M. Greig at southern end).

Redcliffe Place

Named Clyde Street until 1938. For name Redcliffe see Redcliffe Road.

Leased R. J. Pettiward to Corbett and McClymont, 1866–7 (sublet to A. M. Greig).

Redcliffe Road

Presumably named by G. Godwin, who had restored the church of St. Mary Redcliffe at Bristol and designed other buildings in the Bristol area.

Nos. 1a, 2a leased G. Godwin to E. Curtis, sr., 1861.

Nos. 1–32 and Cathcart House sold S. R. Lewin to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1861–4 (Cathcart House altered 1947–8).

Nos. 33 and 34, 1951–2, R. Pollock, architect.

Nos. 35–36, 38–53, 57 sold Rev. G. F. Ballard and R. Lewin to A. McClymont, 1862–3.

No. 37, 1951–2, Kenneth Smith, architect.

No. 55, 1955 (as Metropolitan Police Married Quarters), Chief Architect and Surveyor, Metropolitan Police, architect. (ref. 453)

Nos. 58–66 consec., sold Rev. G. F. Ballard and R. Lewin to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1866.

Herbert Gribble, architect, lived at No. 64 in c. 1883–94.

Redcliffe Square

For name see Redcliffe Road.

Nos. 1–27 odd leased J. Gunter to W. Corbett and/or A. McClymont or nominees, Nos. 1–9 1868–9, Nos. 11–27 1872–3.

Nos. 29–53 odd leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1873–6.

Nos. 2 and 4 leased J. Gunter to nominee of Corbett and McClymont, 1868.

Nos. 6–80 even leased same to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, Nos. 6–16, 1870, Nos. 18–48, 1873–5, Nos. 50–56, 1876, Nos. 58–80, 1873–5.

Nos. 82 and 84, 1953, John Grey and Partners, architects for R. B. K.

(Sir) Rider Haggard, novelist, lived at No. 24 in 1888–91.

Redcliffe Street

For name see Redcliffe Road.

Leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, Nos. 1–17 odd, 1867, Nos. 19–25 odd, 1870, Nos. 2–22 even, 1869–70.

Austin Dobson, writer, lived at No. 10 in 1873–80.

South Bolton Gardens

No. 7, Osborn House, first occupied 1821.

Nos. 8–9 built 1904–6 (W. Cave, architect), recast 1929 (J. E. Forbes and J. Duncan Tate, architects).

No. 8 occupied as studio by Sir William Orpen, painter, in 1906–31 (also (Sir) Hugh Lane in 1907–9).

Tregunter Road

Named after a home of the Gunter family in Breconshire. (ref. 449) Renumbered east of Nos. 18 and 25 in 1867.

Nos. 1 and 3 leased R. Gunter (I) to J. Bonnin, jr., 1852.

Nos. 5–11 odd leased R. Gunter (II) to S. Peirson, 1853–4.

Nos. 13–23 odd leased R. Gunter (I) to nominees of H. J. Clarke, 1851–2.

Nos. 25 and 27 leased J. Gunter (Corbett and McClymont parties) to A. M. Greig, 1864.

Nos. 29–35 odd leased same to Corbett and McClymont, 1865–6.

No. 35a in Hollywood Road, 1961, Daniel Watney, Eiloart, Inman and Nunn, architects.

Nos. 37–51 odd leased J. Gunter (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Temple and W. Forster, 1865–6.

Nos. 53–61 see Finborough Road, Nos. 63–79.

Nos. 2–16 even leased R. Gunter (II) to J. Spicer, 1857–9.

Nos. 18–42 even leased J. Gunter, 1864–6; Nos. 20 and 22 (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. H. Strudwick, architect, Nos. 24 and 26 to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, Nos. 28–34 (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Beale, No. 36 to nominee of Corbett and McClymont, Nos. 38–42 (Corbett and McClymont parties) to J. Beale.

Nos. 44–52 even see Finborough Road, Nos. 63–79.

Some occupants:

No. 3, Major (later Lt.-Gen. Sir) W. F. Butler and his wife, Elizabeth Thompson, battle-painter, 1878–80.

No. 11, J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, bibliophile, 1856–89.

No. 21, (Sir) Charles Wheeler, sculptor, 1930–1941/3.

No. 4, F. R. S. Yorke, architect, 1937–40.

No. 14, Sir Charles Petrie, author, c. 1931–58.

Westgate Terrace

Named after W. Corbett's estate at Westgate, Thanet.

Leased R. Gunter (II) to W. Corbett or A. McClymont, 1869–71.

Wharfedale Street

Named after R. Gunter (II)'s property in Yorkshire.

Leased R. Gunter (II), with Corbett and McClymont parties, to J. Beale, 1866–8.

References

442. R.I.B.A., Fellowship nomination papers, C. S. Peach, 1891.
443. H.B., file 622.
444. K.P.L., applications to Vestry from M.B.W., no. 231.
445. B.A. 102415.
446. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Town Planning case 52087.
447. H.B., Blue Plaque file 62.
448. M.B.W. 1786, no. 978.
449. Kensington and Chelsea Street-Names, 1968.
450. B.R. 154264.
451. Ibid., 14161.
452. K.P.L., applications to Council from L.C.C., no. 1004.
453. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Town Planning case 67836.