XIX., XX.—Nos. 14, 15 ROYAL HOSPITAL ROAD
(FORMERLY PARADISE ROW).
Passing westward from the site of the six houses last described, we cross
Tite Street and find three houses of mid 19th century date, Nos. 11, 12 and
13, which keep the original frontage line of the north side of Paradise Row.
No. 11 retains, too, some brick piers with stone finials similar to those which
belonged to its more ancient neighbours towards the east.
Nos. 14 and 15 adjoin these houses,
but project forward considerably towards the
street, while Nos. 16 and 17 form another
projection, being built flush with the street.
This apparently was the original setting-out
of the street. The two houses Nos. 14 and
15 (with Nos. 16 and 17, which, though dating
from c. 1750, do not possess features of sufficient interest for inclusion in our Survey) are
the only survivors of the north side of the
18th century street as Chelsea knew it only
a few years ago. They are not of any great
age, dating probably from a few years before
1800, and scarcely merit any full description here. They, however, possess doorways
which are worth noting as very fair examples
of the influence of the so-called "Chippendale-Gothic"—which is shown in the treatment of the fanlights. The two doors differ
slightly, but both have a not unpleasing cornice, and a frieze decorated with slightly sunk
carving, supported by pilasters, which are panelled in No. 14 and reeded in No. 15.
No. 15 Royal Hospital Road, Doorway.
Photo by W. P. Young
In the committee's ms. collection are—
|3161.||Nos. 14 and 15 Royal Hospital Road, general view (photograph).|
|3162.||No. 14 Royal Hospital Road, Front doorway (photograph).|
|3163.|| (fn. 1) No. 15 Royal Hospital Road, Front doorway (photograph).|