CXXIX.—CXXXIII.—Nos. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30,
ST. LEONARD'S TERRACE.
Ground landlord, leaseholders, etc.
The ground landlords of No. 27, No. 28 and No. 29 are respectively
R. D. Bain, Esq., Miss E. C. Margesson and A. Nattali, Esq.
The leaseholders are:—No. 26, Jocelyn Thomson, Esq.; No. 27,
The Misses Rigby Murray; No. 28, F. A. Fulford, Esq.; No. 29, Henry
Nattali, Esq.; No. 30, Mrs. Fewster.
General description and date of structure.
These houses date from the latter half of the 18th century, and are
marked Green's Row on Thompson's map of Chelsea (1836). Faulkner
says (fn. 1) of them: "A little eastward is Green's Row, built in 1765, commanding an agreeable view of the College [Royal Hospital] and gardens; the
land here about was for many years the property of the Green family, who
had carried on an extensive Brewery for more than a century in Westminster; the property became at length involved, and was sold piecemeal
about the year 1777." On Richardson's map, 1769 (Plate 2) the surrounding land is marked in the name of Richard Green.
The five houses are good specimens of the date, but have no
remarkable features beyond their well-designed doorways.
In the Council's ms. collection are:—
(fn. 2) No. 26. Photograph of doorway.
No. 28. Photograph of doorway.
Chelsea and its Environs, II., p. 216.