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Chesham Place Westminster

Summary

Chesham Place is a well-tended triangular garden square laid out in 1831 on land belonging to the Lowndes family. The private garden is overlooked by a row of C19th terraced houses built by Thomas Cubitt that are integral to the original layout. The railings of the square were replaced with wire netting in the C20th. The garden, described in 1928 as 'an attractive ornamental garden', comprises a central lawn with shrubberies of camellias and rhododendrons at the margins.

Basic Details

Site location:
Chesham Place, Belgravia

Postcode:
SW1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Garden Square

Date(s):
1831

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Mews arch to the end of Belgrave Mews West, 7 - 14, 29-37 & 38 Chesham Place

Borough:
Westminster

Site ownership:
Private

Site management:

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
private, open to keyholders only

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Sloane Square (District, Circle)

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2007
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ281792

Size in hectares:
c.0.15

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
Yes

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Belgravia

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

The bronze statue, 'Great Flora L' (1978) by German sculptor Fritz Koenig was installed outside the extension to the German Embassy in Chatham Place designed by architects Walther and Bea Betz, 1979.

Sources consulted:

Harold Clunn, the Face of London (c1950), pp.386-87; Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert, 'The London Encyclopaedia' (Macmillan, revised ed. 1993), p.149, Pevsner, vol. 1, p. 556; Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928

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