Houses in Carlton Gardens and Carlton House Terrace
Houses in Carlton Gardens and Carlton House Terrace
Record No
128541
Title
Houses in Carlton Gardens and Carlton House Terrace
Description
A view of buildings in Carlton Gardens and Carlton House Terrace, St James's. The scene is dominated by the five-storey house at 4 Carlton Gardens on the corner of Carlton House Terrace and Carlton Gardens, which was built c1820s and designed by Decimus Burton. The side of the building sits in Carlton House Terrace on the left, while the front entrance is on the right in Carlton Gardens. The house was once the home of Prime Minister Lord Palmerston from 1847-1855, and was also later home to former Prime Minister Arthur Balfour from 1874-1897. A plaque commemorating the fact that Lord Palmerston lived at the house was placed onto the building in 1907 by the London County Council. The two streets take their names from Carlton House, the home of George IV which once stood in the area. Number 4 Carlton Gardens was eventually demolished in c1930s and a new building erected on the site in 1933. The new number 4 became the headquarters of Charles de Gaulle and the French government during the Second World War. Plaques commemorating this and the plaque originally placed onto number 4 by the LCC in 1907 were placed onto the new building.
Date of execution
1907
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_453_79_5559B
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