View of Pelham Crescent
View of Pelham Crescent
Record No
85742
Title
View of Pelham Crescent
Description
View from Fulham Road, South Kensington, looking towards the west side of Pelham Crescent with number 27 on the left. 15-27 Pelham Crescent is Grade II* listed; listing number 1357470. It is a curved Georgian stucco terrace by George Basevi built c1825. The houses have three storeys plus basement, with steps up to the front doors, iron area railings and first-floor balcony railings. All the houses have an attic storey with a stone balustrade, and high chimneys on the roofline. A stone pillar on the right has an ornamental urn on top and the notice ‘stick no bills’ on the side. The pillar on the opposite side of the crescent can be seen on image number 85913. Number 26 now has a Blue Plaque commemorating actor-manager Sir Nigel Playfair (1874-1934) who lived there; and number 21 has a Blue Plaque commemorating French politician and historian Francois Guizot (1787-1874) who lived there 1848-1849. The car parked on the left has a British School of Motoring ‘learner’ sign’ which has a picture of the UK on it. A 1940s fire hydrant sign on the railings to the left is diamond shaped which indicated that the hydrant was immediately in front of the plate, rather than being across the road. In 1938 a number was added to the ‘H’ to show the distance the hydrant was from the sign; hydrant signs from those days were usually blue and white. A traditional gas lamp is on the corner.
Date of execution
1957
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_225_57_1194
London picture map location
Exact
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