View of Pelham Crescent
View of Pelham Crescent
Record No
85884
Title
View of Pelham Crescent
Description
View from Pelham Place, South Kensington. Looking towards the west side of Pelham Crescent with number 15 on the right. 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. The doors have pilasters with stylised palm leaf decoration at the top. All the houses have an attic storey with a stone balustrade, and high chimneys on the roofline. 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 from 1848 to 1849. One house has a very tall aerial on the roof. The other end of this terrace can be seen on image number 85742. A pedestrian is walking towards the camera next to a parked Audi. There are also three parked Minis and an open-backed truck with builder’s materials in the back. An older view of this terrace can be seen on image number 85911.
Date of execution
1980
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_225_80_751
London picture map location
Exact
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