Survey of London: Volume 2, Chelsea, Pt I. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1909.
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IV.—No. 73 ROYAL HOSPITAL ROAD (FORMERLY PARADISE ROW).
Passing Tite Street and going west from Gough House we come to Paradise Walk, formerly called Bull Walk, leading from the south side of Paradise Row towards the river. The houses west of this, Nos. 74–71, are built flush with the road and belong to the early part of the last century.
No. 73 is interesting because it still possesses a curved shop front of the familiar type that is characteristic of the end of the 18th century, although this particular example scarcely dates back so far.
The projecting window is surmounted by a cornice, with minute and delicate mouldings, which follows the curve and extends over the doorway. The shop front is not carried down to the ground, but projects over the footway, the window board being some three feet high.