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Survey of London: Volume 37, Northern Kensington

Edited by F H W Sheppard. This is first of the Survey's four volumes to cover Kensington, an area synonymous with Victorian architecture. It concerns the area to the north of Kensington High Street, extending as far as Kensal Green, where large-scale building development took place between the 1820s and 1880s. Here can be traced in some detail the evolution of London's nineteenth-century suburban housing. Among the many examples described are the fashionable Italianate villas of the 1820s and '30s in Campden Hill and Holland Park; the opulent large mansions of 'Millionaires Row' in Kensington Palace Gardens; and the red-brick 'Domestic Revival' artists' houses of the 1860s and after in the Melbury Road area. Victorian ecclesiastical design can also be studied in its many variants, in the area's churches, chapels and convents, including the Greek Revival architecture of Kensal Green Cemetery.

Survey of London. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1973.

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Plate 71: The Norland estate 71
Plate 72: The Norland estate 72
Plate 73 73
Plate 74: The Portobello and St. Quintin estates 74
Plate 75: Public houses 75
Plate 76: No. 6 Melbury Road. 76
Plate 77: Leighton House, Holland Park Road, interior. 77
Plate 78: No. 8 Melbury Road. 78
Plate 79: No. 118 Campden Hill Road. 79
Plate 80: No. 31 Melbury Road. 80
Plate 81: Artists' houses in Melbury Road. 81
Plate 82: Nos. 2 and 4 Melbury Road. 82
Plate 83: No. 14 Melbury Road. 83
Plate 84: Melbury Road 84
Plate 85: Tower House, Melbury Road. 85
Plate 86: Tower House, Melbury Road. 86
Plate 87: Tower House, Melbury Road. 87
Plate 88: Tower House, Melbury Road. 88
Plate 89: Tower House, Melbury Road. 89
Plate 90: No. 8 Addison Road in 1956 90
Plate 91: No. 8 Addison Road, designs by Halsey Ricardo. 91
Plate 92: Kensington Palace Gardens 92
Plate 93: Kensington Palace Gardens 93
Plate 94: No. 12 Kensington Palace Gardens in 1971 94
Plate 95: No. 12 Kensington Palace Gardens in 1971 95
Plate 96: No. 20 Kensington Palace Gardens 96
Plate 97: Kensington Palace Gardens 97
Plate 98: Kensington Palace Gardens 98
Plate 99: Kensington Palace Gardens 99
Plate 100: No. 10 Kensington Palace Gardens. 100
Plate 101: No. 10 Kensington Palace Gardens in 1971 101
Plate 102: No. 14 Kensington Palace Gardens 102
Plate 103: No. 13 Kensington Palace Gardens 103
Plate 104: Kensington Palace Gardens 104
Plate 105: No. 11 Kensington Palace Gardens in 1971 105
Plate 106: No. 15 Kensington Palace Gardens 106
Plate 107: Kensington Palace Gardens 107
Plate 108: No. 1 Palace Green 108
Plate 109: No. 1 Palace Green, morning-room. 109
Plate 110: Palace Green 110
Plate 111: Palace Green, interiors in 1971 111
Plate 112: Flats 112