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Survey of London: Volume 45, Knightsbridge

Edited by John Greenacombe. This volume describes a district today synonymous with wealth and smartness. The area covered includes the old thoroughfare of Knightsbridge itself, and the triangular swathe of land to its west, north of Brompton Road, bounded on the north by Hyde Park and on the west by Exhibition Road. In addition to the hotels, shops and fashionable houses and apartments for which the area is known today, the volume also describes the fabric of Knightsbridge's more diverse past: the medieval hamlet, straggling out along the road to Kensington; the string of aristocratic mansions, such as Kingston House, that in the eighteenth century lined the south side of the road west of Knightsbridge Green; the famous Tattershall's horse-mart at Knightsbridge Green; the Japanese Native Village of the mid-1880s, from which W. S. Gilbert drew inspiration for 'The Mikado'; and Whistler's legendary Peacock Room at 49 Princes Gate, the greatest of all Aesthetic interiors. Also included is Sir Basil Spence's Knightsbridge Barracks, still providing a Brutalist modern concrete home to the military pageantry of the Horse Guards.

Survey of London. Originally published by London County Council, London, 2000.

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Title Page(s)
Plate 42: Knightsbridge Barracks of 1878–80 42
Plate 43: Knightsbridge Barracks of 1878–80 43
Plate 44: Knightsbridge Barracks of 1967–70 44
Plate 45: Knightsbridge Barracks of 1967–70 45
Plate 46: Knightsbridge Barracks of 1967–70, in 1970. 46
Plate 47: Knightsbridge Barracks of 1967–70 47
Plate 48 48
Plate 49: Tattersalls 49
Plate 50 50
Plate 51: Normandie Hotel, interiors in 1912. 51
Plate 52: Raphael Street 52
Plate 53 53
Plate 54: Floorcloth manufactory, Trevor Place 54
Plate 55: Trevor Square area in 1992. 55
Plate 56: Trevor Square area in 1992. 56
Plate 57 57
Plate 58: Trevor Estate, redevelopment scheme. 58
Plate 59: Montpelier Square. 59
Plate 60: Montpelier Square area. 60
Plate 61 61
Plate 62 62
Plate 63 63
Plate 64: Deutsche Evangelische Christuskirche, Montpelier Place 64
Plate 65: Deutsche Evangelische Christuskirche, Montpelier Place, interiors in 1991. 65
Plate 66: Kent House 66
Plate 67: Kent House 67
Plate 68: Rutland Gardens 68
Plate 69 69
Plate 70: South Lodge interiors in 1902. 70
Plate 71: South Lodge interiors in 1902. 71
Plate 72: Rutland House 72
Plate 73: Rutland Gate 73
Plate 74: Rutland Gate in 1992–3. 74
Plate 75: Rutland Gate 75
Plate 76: Roof garden at No. 64 Rutland Gate in 1913. 76
Plate 77: Rutland Gate 77
Plate 78: Mews. 78
Plate 79 79
Plate 80: Kingston House in 1937. 80
Plate 81: Kingston House in 1937. 81
Plate 82: Princes Gate 82
Plate 83: Princes Gate 83
Plate 84: Ennismore Gardens 84
Plate 85: Ennismore Gardens 85
Plate 86: Alford House 86
Plate 87: Alford House, interiors in 1931. 87
Plate 88: Moncorvo House. 88
Plate 89: Moncorvo House 89
Plate 90: No. 14 Princes Gate 90
Plate 91: No. 14 Princes Gate 91
Plate 92: Russian Orthodox Cathedral (formerly All Saints' Church), Ennismore Gardens 92
Plate 93: Russian Orthodox Cathedral (formerly All Saints' Church), Ennismore Gardens 93
Plate 94: Russian Orthodox Cathedral (formerly All Saints' Church), Ennismore Gardens 94
Plate 95: Princes Gate 95
Plate 96: Princes Gate 96
Plate 97: Princes Gardens 97
Plate 98: No. 49 Princes Gate, hall and staircase in 1892 and 1919. 98
Plate 99: No. 49 Princes Gate, drawing-room in 1892. 99
Plate 100: No. 49 Princes Gate, drawing-room and morning room in 1892. 100
Plate 101: No. 49 Princes Gate, the Peacock Room 101
Plate 102: No. 26 Princes Gate, interiors in 1894. 102
Plate 103: Princes Gardens 103
Plate 104: Nos 52–53 Princes Gate, interior details. 104
Plate 105: Princes Gate, details 105
Plate 106: Imperial College, Princes Gardens. 106
Plate 107: Imperial College, Princes Gardens. 107
Plate 108: Eresby House 108
Plate 109: Nos 1–7 Princes Gate. 109
Plate 110 110
Plate 111 111
Plate 112: Knightsbridge in 1995. 112
Plate 114 114
Plate 115 115
Plate 116: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, interiors in 1998. 116
Plate 117 117
Plate 118 118
Plate 119 119
Plate 120: No. 52 Princes Gate 120
Plate 121: Nos 52–53 Princes Gate, interior details. 121
Plate 122: Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Ennismore Gardens, interiors in 1991. 122
Plate 123: Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Ennismore Gardens, sgraffito work and stained glass. 123
Plate 124: Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Ennismore Gardens, stained glass. 124
Plate 125: Deutsche Evangelische Christuskirche, Montpelier Place, stained glass. 125
Plate 126 126