Monday, September 29, 2008

Chapel Street , Belgravia

Chapel Street runs from the south east corner of Belgrave Square to Grosvenor Place. Most of the houses have five storeys (including a basement. They are mainly stuccoed up to first floor level. Nos. 9 -11 on the south side are the oldest in the street, dating from 1787. (No. 11 has an interesting and unusual glazed first floor balcony.)
The houses further west, many with attractive iron balconies at first floor level, were constructed in the first two decades of the 19th century.
Harewood Lodge is a rather interesting building. The ground floor only has windows at the front. There is an entrance at the side, but it is still marked "Tradesmen Entrance". Very Belgravia!
Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager, lived at No. 24.

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