House Histories: The Secrets Behind Your Front Door

House Histories: The Secrets Behind Your Front Door

by Melanie Backe-Hansen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752457536
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Melanie Backe-Hansen is the first house historian to be employed by an Estate Agent (Chesterton Humberts). She writes regular columns for Country Life, History Today, and The Times and has appeared on many TV and radio programs.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Preface 8

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair 7

St Benedicts Priory, Lincolnshire 18

Whitehall Court, Westminster 21

57 Church Street, Didcot 22

Chelsea Studios, Fulham 26

12 Six Bells Lane, Kent 28

Syerston Hall, Lincolnshire 30

2 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington 32

Bute Town, South Wales 34

68 Old Church Street, Chelsea 36

8 Gay Street, Bath 38

The Vat House, Lambeth 42

Horseshoe Cottage, Warwickshire 44

45 Elizabeth Street, Knightsbridge 48

Lavender Cottage, Surrey 49

7-9 Princelet Street, Spitalfields 51

North Frith Park, Kent 55

Coalyard Farm, Gloucestershire 58

Hotham Hall, Putney 60

Elm Grove, Somerset 62

18 Lennox Gardens, Knightsbridge 64

The Park Estate, Nottingham 67

6 Church Street, Chiswick 71

16 Percy Circus, Islington 73

40 Lime Tree Walk, Kent 75

Horseshoe Wharf, London Bridge 76

The Chantry, Devon 79

42-54 Victoria Street, Southwold 83

2Hyde Park Street, Hyde Park 86

10 Albion Street, Hyde Park 88

The Harrods Depository, Barnes 90

5 Brunswick Square, Brighton 92

12 Mornington Terrace, Camden 96

Church End House, Kent 98

10 Wellington Place, Little Venice 99

The Hollies, Nottinghamshire 100

Carlisle Mansions, Westminster 102

24 Victoria Terrace, Huntingdonshire 104

14 Lytton Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb 108

Paramour Grange, Kent 110

Shaftesbury Park Estate, Battersea 114

Seagate Hall, Lincolnshire 116

29 Neal Street, Covent Garden 118

Holly Lodge, Kent 120

105 Banbury Road, Oxford 122

Kelham House, Nottinghamshire 126

8 Alwyne Place, Islington 129

Hulme, Manchester 131

Orwell Studios, Oxford Street 134

Cracklefield Cottage, Devon 140

Highlands Heath, Putney 139

The Priory, Nottinghamshire 140

8 Wilton Street, Mayfair 143

Balaclava Cottage, Norfolk 144

23 Royal York Crescent, Bristol 147

47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead 150

25 Wetherby Gardens, Kensington 152

Orchard Court, Marylebone 154

Fosters Farm, Kent 159

The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich 162

11 Chesterfield Hill, Mayfair 164

High Cross House, Devon 166

143 Talgarth Road, Fulham 168

The Beeches, Nottinghamshire 170

8 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster 172

Manor Farmhouse, Wiltshire 176

2 Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead 180

11 The Circus, Bath 181

The Art House, Blackheath 184

19 Curzon Street, Mayfair 185

Wick House, Wiltshire 188

The Old Sweet Shop, Kent 190

3 Pembroke Studios, Kensington 192

Home Farm, Lincolnshire 193

The Old Rectory, Nottinghamshire 196

41 Ovington Square, Chelsea 198

Hilles House, Gloucestershire 200

52-56 Romney Street, Westminster 203

The Old Police House, Dorset 206

Burgage House Nottinghamshire 208

Cheyne Walk, Chelsea 210

12 Chesham Street Knightsbridge 215

Carlyle Mansions, Chelsea 216

Little Swarling, Kent 218

37 Wapping Wall, Wapping 220

5 Lisle Street, Leicester Square 221

Micklegate, York 222

Westlands Farm, Sussex 225

5 Holly Village, Highgate 228

Further Reading List 230

List of Illustrations 235

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