Brompton Square

Brompton Square is a garden square in London's Brompton district, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Brompton Square, 2008

HistoryEdit

 
Brompton Square (centre) on an 1860s Ordnance Survey map

The initial development of the square was undertaken by James Bonnin in 1821.

Listed buildingsEdit

 
Houses in Brompton Square, 2007

Many of the houses that surround Brompton Square are Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England. The individual listed houses on the square are 27,[1] 31a,[2] 56,[3] 57[4] and 58.[5] The houses listed in groups and pairs are 3–9,[6] 10–12,[7] 13–16,[8] 17–19,[9] 20–25,[10] 28–31,[11] 32–36,[12] 37–53,[13] 54–55[14] and 59–60.[15] A stuccoed doric portico forms part of 31 Brompton Square and is listed as 36 Ennismore Gardens.[16]

Notable residentsEdit

 
Brompton Square Gardens, 2007, private gardens in the centre of the square for the use of residents

Notable residents have included:

Mary Melissa Hoadley Dodge, the American heiress, lived there. The writer on natural history Mary Roberts lived and died there. The engineer Charles Anthony Corbett Wilson was born there in 1827.[citation needed]

William Henry Rhodes-Moorhouse, the Royal Air Force fighter pilot and flying ace killed in action during the Battle of Britain, was born there in 1914. Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, was born there in 1929.[citation needed]

In the late 19th century the Brompton district was very popular with actors, and Brompton Square was at some point home to the performers John Liston (No. 40), Mary and Robert Keeley (No. 19), J. B. Buckstone (No. 6) and Horace and Alfred Wigan.[17][23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England, "27, Brompton Square SW3 (1080766)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  2. ^ Historic England, "31A, Brompton Square SW3 (1293686)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  3. ^ Historic England, "56, Brompton Square SW3 (1358106)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  4. ^ Historic England, "57, Brompton Square SW3 (1080726)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  5. ^ Historic England, "58, Brompton Square SW3 (1358107)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  6. ^ Historic England, "3-9, Brompton Square SW3 (1080764)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  7. ^ Historic England, "10-12, Brompton Square SW3 (1294314)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  8. ^ Historic England, "13-16, Brompton Square SW3 (1080765)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  9. ^ Historic England, "17-19, Brompton Square SW3 (1358085)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  10. ^ Historic England, "20-25, Brompton Square SW3 (1189316)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  11. ^ Historic England, "28-31, Brompton Square SW3 (1080723)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  12. ^ Historic England, "32-36, Brompton Square SW3 (1358105)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  13. ^ Historic England, "37-53, Brompton Square SW3 (1080724)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  14. ^ Historic England, "54-55, Brompton Square SW3 (1080725)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  15. ^ Historic England, "59-60, Brompton Square SW3 (1080727)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  16. ^ Historic England, "36 Ennismore Gardens, SW7 (1080652)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 October 2017
  17. ^ a b c d edward ledger (1874). The Era Almanack 1874. p. 28.
  18. ^ Henry Benjamin Wheatley; Peter Cunningham (24 February 2011). London Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions. Cambridge University Press. p. 281. ISBN 978-1-108-02806-6.
  19. ^ Paul Spehr (17 November 2008). The Man Who Made Movies: W.K.L. Dickson. Indiana University Press. p. 620. ISBN 978-0-86196-936-4.
  20. ^ "The Chelsea Society - Visit to the Faringdon Collection". chelseasociety.org.uk. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  21. ^ Bowers, Simon; Hickey, Shane (16 January 2013). "Confidence trickster who defrauded banks out of £750m faces jail". Retrieved 27 September 2017 – via www.theguardian.com.
  22. ^ Salmon, Natasha (12 September 2017). "Film director's London home decorated with murals of dictators up for rent at £35,000 per month". The Independent. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  23. ^ Michael Baker (24 July 2015). The Rise of the Victorian Actor. Routledge. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-317-39910-0.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Brompton Square, London at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°29′53″N 0°10′07″W / 51.4980°N 0.1687°W / 51.4980; -0.1687