The Lost Mansions of Mayfair
Internationally renowned, Mayfair is comprised principally of the important estates of the Grosvenors and Berkeleys. It has always been an area where the affluent resided. This work is the first to catalogue in detail the architectural losses of this area. It provides detailed descriptions in text, photographs and drawings, building on the work of the Survey of London in providing such a record. Though describing the losses, it also contains an appendix of the best of the survivors for the reader to see in Mayfair or in nearby Marylebone. Owners, key artisans and, of course, architects are listed. Fully indexed.
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12 Grosvenor Square 18th-century 25 Park Lane Adam Aldford alterations architect architectural Baillie balcony Bath House bays Bedford Lemere Beresford Chancellor Berkeley Square Bond Street Borer Bruton Street Builder built Burlington House Burlington Street ceiling century Chapel Chesterfield House Clarendon House Club corner decorated demolished demolition described designed Devonshire House Dorchester House Dover Street drawing room Duke Earl early east entrance Extant building facade garden George Georgian Grafton Street Grosvenor Estate Grosvenor House Grosvenor Square ground floor hall Hamilton Place Hanover Square Hotel Illustration interior Lansdowne House later lease Lord mansion Mayfair Nikolaus Pevsner North of Piccadilly original Oxford Street Park Lane Park Lane pi Park Street Pevsner photograph Piccadilly Private Palaces rebuilt redevelopment Regent Street remodelled residence Richardson Robert Savile Row Seamore Place Simon Bradley Sir John Soane Soane's St James staircase storey Stratton Street stucco Survey of London survives Swallow Street Thomas Victorian Walford Westminster