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No. 10, Park Village West, Camden, London. Listed Building. The office of John Nash. c.1834-37.
This house is not as conventional as it may seem at first. Like no. 8, it has an asymmetrical frontage. One of its Tudor-like features is the "chimney-stack rising from ground floor level," and just visible here is one of the "returns with canted bay windows" at each end (Camden Council). A plain band divides the two storeys; there is a semi-basement, windows of which can be seen behind the railings on the left.
According to Roberts and Godfrey, this house was first leased to the Rev. Horace George Cholmondeley (1796-1851), the son of an aristocratic family, in 1837. A more famous later resident was the Scottish-born artist, etcher and illustrator Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910), a Royal Academician perhaps best known for his work for The Graphic. Macbeth lived here briefly from 1886 to 1887.
- Houses in Park Village West
- No. 11, Park Village West, by the office of John Nash
- No. 12, Park Village West, by the office of John Nash
- No. 8, Park Village West, by Charles Lee from the office of John Nash
Camden Council. "Listed Building Details". Viewed 28 May 2008.
Speel, Bob. "Robert Walker Macbeth, RA RWS RI (1848-1910." Viewed 28 May 2008.
Roberts, J. R. Howard, and Walter H. Godfrey, eds. "Park Village West." Survey of London, Vol. 21 (1949). British History Online. Viewed 28 May 2008.
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