TQ2879 : Seaford House, 37 Belgrave Square (2)

taken 8 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Seaford House, 37 Belgrave Square (2)
Seaford House, 37 Belgrave Square (2)
This monumental mansion, standing at the east corner of Belgrave Square, was designed by Philip Hardwick for the 3rd Earl of Sefton in 1842-45. The porch was rebuilt after the war. Grade II* listed.
For a time I worked next door and the building was colloquially referred to as the "spy school". It is in fact occupied by the Royal College of Defence Studies. Or at least that's what they want you to think...

The square was laid out from around 1826. Unusually, detached mansions were designed by separate architects for three of the corners.
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Date Taken
September 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 September, 2009
Category
Mansion   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 284 794 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9540N 0:9.0961W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 282 795
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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