TQ2779 : Knightsbridge Barracks, Knightsbridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Kensington, Kensington And Chelsea, Great Britain

Knightsbridge Barracks, Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge Barracks, Knightsbridge
A supremely elegant tower, though controversial when it was built for its intrusion upon the park. After forty-plus years it has perhaps become part of the furniture. By Basil Spence & Partners, 1959-63 (built in 1967-70), for the Household Cavalry.
In October 2015, an application for listing was rejected, against the advice of Historic England, a decision no doubt welcomed by the MoD which would like to sell the site for housing. Such a move would almost certainly involve the tower's demolition. The Twentieth Century Society thinks that DCMS, the department responsible for listing, caved into MoD lobbying.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 273 797 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1195N 0:10.0144W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 272 798
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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