Royal Crescent, Holland Park :: Shared Description

Designed in 1839, The Royal Crescent is one of the most architecturally interesting Nineteenth Century developments in Holland Park. Evidently inspired by its older namesake in Bath, it differs from the Bath crescent in that it is not strictly a true crescent but rather two quadrant terraces each terminated by a circular bow in the Regency style. The plan of the Royal Crescent was the design of the planner Robert Cantwell, and it was the need for the newly fashionable underground sewers which caused the crescent to be designed in two halves rather than any consideration for architectural aesthetics. On early maps it is marked as Norland Crescent.
The stucco fronted crescent is painted white, in the style of the many Nash terraces which can be seen elsewhere in London's smarter residential areas. Today many of these four storey houses have been converted to apartments, although a few remain as private houses. The Royal Crescent is listed Grade II* LinkExternal link
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TQ2379 : Royal Crescent, Holland Park by N Chadwick
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TQ2480 : Royal Crescent Gardens, gazebo and plane trees by David Hawgood
TQ2480 : Royal Crescent by David Hawgood
TQ2380 : Royal Crescent, Holland Park by N Chadwick

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Created: Sat, 30 Aug 2014, Updated: Sat, 30 Aug 2014

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