Lauderdale Mansions South, W9

Residential/commercial block in/near Maida Vale, existing between 1897 and now

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Residential/commercial block · Maida Vale · W9 · Contributed by Scott Hatton
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Lauderdale Mansions South is a block of 142 apartments in Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale.

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Built in 1897, Lauderdale Mansions South was the first of a swathe of mansion flat buildings for the middle classes that spread across central Maida Vale in the 1897-1907 period.

The building’s freehold company (in which all flat owners have a share) is unusual in that it is believed to be the only one in the UK whose constitution specifies a ‘first-past-the-post’ secret ballot for electing directors, with any shareholder being entitled to stand for election.

Lauderdale Mansions South is divided into 15 blocks, each with its own entrance hall leading to 8-14 flats. Behind the building lies a 1.5-acre communal garden in which there is also a meeting room for residents housed in a former Boiler House. The basement areas include storage units and bicycle storage areas.

Most apartments in the building are 950 to 1,500 square feet. The upper floor flats have balconies overlooking Lauderdale Road, while lower ground floor flats back on to the communal garden.

For most of the 20th century the freehold of Lauderdale Mansions South was owned by the Church Commissioners, the property investment arm of the Church of England. But in 1989 the freehold was sold to the flat owners.

The freehold company is Manyplans Ltd, a subsidiary of Lauderdale Mansions (South) Ltd. The articles of association are also unusual for companies of this type in that they specify that board meetings should be open to shareholder observers, and that board minutes should be made available to shareholders.

Sir Alec Guinness, whose best-known screen roles included playing eight different characters in Kind Hearts and Coronets, Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, was born in a ground-floor flat in the building on 2 April 1914.

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Maida Vale

Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.

The area was developed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in the early 19th century as middle class housing. The main building started in the mid 19th century and from the 1860s red brick was used. The first mansion blocks were completed in 1897.

Maida Vale nowadays makes up most of the W9 postal district - the southern part of Maida Vale at the junction of Paddington Basin with Regent's Canal, with many houseboats, is known as Little Venice. The area to the south-west of Maida Vale, at the western end of Elgin Avenue, was historically known as Maida Hill.

Maida Vale tube station was opened on 6 June 1915, on the Bakerloo Line.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Kilburn Aqueduct:   Some way from the area now called Kilburn, the Kilburn Aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal spanned the River Westbourne.
Maida Vale:   Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.
Warwick Avenue:   Warwick Avenue tube station is a London Underground station near Little Venice in north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo Line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abercorn Place, W9 · Abercorn Walk, NW8 · Aldsworth Close, W9 · Alexandra Court, W9 · Ashworth Road, W9 · Barnwood Close, W9 · Biddulph Mansions, W9 · Biddulph Road, W9 · Blomfield Road, W2 · Blomfield Road, W9 · Bristol Gardens, W9 · Browning Close, W9 · Carlton Vale, NW6 · Carlton Vale, W9 · Castellain Mansions, W9 · Castellain Road, W9 · Charfield Court, W9 · Clarendon Terrace, W9 · Clearwell Drive, W9 · Clifton Gardens, W9 · Clifton Road, W9 · Clifton Villas, W9 · Clive Court, W9 · Cropthorne Court, W9 · Delamere Terrace, W2 · Delaware Road, W9 · Downfield Close, W9 · Elgin Avenue, W9 · Elgin Mansions, W9 · Elgin Mews South, W9 · Elnathan Mews, W9 · Essendine Mansions, W9 · Essendine Road, W9 · Formosa Street, W9 · Godson Yard, NW6 · Grantully Road, W9 · Hamilton Terrace, NW8 · Lanark Mews, W9 · Lanark Place, W9 · Lanark Road, W9 · Lauderdale Parade, W9 · Lauderdale Road, W9 · Leith Mansions, W9 · Maida Vale, W9 · Morshead Road, W9 · Pindock Mews, W9 · Randolph Avenue, W9 · Randolph Crescent, W9 · Regents Court, W9 · Rodney Court, W9 · Sandringham Court, W9 · Shirland Road, W9 · Sutherland Avenue, W9 · Vale Close, W9 · Warrington Crescent, W9 · Warwick Avenue, W9 · Warwick Court, W9 · Warwick Place, W9 · Wellesley Court, W9 · Widley Road, W9 · Wymering Mansions, W9 · Wymering Road, W9 ·


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