Home House

Large house/stately home in/near Marylebone, existing between 1777 and now

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Home House is a Georgian town house at 20 Portman Square.

Known addresses in Portman Square, W1H:
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James Wyatt was appointed to design it by Elizabeth, Countess of Home in 1776, but by 1777 he had been dismissed and replaced by Robert Adam. Elizabeth left the completed house on her death in 1784 to her nephew William Gale, who in turn left it to one of his aunts, Mrs Walsh, in 1785. Its later occupants included the Marquis de la Luzerne during his time as French ambassador to the Court of St. James’s (1788 to 1791), the 4th Duke of Atholl (1798 to 1808), the Duke of Newcastle (1820 to 1861), Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid (1862 to 1919), and Lord and Lady Islington (1919 to 1926).

In 1926, it was leased by Samuel Courtauld to house his growing art collection. On his wife’s death in 1931, he gave the house and the collection to the fledgling Courtauld Institute of Art (which he had played a major part in founding) as temporary accommodation. A permanent accommodation was not forthcoming, and the Institute remained in the building until 1989, when it moved to its present home of Somerset House. Home House was appointed a Grade I listed building in 1954. Home House then remained vacant for seven years, until it was acquired by Berkeley Adam Ltd. They kept it until 2004, when it passed to its present owners, who use it as a private members’ club.

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Portman Square, W1H

Portman Square is a square, part of the Portman Estate, located at the western end of Wigmore Street, which connects it to Cavendish Square to its east.

It was built between 1765 and 1784 on land belonging to Henry William Portman. It included residences of Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton, Sir Brook Bridges, 3rd Baronet, Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, George Keppel, 6th Earl of Albemarle, Sir Charles Asgill, 1st Baronet and William Henry Percy. Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife maintained his London residence at No. 15 Portman Square.

Montagu House at the northwest corner was built by James Stuart for Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu. She used to give a roast beef and plum pudding dinner for chimney-sweeps and their apprentices on Mayday. One of them, David Porter, grew up to be a builder and named Montagu square in her honour.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Church of the Annunciation:   The Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch, is a Church of England parish church designed by Sir Walter Tapper. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Churchill Hotel:   The Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is a five star hotel located on Portman Square.
Hyett's hand-drawn 1807 map:   William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway.
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch.
Marylebone:   Marylebone - so good they named it once but pronounced it seven different ways.
Montagu House:   Montagu House at 22 Portman Square was a historic London house.
Odeon Marble Arch:   The Odeon Marble Arch (known as the Regal 1928-1945) was a cinema located opposite Marble Arch monument at the top of Park Lane, with its main entrance on Edgware Road.
Orchard Court:   Orchard Court is an apartment block off of Portman Square in London. Known in French as Le Verger, it was used during the Second World War as the London base of F section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE).
Somerset House, Park Lane:   Somerset House was an 18th-century town house on the east side of Park Lane, where it meets Oxford Street, in the Mayfair area of London. It was also known as 40 Park Lane, although a renumbering means that the site is now called 140 Park Lane.
Speakers’ Corner:   Speakers’ Corner is in the northeast corner of Hyde Park.
Tyburn:   Tyburn was a village of Middlesex close to the current location of Marble Arch and the southern end of Edgware Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Twopenny Tube:   In 1900, a pioneering underground railway began running in London.


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Admiral Court, W1U · Aldburgh Mews, W1U · Ashland House, W1U · Ashland Place, W1U · Aybrook Street, W1U · Baker Street, EN6 · Baker Street, W1 · Baker Street, W1U · Bakers Mews, W1U · Balcombe Street, NW1 · Balcome Street, E9 · Balderton Flats, W1K · Balderton Street, W1K · Barrett Street, W1U · Beaumont Mews, W1G · Beaumont Street, W1G · Bentinck Mansions, W1U · Bentinck Mews, W1U · Bentinck Street, W1U · Berkeley Mews, W1H · Bickenhall Mansions, W1U · Bilton Towers, W1H · Bird Street, W1U · Blandford Street, W1U · Boston Place, NW1 · Broadstone Place, W1U · Brown Hart Gardens, W1K · Brunswick Mews, W1H · Bryanston Mews East, W1H · Bryanston Square, W1G · Bryanston Square, W1H · Bryanston Street, W1C · Bryanston Street, W2 · Bulstrode Place, W1U · Bulstrode Street, W1G · Bulstrode Street, W1U · Cavendish Square, W1G · Cavendish Street, W1G · Chandos Street, W1G · Chiltern Street, W1U · Clay Street, W1U · Clenston Mews, W1H · Crawford Mews, W1H · Crawford Street, W1U · Cross Keys Close, W1U · Cumberland Gate, W1C · Deans Mews, W1G · Devonshire Close, W1G · Devonshire Mews South, W1G · Devonshire Mews West, W1G · Devonshire Place Mews, W1G · Devonshire Place, W1G · Devonshire Street, W1B · Devonshire Street, W1G · Dorset Street, W1U · Duchess Mews, W1G · Duchess Street, W1B · Duchess Street, W1W · Duke Street, W1K · Duke Street, W1U · Dukes Mews, W1U · Dunraven Street, W1K · Dunstable Mews, W1G · Durweston Mews, W1U · Durweston Street, W1H · Edwards Mews, W1U · Fair Road, W1B · Fitzhardinge House, W1H · Fitzhardinge Street, W1H · Forset Street, W1H · George Street, W1H · George Street, W1U · Gloucester Place, W1H · Gloucester Place, W1U · Granville Place, W1H · Great Cumberland Place, W1 · Great Cumberland Place, W1H · Green Street, W1K · Hallam Street, W1W · Harley Place, W1G · Harley St Underground Car Park, W1G · Harley Street, W1 · Harley Street, W1G · Henrietta Place, W1G · Hertford House, W1U · Hinde Mews, W1U · Hinde Street, W1U · Holmes Place, W1U · Ivor Court, NW1 · Jacobs Well Mews, W1U · James Street, W1U · Jason Court, W1U · Kendall Place, W1U · Kenrick Place, W1U · Lees Place, W1K · Linhope Street, NW1 · Lowstock Road, W1U · Lumley Street, W1C · Lumley Street, W1K · Luxborough Towers, W1U · Manchester Mews, W1U · Manchester Square, W1U · Manchester Street, W1U · Mandeville Place, E15 · Mandeville Place, W1U · Mansfield Street, W1G · Marble Arch, W1H · Margaret Street, W1G · Marylebone High Street, W1G · Marylebone High Street, W1U · Marylebone Lane, W1C · Marylebone Lane, W1U · Marylebone Mews, W1G · Marylebone Road, W1B · Marylebone Road, W1G · Marylebone Street, W1G · Montagu Mansions, W1U · Montagu Mews North, W1H · Montagu Place, W1H · Montagu Row, W1U · Montagu Square, W1H · Montague Square, SE15 · Moxon Street, W1U · New Cavendish Street, W1 · New Cavendish Street, W1G · New Quebec Street, W1H · North Audley Street, W1K · North Row, W1K · Nottingham Place, W1U · Old Cavendish Street, W1 · Old Quebec Street, W1 · Old Quebec Street, W1H · Orchard Court, W1H · Orchard Street, W1H · Orchard Street, W1K · Ossington Buildings, W1U · Oxford Street, W1C · Paddington Street, W1U · Park Crescent Mews East, W1B · Park Crescent Mews West, W1G · Park Lane, W1C · Picton Place, W1U · Porter Street, W1U · Portland Place, W1B · Portman Close, W1U · Portman Mews South, W1H · Portman Square, W1H · Portman Street, W1C · Portman Street, W1H · Quadrant Arcade, W1B · Quebec Mews, W1H · Queen Anne Mews, W1G · Queen Anne Street, W1G · Red Place, W1K · Robert Adam Street, W1U · Rodmarton Street, W1U · Saint Vincent Street, W1U · Salisbury Place, SW9 · Salisbury Place, W1H · Seymour Mews, W1H · Seymour Street, W1H · Seymour Street, W2 · Shepards Place, W1K · Shepherds Place, W1K · Sherlock Holmes, W1U · Sherlock Mews, W1U · Spanish Place, W1U · St Andrews Mansions, W1U · St Christophers Place, W1U · Stratford Place, W1C · Taunton Place, NW1 · Thayer Street, W1U · Thornton Place, W1H · Treborough House, W1U · Upper Berkeley Street, W1H · Upper Brook Street, W1K · Upper Harley Street, NW1 · Upper Montagu Street, W1H · Upper Wimpole Street, W1G · Vere Street, W1G · Waverley Court, W1G · Welbeck Street, W1G · Welbeck Way, W1G · Westmoreland Street, W1G · Weymouth Mews, W1G · Weymouth Street, W1B · Weymouth Street, W1G · Weymouth Street, W1W · Wheatley Street, W1G · Wigmore Place, W1U · Wigmore Street, W1H · Wigmore Street, W1U · Wimpole Mews, W1G · Wimpole Street, W1G · Woods Mews, W1K · Wyndham Mews, W1H · Wyndham Place, W1H · York Street, W1U ·


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