Ilchester Place, W14
Road, existing between 1929 and now
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runs between Abbotsbury Road
and Melbury Road
, immediately adjacent to the southern boundary of Holland Park
was built in 1929 as a set of small mansion blocks, designed by the architect L Martin.
It takes its name from Edward Fox-Strangways, the Fifth Earl of Ilchester, who bought the estate from Lady Holland in the late 19th century, and continued the process of development on the estate. (See ’History’).
The street is considered to be ‘prime residential’ and consists of large neo-Georgian 3-storey brick-built family houses. It is wide, tree-lined and very quiet. The houses have attractive small front gardens, often with neatly trimmed hedges and well cut lawns, and sub-basement garages. Some of the houses are attractively covered in creeper.
The road is particularly convenient for all the facilities in nearby Holland Park
although the houses also have very decent-sized rear gardens.
Due to the width of the road Ilchester Place
has a particular feeling of spaciousness.
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