48 Belgrave Square

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The house was bought in 1840 by Col. Christopher Hamilton MP from the Grosvenor Estate and was the Hamilton family's main London house, the house eventually passed to his granddaughter Sarah Winter in 1890 who continued to live there until her death in 1945. During Mrs Sarah Winter's ownership the house, under the name Hamilton House was the setting for some of London's biggest social events, the annual Hamilton House Christmas Ball was a key feature in the London social calendar. The house was also linked to huge controversy in the run up to the Second World War, Mrs Winter, a known Nazi supporter, used the house as a way of raising money for the Anglo-German Fellowship.

The house was not retained after the war instead being rented out, the family retained a flat in the service part of the house.

It currently serves as the residence of the Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE BELGRAVIA AREA IN THE 1830s
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Belgrave Square, SW1X

Thomas Cubitt’s greatest achievement, Belgrave Square, is the grandest and largest of the squares, and is the centrepiece of Belgravia.

The original scheme consisted of four terraces, each made up of eleven white stucco houses, with the exception of the east terrace, which was made up of twelve. Detached mansions were originally built in three corners of the square, with a large private garden in the centre.

The square took its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave, with the village of Belgrave in Cheshire being only two miles from the Grosvenor family’s main country residence.

Most characteristic, are the large statues and sculptures that adorn the central garden. These include statues of Christopher Columbus, Simón Bolívar, José de San Martín, Prince Henry the Navigator, and a sculpture entitled Homage to Leonardo, the Vitruvian Man, by Italian sculptor Enzo Plazzotta.


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Alderney Street, SW1V · Apsley Way, W1J · Belgrave Mews West, SW1X · Belgrave Square, SW1X · Bourne Street, SW1W · Bradbrook House, SW1X · Brick Street, W1J · Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W · Buckingham Palace, SW1W · Buckland House, SW1V · Bunhouse Place, SW1W · Cadogan Lane, SW1X · Cadogan Place, SW1X · Cambridge Street, SW1V · Chapel Street, SW1X · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Chesham Place, SW1X · Chesham Street, SW1X · Chester Close, SW1X · Chester Mews, SW1X · Chester Row, SW1W · Chester Square Mews, SW1W · Chester Square, SW1W · Chester Street, SW1X · Cheylesmore House, SW1W · Colonnade Walk, SW1W · Conduit Street, SW1W · Cumberland Street, SW1V · Dove Walk, SW1W · Down Street, W1J · Eaton Mews North, SW1X · Eaton Mews South, SW1W · Eaton Mews West, SW1W · Eaton Place, SW1X · Eaton Square, SW1W · Eaton Terrace, SW1W · Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W · Ebury Bridge, SW1V · Ebury Square, SW1W · Ebury Street, SW1W · Eccleston Place, SW1W · Eccleston Street, SW1W · Elizabeth Street, SW1W · Fountain Square, SW1W · Frederic Mews, SW1X · Gloucester Street, SW1V · Graham Terrace, SW1W · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Grosvenor Place, SW1X · Halkin Arcade, SW1X · Halkin Street, SW1X · Hamilton Mews, W1J · Hamilton Place, W1J · Headfort Place, SW1X · Hobart Place, SW1W · Holbein Mews, SW1W · Holbein Place, SW1W · Hugh Street, SW1V · Hyde Park Corner, SW1X · Hyde Park Corner, W1J · Kings Road, SW1W · Kinnerton Place South, SW1X · Kinnerton Street, SW1X · Kinnerton Yard, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Lanesborough Place, SW1X · Little Chester Street, SW1X · Lower Sloane Street, SW1W · Lowndes Street, SW1X · Montrose Place, SW1X · Motcomb Street, SW1X · Mozart Terrace, SW1W · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Old Park Lane, W1K · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Parkside, SW1X · Passmore Street, SW1W · Pimlico Road, SW1W · Pont Street, SW1X · Ranelagh Grove, SW1W · Roberts Mews, SW1X · Sedding Street, SW1X · Semley Place, SW1W · Sloane Gardens, SW1W · Sloane Square House, SW1W · Sloane Square, SW1W · South Eaton Place, SW1W · St Barnabas Street, SW1W · Studio Place, SW1X · Sussex Street, SW1V · Sutherland Street, SW1V · Tintern House, SW1V · Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X · Victoria Place, SW1W · Walden House, SW1W · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · West Eaton Place, SW1X · West Halkin Street, SW1X · William Mews, SW1X · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Crescent, SW1X · Wilton Cresent, SW1X · Wilton Mews, SW1X · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Wilton Terrace, SW1X · Winchester Street, SW1V ·


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