© Ms Beth Colocci
MARLBOROUGH HOUSE WITH ENCLOSING FORECOURT WALLS AND EAST SERVICE/STABLE WING, PALL MALL SW1
WESTMINSTER, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON
Ms Beth Colocci
07 March 2006
05 February 1970
Date of last amendment:
05 February 1970
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TQ 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PALL MALL SW1
Marlborough House with
5.2.70 walls and east service/
Town mansion and genuine "hotel particulier". 1707-11 by Sir
Christopher Wren for the first Duke of Marlborough with internal
alterations by Sir William Chambers, 1771-74, and further alter-
ations and extensions north and east by Sir James Pennethorne,
1861-63 for Edward, Prince of Wales. Red brick with stone dressings
and quoin pilasters, the 2 attic storeys by Pennethorne as also the
stable and outbuilding ranges to east. 13 bays wide with heightened
flanking wings to forecourt and porte cochere by Pennethorne to
centre. The forecourt is enclosed by ornamental boundary wall
terminating on north axis in a handsome architectural composition
with arched recess and pediments. 13 bay garden front with
slightly advanced 3 bay wings. Important interior with original
saloon flanked by staircase frescoed by Laguerrre, chimney pieces
by Chambers, late C18 work for the 3rd Duke of Marlborough and when
the Crown acquired the House in 1817 and subsequently for the Prince
of Wales etc.
History of the King's Works
London, Vol I, N Pevsner.
R. C. H. M.
Wren Society volumes
Sir William Chambers: John Harris etc .