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© Mr Adam Watson

IoE Number: 425703
Location: ELDON LODGE, 52 VICTORIA ROAD W8
  KENSINGTON, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr Adam Watson
Date Photographed: 05 November 2002
Date listed: 15 February 1991
Date of last amendment: 15 February 1991
Grade II

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The following building shall be added:-TQ 2579 SE & TQ 2679 SWVICTORIA ROAD, W837/58 and 38/58

The following building shall be added:- TQ 2579 SE & TQ 2679 SW VICTORIA ROAD, W8 37/58 and 38/58 No 52 (Eldon Lodge) II Semi-detached studio-house on a corner plot. Main facade to Eldon Road. 1851-3, built by Daniel Edwards for Alfred Hitchen Corbould, painter of horses and dogs. c1867, studio wing added by Thomas Henry Watson for Edward Henry Corbould, professor of painting and drawing to Queen Victoria's children. Red brick with stucco dressings. Slated roof with terracotta crestings; cross gable and dormer to Eldon Road facade. Gable to Victoria Road with timber bargeboard, enriched at apex. Two storeys, attic and basement. Irregular fenestration. "Tudor" style. Main facade with "Tudor-Gothic" entrance of heavy timber, 18-panelled carved door in enriched stucco frame with hoodmould carrying on up over 3-light overlight. To left, segmental arched servants entrance with door having top panel of traceried lights: recessed lancet to right. Most windows 2 or 3-light transom and mullion type with hoodmoulds. Above entrance, two 3-light windows flanking a small window having an elaborately carved stone screen with central figure in a roundel; surmounted by a carved tablet. To left of entrance bay, the studio with three 3-light horizontally set barred semi-basement windows above which a moulded stepped string course then a central 3-light vertically set window flanked by two 3-light horizontally set windows; all with small geometrically patterned panes apart from central semi-basement window with stained glass, To right of entrance bay, main house continues with 3-light bay window having brick pillars at angles and slate penthouse roof and moulded string course at first floor level; similar window and string course to Victoria Road facade. Interior has complex layout and many features of interest including much panelling and carved wooden features some of which may be of considerable age. Entrance hall lit by door overlight with large stained glass armorial panel and to either side by 2 and 3 pointed light windows in carved and panelled frames to adjoining rooms. Stairs the width of the hall lead to ground floor landing. Timber stairs with enriched linen-fold panelling dados and square newels with metal figure lamp-holders to bottom newels; 3 risers with panels of Vitruvian scroll fretwork, lighting and being illuminated from, semi-basement. Landing with large mirror in elaborate carved frame of flanking fluted columns supporting entablature with pulviated frieze. Carved timber frieze at top of wall and timber ceiling of carved panels filled with geometric pattern and central bosses, some of masks. To left, arcaded screen and panelled stairs lead to large semi-basement room in studio wing with full-height carved timber chimney piece with columns supporting mantle. Central southern window with 3 panels of very old stained glass, one being of St Peter. Above this room, the studio, now a chapel. Full height chimney piece with paired columns converted to take altar with elaborate reredos having coats of arms in top frieze; carved timber communion rails. Panelled walls with cusped cornice frieze. Elaborately carved double entrance doors with panels of linen-fold and tracery with figures, decorate cast iron work and hinges; in panelled frame. Southern flanking door with 6 panels of carved bas relief architectural scenes with figures; northern flanking door with case of fluted Ionic pilasters and overdoor of 2 panels of bas relief scenes. Northern wall with attached narrow carved screen of the Annunciation. Lower beamed ceiling now inserted. To right of entrance hall landing and entrance flanked by elaborately carved Burmese pillars, (one surmounted by an elephant, the other a monkey) leading to a C17 style open well panelled stair with twisted balusters and square newels. Door under stair to basement with old carved panel of the Last Supper above. One ground floor room with Adam style decoration including moulded plaster festoon frieze and ceiling and carved fireplace and door panels. Two first floor rooms with Adam style panelling, fireplaces and plasterwork to ceilings. Most wc's with original enriched pedestals and wooden seats; on first floor at T Crapper & Co, cistern. First floor bathrooms and wc's with good tiles of multiple shades of red. Semi-basement virtually unaltered with fitted wooden dresser and cupboards to kitchen and fireplaces. In passageway, a servants call board from J A S Shoolbred & Co, Tottenham Court Road.

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