Plaque: Sir Thomas Beecham - NW8
Erection date: 1985
Sir Thomas Beecham C.H. 1879 - 1961, conductor and impresario lived here.
Greater London Council
Site: Sir Thomas Beecham - NW8 (1 memorial)
NW8, Grove End Road, 31
Here are "... Beecham’s former home, a painted-stucco mansion with a gated drive and vast garden, and a 1920s house next door with a cavernous living room the conductor used to rehearse his string quartets". We learn this from Mansion Global because in 2019 both properties are independently for sale. The rehearsal space house is Listed Grade 2 and "... was originally built in the 1920s as a studio space for sculptor Sir William Reid Dick and converted to a private family residence in the 1970s for British Library architects Sir Colin St. John Wilson and M. J. Long, .... The house is being sold following the death of Long in September at the age of 79; Wilson died in 2007." "Beecham ... lived at multiple addresses in London. He called the stucco mansion on Grove End Road home for four years in the 1950s, during which time he recorded a number of gramophone records at Abbey Road Studios...".