Building   

Holland House

Categories: Property

The house, built in 1605 for Sir Walter Cope, was originally surrounded by a large estate. By the time it was bought by Henry Fox, first Baron Holland, in 1768 it still extended westwards as far as the Kensington Olympia railway line and north-south between Holland Park Avenue and Kensington High Street. Through Henry’s son, Charles James Fox, it became the social centre of the Whig party in the 19th century.

The disposal and development of some sections are covered by British History Online and again. The house was largely destroyed by bombs in 1940 and in 1952 the London County Council bought the remains and the grounds and they became a public park. Only the east wing and the arcades have been restored.

The Library Time Machine features some delightful murals painted 1994-5 in the Orangerie Arcade, showing a garden party in Holland House in the 1870s.

2017: Michael John directed us to Historic England who hold a photo of the bombed out Holland House library still well-used by readers. And British Pathe have a film of the damaged building.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Holland House

Commemorated ati

Edwardes Square

Edwardes Square 1811 - 1820 Partly built by a Frenchman, falsely rumoured to ...

Read More

Holland House - blue

Holland House was built in 1605 for Sir Walter Cope, a courtier of King James...

Read More

Other Subjects

Southern Housing Group

Southern Housing Group

Initially the Samuel Lewis Housing Trust, set up after the death of the founder in 1901. Their first housing development was in Liverpool Road, Islington. From their website: "As one of southern E...

Group, Property, Social Welfare

3 memorials
Old Limehouse

Old Limehouse

Old Limehouse, built around 1705 and demolished in 1935. The original door is held by the Ragged School Museum, Bow, E3.

Building, Property

1 memorial
Tower Place

Tower Place

In an area known as 'The Warren', the Tudor manor house 'Tower Place' along with thirty-one acres of land was bought by the crown for use as ordnance stores.  The house was demolished (all but one ...

Building, Architecture, Property

2 memorials
St Mary’s Girls' Club

St Mary’s Girls' Club

See Gospel Lighthouse Mission for all we have on this.

Building, Education, Property, Social Welfare

1 memorial