North of Brompton Road, Knightsbridge begins in the angle of Knightsbridge and Brompton Road. Park Mansions is a large mansion block near the corner. Continue reading “Knightsbridge”
Brompton Square contains terraces of Georgian houses overlooking narrow central gardens. Brompton Square was built earlier than the rest of Knightsbridge and has a quite separate feel. Continue reading “Brompton Square”
The name commemorates the ‘Grey de Wilton’ family name of the Wilton family. The first Marquess of Westminster named it after his wife, Lady Eleanor Edgington, Continue reading “Wilton Crescent”
The Grenadier Pub was built in about 1830 and took its name from the Grenadier Guards barracks which were nearby at the time. The pub still has its original front.
Minera was the name of a village close to Eaton Hall in Cheshire, the traditional family seat of the Grosvenors.
Lyall Street was built on land which formed part of the Lowndes estate. One of the trustees of that estate at the time was Charles Lyall, who gave his name to Charles Street and Lyall Street.
The Lowndes estate, which was just to the east of the Grosvenor Estate, was owned by the Lowndes family, who were originally from Buckinghamshire. Continue reading “Lowndes”
Kinnerton was the name of a village close to Eaton Hall in Cheshire, the traditional family seat of the Grosvenors.