38 Cheyne Walk in 1910, watercolour by Sidney Newcombe

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Art deco house at 38 Cheyne Walk

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38 Cheyne Walk in 1910, watercolour by Sidney Newcombe

Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), a leading arts and crafts designer and architect, designed three houses at nos. 37, 38 and 39 Cheyne Walk. This watercolour shows the middle house which was designed for Mr Schlesinger. Ashbee also designed his own house at 74 Cheyne Walk, which was destroyed by a land mine in 1941. Ashbee founded the London Survey Committee. They undertook a detailed architectural history of the London Parishes. English Heritage continues the work today. The Survey of London volumes are an invaluable resource for those interested in the history of Kensington and Chelsea.

Location of original: Chelsea Print Room C909
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