CHEYNE WALK is a historic street, in Chelsea, London , in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea .
* 1 Location * 2 History * 3 Notable residents * 4 Fictional residents * 5 See also * 6 References and sources * 7 External links
East of the Walk is the Chelsea Physic Garden with its cedars. To the West is a collection of residential houseboats which have been _in situ_ since the 1930s.
In 1972, number 96 Cheyne Walk, the then home of
Philip Woodfield , a
British civil servant, was the site of a top secret meeting between
the British government and the leadership of the
Provisional IRA aimed
at ending the violence in
Many famous people have lived (and continue to live) in the Walk: _
4 Cheyne Walk, shown here in 1881, was briefly the home of George
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5 Cheyne Walk 16 Cheyne Walk, home to
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Sir John Scott Lillie , JP, decorated
Peninsular War veteran,
Deputy Lieutenant of
William Sandys Wright Vaux , antiquarian
* The miser John Camden Neild lived at number 5 .
* Also Howard Frank , English estate agent and co-founder of the Knight Frank estate agent chain.
* Sir Arthur Sullivan English composer, attended a boarding school at number 6,in 1854.
David Lloyd George
Archibald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso British Liberal
Secretary of State for War during
World War II
* Sir George Scott Robertson , Colonial Administrator and traveller in Afghanistan,lived at number11
* and also Sir Colin Scott-Moncrieff ,British civil engineer,most notably in colonial Egypt
* Ralph Vaughan Williams lived at number 13 from 1905 to 1928. There he wrote works including his first three symphonies, the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis _, _ The Lark Ascending _, and _ Hugh the Drover _. * Bertrand Russell lived at number 14 in 1902
* The landscape painter Cecil Gordon Lawson lived at number 15 (a number of his works still hang there) …
* as did the engraver
Henry Thomas Ryall ;
* also Sir
John Balchen ,18th century Admiral in the
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
* and so did
Algernon Charles Swinburne .
Hall Caine , novelist, as carer for his friend Rossetti
Florence Kate Upton .English illustrator, creator of the
* Thomas Attwood (composer) (1765–1838) lived at No 17 for some years up to his death in 1838. He was organist at St Paul\'s Cathedral from 1796, and of the Chapel Royal from 1836. He was a pupil of Mozart. Thomas Attwood is buried in the crypt of St Paul's underneath the organ. * Number 18 was renowned for being the home of the curious museum (knackatory) and tavern known as Don Saltero\'s Coffee House . The proprietor was James Salter, who was for many years the servant of Sir Hans Sloane. * Sir Hans Sloane ’s manor house, demolished in 1760, stood at numbers 19–26. * No 19 was site of the horrific 1973 killing of elderly widow Isabella Griffith,by the serial killer Patrick Mackay .
* James Abbott McNeill Whistler lived at numbers 21 (1890–92), 72 (? to his death there in 1903), 96 (1866–78) and 101 (1863) at different times.
* Also Edward Arthur Walton lived here.
Bram Stoker Irish theatre manager and novelist, author of Dracula
, lived at No.27
* Architect C. R. Ashbee lived at number 37 until 1917. He also
designed 38 and 39.
* Nicolaus Ludwig , Imperial Count von
* as did his son
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Hugh Lane , art dealer, collector and founder of the Municipal
Gallery of Modern Art lived at number 100 (
Lindsey House ) from 1909
until his death on the
RMS Lusitania in 1915.
Roman Abramovich . Russian multi-millionaire,owner of Chelsea F.C
* John Sainsbury , multimillionaire part Sainsbury founder, lived at
Hilaire Belloc lived at number 104, as did the artist Walter
John Tweed , sculptor and friend of
* J. M. W. Turner died at number 119 in 1851.
* Sylvia Pankhurst lived at number 120 after leaving university.
* Peter Warlock , English composer,lived at number 122,in 1921
Richard Addinsell , English composer,lived in flat 1.
Gordon Harker , English actor,lived in flat 11.
Edward Robey , lawyer in the Acid Bath Murders case of the serial
John George Haigh , livedin flat 11.
T. S. Eliot , American poet and writer, lived in flat 19.
Shapur Kharegat , journalist, editor and former Asia Director of
The Economist lived at flat 17.
John Davy Hayward .Theatre & literary critic, lived in flat 19.
* ^ "The Gentleman\'s Magazine". _google.com_.
* ^ "Cheyne Walk: No. 1 British History Online".
British-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
* ^ Thomas Burrows, Former New York mayor
Michael Bloomberg buys
£17m seven-bed Thames-side mansion once owned by \'George Eliot\',
_The Daily Mail_, 27 July 2015
* ^ "Did Haig have a London residence - Other Great War Chat -
Great War Forum". 1914-1918.invisionzone.com. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
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* Stourton, James (2012). _Great Houses of London_ (Hardback). London: Frances Lincoln. ISBN 978-0-7112-3366-9 .