King Henry VIII's Manor House - Cheyne Mews, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.018 W 000° 09.996
30U E 696726 N 5707416
Quick Description: This Kensington and Chelsea blue plaque is attached to a wall in Cheyne Mews at the junction with Cheyne Walk.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/22/2014 8:59:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMMPXB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea rectangular blue plaque tells us:

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

King Henry VIII’s
Manor House
Stood here until 1753 when it was demolished
after the death of its last occupant, Sir Hans
Sloane. Nos. 19 to 26 Cheyne Walk were built
on its site in 1759-65. The old Manor House
garden still lies beyond the end wall of
Cheyne Mews and contains some mulberry trees
said to have been planted by Queen Elizabeth I.

The Panorama of the Thames website tells us:

Nos. 19-26 Cheyne Walk

A uniform terrace of 9 houses, all of four storeys, built in 1760 on the site of  Chelsea  Manor House owned by Henry VIII and purchased in 1712 by Sir Hans Sloane to which he retired in 1742 and where he lived until his death in 1753. When he retired to Chelsea, Sir Hans brought with him his fabulous and vast collection of plants, animals, books, artefacts and curiosities that was one of the principal collections that became the British Museum. The actual site of the Manor House is Cheyne Mews, behind the terrace and accessible from a narrow roadway that goes under no. 24 Cheyne Walk.

Blue Plaque managing agency: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Individual Recognized: King Henry VIII's Manor House

Physical Address:
Cheyne Mews
Chelsea
London, United Kingdom


Web Address: [Web Link]

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