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10 Carlton House Terrace

St. James's, London, England

Circa Date: 1820s

Status: Fully Extant

House Open to Public: By Appointment

Country House: No

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Carlton House Terrace from a circa 1920 magic lantern glass slide

Carlton House Terrace from a circa 1920 magic lantern glass slide

  • Architects
    Architect: John Nash
    Date: 1820s
    Designed: House, as part of the Carlton House Terrace development.
    Architect: Ignatius Bonomi
    Date: 1827
    Designed: Renovated interiors for Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bt.
    Architect: Detmar Blow
    Date: 20th century
    Designed: Remodeled interiors in French Classical style for 2nd Viscount Ridley
  • Seat of

    Past Seat Of: White-Ridley family.

    Current Ownership Type: The Crown / Royal Family

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Current Ownership Use / Details: The land and building are owned by The Crown Estate and leased to the British Academy, who use the space as their headquarters and for conferences, for which space is available for public hire.

  • House, Family & Collection History

    House & Family History: Noted for its grand, domed staircase hall, No. 10 Carlton House Terrace was for many years the London home of the White Ridley family (whose country seat is Blagdon Hall in Northumberland). Since 1998 No. 10 has been the home of the British Academy, who, in March 2010, took over the lease of No. 11 after the departure of its tenant, the Foreign Press Association. The Academy raised £2.75 million to renovate and restore the public rooms in No. 11 and link them to No. 10; the grand new space opened in January 2011. Between 1856 and 1875 No. 11 was the home of Prime Minister William Gladstone.

  • Listed Information

    House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Film & TV

    Location for Movies / TV: "The Golden Bowl" (2000). "Sherlock" (2012 - TV series, as the exterior of The Diogenes Club in the episode "The Reichenbach Fall"). "Mr. Selfridge" (2013 - TV series, as the exterior of Lady Loxley's London house).

  • Bibliography

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 138
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • Access

    House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone No: 02079-695-200

    Email: events@thebritishacademy.ac.uk

    Website: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk

    Historic House Member: No