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Sheridan House (10 Hertford Street)

Mayfair, London, England

Circa Date: 1769

Status: Fully Extant

House Open to Public: No

Country House: No

  • Architects
    Architect: Henry Holland
    Date: 1769
    Designed: House
  • Seat of

    Past Seat Of: General John Burgoyne, 18th century. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1751-1816. Maria, Marchioness of Ailesbury, 1886. Sir John Geers Cotterell, Bt., 1900-38.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House, Family & Collection History

    House & Family History: A portrait of General John Burgoyne by Sir Joshua Reynolds, circa 1766, today hangs in The Frick Collection, New York City. General Burgoyne died at No. 10 Hertford Street on June 4, 1792. The contents of the House and the remaining portion of the lease was sold by Mr. Christie between December 21 and 26 of 1792. The famous dramatist Richard Brinsley Sheridan lived at No. 10 between 1795 and 1802. After World War II the House was converted into offices. The last business tenants decamped in the mid-1990s, when the House was purchased for conversion to a private residence. In 1996 two chimneypieces from the first floor drawing rooms were stolen. The House was put up for sale again in 1998.

  • Listed Information

    House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: No Gardens

  • Bibliography

    Title: Georgian Group Journal, Volume IX: 1999, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 1999
    Reference: pgs. 116-134
    Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Softback

  • Access

    House Open to Public: No

    Historic House Member: No