Carlton House Terrace from a circa 1920 magic lantern glass slide
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.
Architect: John NashDate: 1820s
Architect: Ignatius BonomiDate: 1827
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
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley, until 1916.
Current Ownership Type: The Crown / Royal Family
Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use
Ownership 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.