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Argyll House (Argyle House) (211 King's Road), Chelsea

  • Built / Designed For: John Pierene (Perrin)

    House & Family History: Wallace Simpson was supposedly introduced to the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) at Argyll House in 1931.

  • Architect: Ignatius Bonomi

    Date: 1808
    Designed: Plans for internal alterations of House for 4th Earl

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    Architect: Giacomo Leoni

    Date: 1723
    Designed: House for John Pierene (Perrin)

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Pierene (Perrin), 18th century. Mary Villiers, 18th century. John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, 18th century. Lady Sybil Colefax, 20th century. Maria Harrison, until 1959. Oswald Constantine John Phipps, 4th Marquess of Normanby, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unknown

  • House Open to Public: Unknown

    Historic Houses Member: No