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Derby House (26 Grosvenor Square)

  • House & Family History: The lease of Derby House was sold by the 14th Earl of Derby in 1851 to the Dowager Duchess of Cleveland; upon her death in 1861 the House was purchased by Sir Charles Freake, who demolished Derby House and replaced it with another house. This second house was ultimately demolished to make way for the American Embassy.

  • Architect: Robert Adam

    Date: 1773-74
    Designed: Remodeled interior for Lord Stanley, 12th Earl.

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  • Title: Genius of Robert Adam: His Interiors, The
    Author: Harris, Eileen
    Year Published: 2001
    Reference: pg. 295
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press (London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
    ISBN: 0300081294
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Georgian Group Journal, Volume IX: 1999, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 1999
    Reference: pg. 120
    Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Softback

    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: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, 18th century. Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of Cleveland, mid-19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No