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Harcourt House (Flanders House) (1 Cavendish Square)

  • Built / Designed For: 1st Viscount Harcourt

    House & Family History: The interior Athenian Stuart executed at Harcourt House was his first London commission (predating his more famous interiors at Spencer House) and an important early Greek style Neoclassical work. Compared to the Harcourt House at the opposite end of Cavendish Square (aka Bingley House, or 19 Cavendish Square), this was an earlier, smaller house that sat on the east side (at No. 1) of the square. The house was mostly demolished in the 1930s; the remaining Grade II-listed fragment of the house, today called Flanders House, has been home to Flemish delegation of the Belgian Embassy since 2003.

  • Architect: Jeffry Wyatville (Wyattville) (Wyatt)

    Date: 1820s
    Designed: Alterations

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    Architect: Stiff Leadbetter

    Date: Early 1760s
    Designed: Additions and alterations

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    Architect: James Stuart

    Date: 1750s
    Designed: Interiors for 1st Earl Harcourt

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    Architect: Francis Smith

    Date: 1722-26
    Designed: Completed building after Wilcox's death

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    Architect: Edward Wilcox

    Date: 1721
    Designed: Built to, and altered, Archer's designs

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    Architect: Thomas Archer

    Date: 1720
    Designed: House for 1st Viscount Harcourt
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Great Houses of London, The
    Author: Pearce, David
    Year Published: 1986
    Reference: pg. 124
    Publisher: New York: The Vendome Press
    ISBN: 0865650632
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, early 18th century; Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, mid-18th century. Sir Claude Scott, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Offices

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No


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