Glebe Place

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Glebe Place
Glebe Place area map

Glebe Place is a street in Chelsea, London. It runs roughly north to south from King's Road to the crossroads with Upper Cheyne Row, where it becomes Cheyne Row, leading down to Cheyne Walk and the River Thames. It also has a junction with Bramerton Street. The street was known as Cook's Ground for some period up to the mid-nineteenth century.[1]

Notable buildings

36, 37 and 38 Glebe Place, an early to mid-19th century terrace are grade II listed houses.[2]

50 Glebe Place

50 Glebe Place looks much older, but was actually built between 1985 and 1987 for the advertiser Frank Lowe[3] and described in The London Compendium as a folly.[4]

Glebe House, with a Georgian facade, but completely rebuilt inside, contains 13 artworks commissioned from the Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze.[5]

West House is a Queen Anne revival house at 35 Glebe Place, built in 1868–69 by the architect Philip Webb, on behalf of the artist George Price Boyce.

Notable residents

Several artists have had studios in the street, including Augustus John and Winifred Nicholson.[5] Others have also lived here.






  • Vivienne Bennett




No.27 Fontana Studios


No.35 West House, Chelsea


No.39 Key House

No.40, also Key House


No.45, Cedar Studios



No. 53 Glebe Studios

No. 55 Glebe Studios


  • Frederick Henry Townsend



  • Anton Dollo

No.69 Turner Studios

  • Frank Lynn Jenkins



  1. ^ "Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening, Volume 34, p148". 1878. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ Historic England. "36, 37 and 38 Glebe Place SW3 (Grade II) (1190838)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. ^ Tim Bell; David Hopper (30 June 2015). Right Or Wrong: The Memoirs of Lord Bell. Bloomsbury USA. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-4729-0935-0.
  4. ^ Glinert, Ed. (2012) The London Compendium: A street-by-street exploration of the hidden metropolis. 2nd edition. London: Penguin Books. p. 447ISBN 9780718192044
  5. ^ a b Hayes, Kat (6 September 2015). "The £14m Chelsea art house with a fish tank wall between dining room and loo". Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

External links

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Coordinates:51°29′8.46″N 0°10′11.59″W / 51.4856833°N 0.1698861°W / 51.4856833; -0.1698861

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Glebe Place Chelsea Chelsea was originally a centre for artists in the 19thC and several had studios such as those shown here along the east side of Glebe Place. The sculptor Giovanni Fontana was one of the first to set up a studio here in 1865. Many of the studios are now expensive houses. In 2008 a four bed house in this street cost £3,750 PER WEEK to rent.