List entry

List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CENTRAL ENTRANCE BLOCK TO BENTLEY PRIORY

List entry Number: 1358638

Location

CENTRAL ENTRANCE BLOCK TO BENTLEY PRIORY, THE COMMON

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityHarrowLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-May-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 202024

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

THE COMMON 1. 5016 Stanmore Central entrance block to Bentley Priory TQ 19 SE 2/5

II*

2. By Sir John Soane, 1789-90. Enlargement by Robert Smirke 1810-18. Entrance lobby, long drawing room and circular boudoir are probably the only parts by Soane in anything like their original condition. The external facades are quite changed by iron balconies and other C19 additions. Some fragments of older work remain. The house was, for the last year and a half of her life, the home of the Dowager Queen Adelaide, who died here in 1849. It was also the home of the Marquesses of Abercorn and Lord Aberdeen in C19. Gutted by fire 1979. Of historical interest as the headquarters of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain and until 1968. (DRUETT, W W "Stanmore and Harrow Weald Through the Ages" 1938 pages 130 to 137; IREMONGER, Lucille "Lord Aberdeen" 1978 pages 25 and 26).

Listing NGR: TQ1547393279

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Iremonger, L - Title: Lord Aberdeen - Date: 1978 - Page References: 25-6
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Druett, W W - Title: Stanmore and Harrow Weald Through the Ages - Date: 1938 - Page References: 130-7

National Grid Reference: TQ 15473 93279

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