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Lord Byron Townhouse

  • Type: Townhouse
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Lord Byron Townhouse is a three storey tall Grade II English Listed terraced house in London, England. Faced in Portland stone, the Neo-classical revival townhouse with Louis XVI details features a giant Ionic order of pilasters with entablature and a similarly pilastered attic that carry over to No 138 Piccadilly. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1764/00/00 A terraced town house is erected on Piccadilly, 1760-1764. The first occupant is the Duke of Queensberry. The hall retains possibly original or, more likely late C18, plasterwork ceiling with an enriched bracket cornice.
1815/00/00 Lord Byron Author Byron writes "Parsinia", probably written between 1812 and 1815, in the study of his townhouse on Piccadilly.
1815/00/00 Lord Byron Home After renovates, 139 Piccadilly is acquired by Lord Byron and his wife, Anne Isabella Milbanke.
1816/00/00 Lord Byron Author In the study at 139 Piccadilly, Byron writes a poem, "The Siege of Corinth".
1816/04/21 Lord Byron Groom Rumours of marital violence, infidelity, incest and sodomy, George Byron signs the Deed of Separation for his divorce and soon departs England. Byron will retain his Piccadilly Townhouse and rent it out until his death.
1891/00/00 139 Piccadilly is remodelled and refaced in Portland stone by R S Wornum at the same time and in similar style as No 138.
1910/00/00 The Baron Emile Beaumont dErlanger and Baroness Catherine d'Erlanger purchase the Byron Townhouse on Piccadilly.
1930/04/21 In the 1920s and 1930s, Baroness Catherine d'Erlanger host salons at 139 Piccadilly.
2023/12/11 Lord Byron's former Mayfair home is put on the market for 29.95 million pounds.

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Particulars for Lord Byron Townhouse:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Area of Design Decorative Arts
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Criteria Person
Material Portland Stone
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Building Style Townhouse

English Listed Building List Entry Number: 1265657

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