Lauderdale Mansions South, W9

Block in/near Maida Vale, existing between 1897 and now

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Lauderdale Mansions South, W9

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Lauderdale Mansions South is a block of 142 apartments in Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale.

Built in 1897, Lauderdale Mansions South was the first of a swathe of mansion flat buildings for the middle classes that spread across central Maida Vale in the 1897-1907 period.

The building’s freehold company (in which all flat owners have a share) is unusual in that it is believed to be the only one in the UK whose constitution specifies a ‘first-past-the-post’ secret ballot for electing directors, with any shareholder being entitled to stand for election.

Lauderdale Mansions South is divided into 15 blocks, each with its own entrance hall leading to 8-14 flats. Behind the building lies a 1.5-acre communal garden in which there is also a meeting room for residents housed in a former Boiler House. The basement areas include storage units and bicycle storage areas.

Most apartments in the building are 950 to 1,500 square feet. The upper floor flats have balconies overlooking Lauderdale Road, while lower ground floor flats back on to the communal garden.

For most of the 20th century the freehold of Lauderdale Mansions South was owned by the Church Commissioners, the property investment arm of the Church of England. But in 1989 the freehold was sold to the flat owners.

The freehold company is Manyplans Ltd, a subsidiary of Lauderdale Mansions (South) Ltd. The articles of association are also unusual for companies of this type in that they specify that board meetings should be open to shareholder observers, and that board minutes should be made available to shareholders.

Sir Alec Guinness, whose best-known screen roles included playing eight different characters in Kind Hearts and Coronets, Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, was born in a ground-floor flat in the building on 2 April 1914.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Maida Vale Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.

NEARBY STREETS
Abercorn Walk, NW8 Abercorn Walk is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Alexandra Court, W9 Alexandra Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Alma Square, NW8 Alma Square is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Amberley Mews, W9 Amberley Mews starred as Tom Riley’s home in the 1950 movie "The Blue Lamp".
Ashworth Road, W9 Ashworth Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Biddulph Mansions, W9 Biddulph Mansions is a corner block on Elgin Avenue.
Biddulph Road, W9 Biddulph Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Browning Close, W9 Browning Close is named after two poets.
Castellain Mansions, W9 Castellain Mansions is a block on Castellain Road.
Castellain Road, W9 Castellain Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Charfield Court, W9 Charfield Court is part of the 1972 Amberley Estate.
Clarendon Gardens, W9 Clarendon Gardens is a street in Maida Vale.
Clifton Gardens, W9 Clifton Gardens is a road in the W9 postcode area
Clifton Road, W9 Clifton Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Clive Court, W9 Clive Court is a residential block upon Maida Vale.
Cropthorne Court, W9 Cropthorne Court is a road in the W9 postcode area
Delaware Road, W9 Delaware Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Downfield Close, W9 Downfield Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Elgin Avenue, W9 Elgin Avenue was proposed in an 1827 plan for the area by John Gutch.
Elgin Mansions, W9 Elgin Mansions is a block on Elgin Avenue.
Elgin Mews South, W9 Elgin Mews South is a street in Maida Vale.
Elizabeth Close, W9 Elizabeth Close commemorates Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the poet.
Ellwood Court, W9 Ellwood Court is a two-storey block.
Elnathan Mews, W9 Elnathan Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Essendine Road, W9 Essendine Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Formosa Street, W9 Formosa Street is a street in Maida Vale.
Grantully Road, W9 Grantully Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Hall Road, NW8 Hall Road is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Gardens, NW8 Hamilton Gardens is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Hamilton Terrace, NW8 Hamilton Terrace is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Kilburn Park Road, NW6 Kilburn Park Road was built along the course of the Bayswater Rivulet (the River Westbourne), starting in 1855
Lanark Mews, W9 Lanark Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Lanark Place, W9 Lanark Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Lanark Road, W9 Lanark Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Lauderdale Parade, W9 Lauderdale Parade stands on Lauderdale Road.
Lauderdale Road, W9 Lauderdale Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Leith Mansions, W9 Leith Mansions is a street in Maida Vale.
Maida Avenue, W2 Maida Avenue is a street in Paddington.
Maida Vale, W9 Maida Vale is the name of part of the A5 road running through northwest London and ultimately takes its name from a pub.
Morshead Road, W9 Morshead Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Netley Street, W9 Netley Street became Abourne Street in time.
Pindock Mews, W9 Pindock Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Randolph Avenue, W9 Randolph Avenue was first planned in 1827 by John Gutch, surveyor to the Bishop of London.
Randolph Crescent, W9 Randolph Crescent is a street in Maida Vale.
Randolph Mews, W9 Randolph Mews is a road in the W9 postcode area
Randolph Road, W9 Randolph Road is a road in the W9 postcode area
Regents Court, W9 Regents Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Rodney Court, W9 Rodney Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Sandringham Court, W9 Sandringham Court is a residential block upon Maida Vale.
Sevington Street, W9 Sevington Street is a street in Maida Vale.
Stranraer Place, W9 Stranraer Place was a former name for the eastern section of Sutherland Avenue.
Surrendale Place, W9 Surrendale Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Sutherland Avenue, W9 Sutherland Avenue is one of the main streets of Maida Vale.
Thorngate Road, W9 This is a street in the W9 postcode area
Vale Close, W9 Vale Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Warrington Crescent, W9 Warrington Crescent is a street in Maida Vale.
Warwick Court, W9 Warwick Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Wellesley Court, W9 Wellesley Court is a street in Maida Vale.
Widley Road, W9 Widley Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Wymering Mansions, W9 Wymering Mansions is a residential block in Wymering Road.
Wymering Road, W9 Wymering Road runs west from Elgin Avenue.


Maida Vale

Maida Vale took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida, 1806.

The area was developed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in the early 19th century as middle class housing. The main building started in the mid 19th century and from the 1860s red brick was used. The first mansion blocks were completed in 1897.

Maida Vale nowadays makes up most of the W9 postal district - the southern part of Maida Vale at the junction of Paddington Basin with Regent's Canal, with many houseboats, is known as Little Venice. The area to the south-west of Maida Vale, at the western end of Elgin Avenue, was historically known as Maida Hill.

Maida Vale tube station was opened on 6 June 1915, on the Bakerloo Line.


LOCAL PHOTOS
West Hampstead Overgound
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West End Park, 1870s
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1830 map of Westbourne Park
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Kensington Temple in 2015
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Horbury Crescent, 2015
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Coach and Horses
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23-24 Leinster Gardens
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Spotted Dog
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