Macartney House

29 Mar 2001
Macartney House, Chesterfield Walk Se10, Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 8HJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.



Macartney House TQ 3877 26/G22 19.10.51.

TQ 3876 37/G22



House built in 1694 with many additions in mid C18, early C19 and later. Irregular plan. 2 and a half storeys (the half is a mezzanine) 6 windows on main West front. Multicoloured stock brick with red brick dressings and stone coped parapet.

Ground floor and mezzanine blank except for small modern windows inserted on each floor; sunk panels elsewhere. On 2nd floor recessed sash windows with glazing bars. Renewed door and fanlight in wood doorcase of sunk panel pilasters and cornice. 5-window South return has mezzanine panels in 2 left bays with 2 long casements and a round-headed door beneath. The 3 right bays have 2 tall storeys with very high, round arched windows. Heavy cornice at 1st floor cills continues around to lower, 2-storey, 5-bay South wing with fenestration much altered. Early Cl9 link to later C19 North wing with fenestration much altered. On Park elevation the different periods show more clearly on the left a section of circa lpo with an early C19 round bow added in the middle. Then an early C19 link to the original house of 1694 and finally the North wing of circa 1855 with an early C18 wall in its lower floor. Tile house belonged to the Wolfe family, parents to the victor of Quebec. In 1802 it passed to the Hon George Lyttleton, later Lord Lyttleton, who caused alterations to be made by Sir John Soane, not readily visible from outside, and not much remaining inside. It has now been turned into flats.


LCC blue plaque commemorates the residence here of General Wolfe 1751-58.

Listing NGR: TQ3877477006


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1584 IOE Records taken by Michael Philpot; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Michael Philpot. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Philpot, Michael

Rights Holder: Philpot, Michael


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