Motcomb & Kinnerton Streets Today, Motcomb Street is a small enclave of
houses with accommodation above, artisans’
shops in Belgravia. It was originally named
houses, small businesses and pubs. Today, it
Kinnerton Mews, but the name changed shortly
still retains a feeling of a small village. Earl
after completion in 1830. The north side of
Mountbatten of Burma, who was assassinated
Motcomb Street features the stucco front of
by the IRA in 1979, maintained a house at No.2
the ‘Pantechnicon’, built by Seth Smith to
Kinnerton Street from 1968 until his death.
designs by Joseph Jopling in 1830. It formerly
Studio Place, renamed in 1931, was built as
housed carriage showrooms, shops and extensive
College Place in 1844. It contains Bradbrook
warehousing, with a bazaar in the block opposite.
House which, until 1890, was a series of schools
The supposedly fire-proof warehouse behind
of anatomy. It was then converted into artists’
burnt down in 1874 and was replaced by a
studios, renamed Kinnerton Studios in 1893
shopping arcade and garden.
and then Bradbrook House in 1948. During World War I it was used as a hospital.
The Kinnerton Street area was developed from 1824 by Seth Smith and named after a village in Cheshire on The Grosvenors’ estates. The street was built as a service road, including coach
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History of the Grosvenor Estate