LondonLife – A rare 17th century survivor in Pall Mall…

November 10, 2015

Pall-Mall

Facade of New Schomberg House at number 80-82 on the south side of Pall Mall. While the rest of the building dates from the 1950s, much of the facade from what is now known as Old Schomberg House (among numerous buildings in Pall Mall once occupied by the War Office) was retained and the eastern end restored. The house was originally built in the late 17th century for the Duke of Schomberg, a general in the service of King William III (hence the name), and replaced Portland House on the site. Later residents here included the painter Thomas Gainsborough, who lived here between 1774 until his death in 1788.

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2 Responses to “LondonLife – A rare 17th century survivor in Pall Mall…”

  1. artandarchitecturemainly Says:

    I am a big fan of Huguenot history, especially after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Since the Duke of Schomberg was in any case the leader of the thousands of French Huguenot refugees in Berlin, he quickly joined King William! Schomberg travelled England in 1688, then to the Battle of the Boyne (and death).

    I am glad Schomberg was at least memorialised on one building in London.


  2. I am a big fan of Huguenot history, especially after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Since the Duke of Schomberg was in any case the leader of the thousands of French Huguenot refugees in Berlin, he quickly joined King William! Schomberg travelled England in 1688, then to the Battle of the Boyne.

    I am glad Schomberg was at least memorialised on one building in London.

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