Clarendon Flats 1871-72 (William Ward Lee) London

This block begins the shift to the red brick aesthetic seen in later mansion blocks. Like the Leopold Buildings there is a stair leading up a half level to the vertical circulation void. There is a unique twist in the this version with the corridors that lead back into the building to provide access to flats at the back. And like the Leopold Buildings, there is much more use of the gallery spaces by inhabitants. This could be due to the gates at the top of the stairs leading to the circulation system as well as the close relationship between the front doors of dwellings and the gallery.

Digimap Clarendon

  • Black & white image courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archive (
  • Plan and elevation from
  • Street Views courtesy of Google Maps.
  • Map courtesy of OS Digimap.

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