St James's Place
St James's Place is a street in the St James's district of London near Green Park. It was first developed around 1694, the historian John Strype describing it in 1720 as a "good Street ... which receiveth a fresh Air out of the Park; the Houses are well-built, and inhabited by Gentry ..." Henry Benjamin Wheatley wrote in 1870 that it was "one of the oddest built streets in London."
Spencer House, which was commissioned by the first Earl Spencer in 1756, stands at number 27 and is now listed as Grade I. A further thirteen properties are Grade II listed, as are three bollards and seven lamp standards; Number 4 is Grade II* listed.
- Joseph Addison (1672–1719), the author and politician who founded The Spectator, lived here in 1710.
- Eustace Budgell (1686–1737), English writer and politician
- Sir Francis Burdett (1770–1844), the reforming politician known as "Old Glory", lived at number 25 from 1820 to 1844.
- James Craggs the Younger (1686–1721), English politician
- Mary Delany (1700–1788), English artist and writer
- Henry Grattan (1746–1820), Irish politician
- White Kennett (1660–1728), Bishop of Peterborough
- John Lubbock
- Richard Rigby (1722-1788), English civil servant and politician
- Samuel Rogers (1763–1855), 19th-century English poet
- John Wilkes (1725–1797), English journalist and politician, lived there in 1756.
Sign at 4 St James's Place, marked as the location of Frédéric Chopin's last public performance
- St James's Street, londontown.com, accessed 23 April 2012.
- Stow, John. "Southwark, and Parts Adjacent", A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark and Parts Adjacent, p. 663.
- Also see "St James's Park," The Parish of St. James Westminster. Part II: north of Piccadilly, Volumes 31-32 of Survey volumes, Athlone Press, University of London, 1963, p. 511ff.
- Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1870), Round about Piccadilly and Pall Mall, Smith, Elder & co., pp. 167–169
- Ed Glinert (2004), "St. James's Place", The London Compendium, Penguin UK, ISBN 9780141012131
- "The National Heritage List for England: SPENCER HOUSE". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
- "The National Heritage List for England (search term: st james's place sw1)". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
- "Burdett, Sir Francis", The History of Parliament, accessed 24 April 2012.
- Richard Ellis Roberts (1910), "St. James's Place", Samuel Rogers and his circle, Dutton, p. 48
- Media related to St James's Place at Wikimedia Commons