Tite Street is a street in Chelsea, London, England, within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, just north of the River Thames. It was laid out from 1877 by the Metropolitan Board of Works, giving access to the Chelsea Embankment.
In the late 19th century, the street was a favoured and fashionable location for people of an artistic and literary disposition.
Tite Street is named after William Tite who was a member of the Metropolitan Board of Works, responsible for the construction of Chelsea Embankment to the south of Tite Street and some railway station buildings.
During the 18th century, Gough House stood on the eastern side of the street. It became a school in 1830 and then the Victoria Hospital for Children in 1866. The hospital moved to St George's Hospital, at Tooting in south London, and the original building was demolished in 1968. The site is now occupied by St Wilfred's convent and home for the elderly.
The following people have lived in Tite Street:
- No 30 (formerly 12A):
- Peter Warlock, composer — marked with a blue plaque. Warlock died here on 17 December 1930, probably suicide.
- No 31 (residence) & 33 (formerly 13)(studio):
- No 33:
- No 34 (formerly 16):
- No 35:
- No 44 (formerly 1):
- Frank Miles, portrait painter (also commissioned from Godwin).
- Oscar Wilde, writer who moved into this house, built for Miles, as Miles's lodger before later renting No 34 himself. The house was on the market in 2011 for £15,500,000.
- George Percy Jacomb-Hood, artist, brother-in-law of Miles's cousin Philip Napier Miles, lived at Miles's house from 1897 until his death in 1929, his father having bought it from Miles's executors.
- Shelley Court, No.56*
- Julian Mond, 3rd Baron Melchett (1925 -1973) Chairman British Steel Corporation
- [Sonia Mond, Sonia Melchett , Baroness Melchett (1928 - socialite and author
- Shelley Court, No.56. Flat No.15:
- Shelley Court, No.56. Flat No.17:
- Radclyffe Hall, feminist writer
- No (not known):
- Paul Edward Dehn, writer
- Chelsea Lodge,No.42:
- Edwin Austin Abbey,artist
- Frederick Chesson, anti-slavery campaigner
- Romaine Brooks, artist
Cox, Devon (2015), The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde and Sargent in Tite Street, London: Frances Lincoln, ISBN 9780711236738
- Patricia E.C. Croot (editor) (2004). "Settlement and building: From 1865 to 1900". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 12: Chelsea. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- Christopher Middleton (23 April 2012). "The Royal Hospital Chelsea up for sale". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- Sargent's Tite Street Studio, JSS Virtual Gallery.
- Chelsea Walk — Tite Street, Virtual Museum, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
- "Registrar General Records". Wilde, Oscar O'Flahertie Wills (1856–1900), author. National Archives. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
- Authors —> Aesthetes and Decadents —> Oscar Wilde —> Biographical Materials, The Victorian Web, Archive.org.
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- Hanbury-Tenison, Robin. "Obituary: Sir Wilfred Thesiger 1910–2003 by Robin Hanbury-Tenison". travelintelligence.com. Retrieved 29 December 2011. External link in
- 7 BBC Storyville documentary The Real Great Escape Dir.Lindy Wilson (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ghtll) Broadcast 19 April 2012
- Chelsea Walk — Tite Street
- View of the western side of Tite Street in 1905
- LondonTown information
- No 31 Tite Street by Max Beerbohm