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.
Gough House stood on the eastern side of the street, and was built around 1707. It became a school in 1830, then the Victoria Hospital for Children in 1866. In 1898, the building was considered inadequate for its purpose. The hospital moved to St George's Hospital, and the original building was demolished in 1968. The site is now occupied by St Wilfred's convent and home for the elderly.
In the late 19th century, the street was a favoured and fashionable location for people of an artistic and literary disposition.
The following people have lived in Tite Street:
- Julian Mond, 3rd Baron Melchett (1925-1973) Chairman British Steel Corporation
- Sonia Melchett, Baroness Melchett (1928-) socialite and author
- Peter Robert Henry (1948-) 4th Baron Melchett former Lord in Waiting, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister of State
- Andrew Sinclair (1935-) novelist, historian, biographer, critic and filmmaker.
- Paul Edward Dehn, writer
- 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:
- Chelsea Lodge,No.42: (demolished)
- Edwin Austin Abbey,artist
- 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.
- 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. Flat No.15:
- Shelley Court, No.56. Flat No.17:
- Radclyffe Hall, feminist writer
- No (not known):
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- Weinreb et al. 2008, p. 918.
- Walter H Godfrey, 'Paradise Row, south side: Gough House', in Survey of London: Volume 2, Chelsea, Pt I (London, 1909), pp. 8-9. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vol2/pt1/pp8-9 [accessed 26 October 2019]
- Christopher Middleton (23 April 2012). "The Royal Hospital Chelsea up for sale". The Daily Telegraph. London.
- Historic England (26 September 1962). "The River House (1358136)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
- Sargent's Tite Street Studio Archived 23 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine, 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.
- "Oscar Wilde, Poet". English Heritage. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
- Authors —> Aesthetes and Decadents —> Oscar Wilde —> Biographical Materials, The Victorian Web, Archive.org.
- Hanbury-Tenison, Robin. "Obituary: Sir Wilfred Thesiger 1910–2003 by Robin Hanbury-Tenison". travelintelligence.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
- 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