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40 Queen Anne St, London

40 Queen Anne St, Marylebone, London. See map.
This house was allegedly owned by the 10th Earl of Pembroke.

My source for this is entirely a history of 40 Queen Anne St by the current occupants, Lewis Golden Chartered Accountants.
They say the house was purchased before 1760 by the 10th Earl and used as a London town-house. He sold it by 1792.

  


Problem: Queen Anne St was renumbered

There are major issues however with the Lewis Golden history:
  1. I cannot find confirmation elsewhere that the Earl of Pembroke owned this house.
    The family had a huge town house, Pembroke House in Whitehall, so it is hard to see why they would want this house.
    A search of the Wilton papers finds no reference to Queen Anne St.

  2. Even worse, Queen Anne St was renumbered sometime in 1856-1882.
    The old 40 Queen Anne St became the modern 37 Queen Anne St.
    The old 19 Queen Anne St became the modern 40 Queen Anne St (this is Lewis Golden).
    Does the Lewis Golden history take this into account? No. They refer to Walshe being in no.40. But this is the old no.40, which is not the Lewis Golden building.




Queen Anne St, London, on map of 1819.
This shows the old house numbering.
The old no.40 was at the SE corner of the junction. This is the modern 37 Queen Anne St.
The modern 40 Queen Anne St is at the NE corner of the junction, no. 19 here.

  
 
Complete entry for Queen Anne St in [Post Office Directory, 1856, pp.634-635].
This exactly matches the old numbering in the 1819 map above.

  
   
Complete entry for Queen Anne St in [Post Office Directory, 1882, p.550].
This shows the new numbering with the even numbers on the N side and the odd on the S side.

  

The modern 40 Queen Anne St (and here). NE corner of the junction.
This is offices of Lewis Golden Chartered Accountants.
Click to rotate. From street view.



The modern 37 Queen Anne St (and here). SE corner of the junction.
This is the old 40 Queen Anne St.
If the Earl of Pembroke owned 40 Queen Anne St in the old numbering, then he owned this building.
This is now various offices.




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