Smith Street

Chelsea, 69, King's Road (SW3) Named after its builder. The southern part was formerly known as Ormond Row. Durham House stands on the site of Old Durham House. A little to the north of Durham House was one of the numerous dwellings in Chelsea known as Manor House. It was the residence of the Steward of the Manor, and had great gardens reaching back as far as Flood Street, then Queen Street. This house was afterwards used as a Consumption Hospital, and formed the germ from which the Brompton Hospital sprang. (Chelsea, G. E. Mitton, p. 15)