Chelsea History Books
FamLoc displays details of Chelsea history books and provides the facility for buying them online
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“The wealthy riverside neighbourhood of Chelsea, situated in the centre of the capital, began as a Saxon village outside of London town. Although its population had grown to 3,000 by 1694, Chelsea was still considered rural, which was part of its attraction as a fashionable destination for the rich. With the development boom of the nineteenth century, however, the ‘village of palaces’ was fully absorbed into the metropolis, yet retained its charm and identity separate from the surrounding city.”
– Chelsea Through Time
“This popular book, now in a new third printing, vividly describes one of London’s most attractive areas. Chelsea grew up as a riverside village, its old church near to the homes of Thomas More and Henry VIII. Wren’s Royal Hospital added an architectural gem. Behind the much changed King’s Road are numerous streets of charming architecture. Barbara Denny’s book relates and illustrates the history of many of the interesting substantial buildings.”
– Chelsea Past
We also include the excellent Godfrey maps of Chelsea, which show the streets, houses, public houses, etc., and have the bonus of having a Business Directory of the area on the reverse.
FamLoc republishes out-of-print Chelsea history books, and we welcome suggestions for inclusion, especially from those who have written a history book.