Chatsworth Court (1934)

One of Murrell & Pigott’s largest mansion block commissions arrived in 1934 – this was Chatsworth Court, W8.

The block of high-end apartments were designed in a typical mid-30s style, with brown brick, a steep green pan-tiled roof and contrasting composition balconies.

Chatsworth Court was promoted as a ‘country club in a garden’, and provided facilities such as tennis courts, a swimming pool, restaurant and uniformed maid and porter services. The flats also offered the most modern of features, including electric clocks, heated towel rails and internal telephones. Former residents included explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s children, Raymond, Cecily and Edward, as well as Joan Collins & Anthony Newly and the founder of Pye Records, Nixon Hilton.
In 1938 Murrell & Pigott were commissioned to design a further mansion block on the adjacent site which became Marlborough Court.