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Carlyle Mansions is a block of flats located on Cheyne Walk, in the Chelsea area of London, England. Built in 1886, it was named after Thomas Carlyle, himself a resident of Chelsea for much of his life.

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Map of Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 5LS, UK

Carlyle Mansions is nicknamed the "Writers’ Block", as it has been home to Henry James, Erskine Childers, T. S. Eliot, Somerset Maugham, Ian Fleming and other noted authors.

Notable residents

  • No. 1: Richard Addinsell, English composer
  • No. 11: Gordon Harker, English actor
  • also Edward Robey, lawyer in the Acid Bath Murders case of the serial killer John George Haigh
  • No. 19: T. S. Eliot, American poet and writer
  • also the literary critic John Davy Hayward
  • No. 20: Robert Erskine Childers, Irish nationalist and novelist, author of The Riddle of the Sands
  • No. 21: Henry James, American novelist
  • No. 24: Ian Fleming, novelist, creator of James Bond
  • also Sol Campbell, England and Arsenal football player
  • No. 27: W. Somerset Maugham, British novelist
  • Lionel Davidson, British novelist
  • References

    Carlyle Mansions Wikipedia


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