Chelsea was named after a famous building, ‘Chelsea Manor’. It was a royal home bought in 1536 by Henry VIII. It has been home to many well-known people such as Elizabeth I Of England, Anne of Cleves and the Bishop of Winchester. There are 3 houses on site but in 1825 the last of these was destroyed and replaced with a residential street.

One of the more famous buildings in Chelsea is The Royal Hospital Chelsea. King Charles II established this in 1682. It was designed as a place of rest for veterans. It is now a nursing and retirement home for around 300 retired British soldiers.

The Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea

http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/Planning/conservationareas/conservationsearch.asp

The link above takes you to the Kensington and Chelsea conservation area page. Here you are able to see if your home is in a conservation area. You can search by street, postcode or ward.

To contact someone in your borough for more information you can either,

Email: planning@rbkc.gov.uk

Phone: 020 7361 3012, the planning number line

Or phone: 020 7361 3000 which is the general number for Kensington and Chelsea council

Or visit: http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/ which is the Kensington and Chelsea council home page

Fortis & Hooke offers a full range of sash window services in Chelsea. We can assist with the following:

Our surveyor would be delighted to explain our range of services in more detail to you during a no-obligation survey of your windows.