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Offline toddy

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Buckingham palace
« on: April 28, 2006, 10:55:39 PM »
Does anyone have a description or layout of Buckingham Palace? or anything about this Royal Residence?
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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006, 11:28:03 PM »
I'm glad this thread got started.  I had been thinking about a similar one but wasn't sure where to put it.

I love to look at the floor plans of the Russian palaces, and was wondering about some of the English royal homes.

I would like to see plans for Osborne House, Balmoral, and the house that the Yorks lived in before WWII, I think it was on Picadilly?

Also, Brook House, the house Edwina Mountbatten inherited from her grandfather.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006, 11:59:17 AM »
As a fellow "floor plan junkie", I would love to see a complete floor plan of Buckingham Palace.  I have a guidebook and it has the State Rooms, but would love the whole enchalada - including the private apartments, offices, kitchens, etc.!  I know security is an issue, but heck, the White House floor plan (even the private floors) are available on the web - I"m sure somebody has BPs!

For Prince Christopher, there are pretty good floor plans of Osborne House, Balmoral, Kensington, and even Carlton House on other threads.  Use the search function on the forum - it works well.  Good luck finding the Picadilly Square house - it was destroyed in the Blitz and as it was mostly a private home, I doubt its plans are floating around.


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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006, 01:31:14 AM »
back in my home state of idaho , the public library had a book on buckingham palace , and the book showed the ground floor and the 1st floor even the private apartments....It was a great old book.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 05:37:36 AM »
Why was the building torm down?

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006, 06:33:46 AM »
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Why was the building torm down?

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I was told that the building had been converted to offices over time.  Plans were made for a totally residental development and apparently it was cheaper to start from scratch than to reconvert the structure.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006, 07:52:46 AM »
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Why was the building torm down?

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I was told that the building had been converted to offices over time.  Plans were made for a totally residental development and apparently it was cheaper to start from scratch than to reconvert the structure.

Usual story :( so sad. Gone forever now...
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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006, 01:31:08 PM »
Of the photos I posted above, only one remains.  Apparently someone complained to the photo host I use that they were a copyright violation and the host yanked them from the site.  Gee, I wonder who could have tattled?  As if I don't have some idea.

Should anyone wish to see the plans and three photos of Brook House, contact me and I shall provide them to you.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006, 06:36:20 PM »
Let me get this right....the remaining picture is NOT Brook House.  Brook House was the building that was in this spot before this building was built.  Am I correct?

If so, what is this building called and is it still standing?
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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006, 07:39:55 PM »
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Let me get this right....the remaining picture is NOT Brook House.  Brook House was the building that was in this spot before this building was built.  Am I correct?

If so, what is this building called and is it still standing?

The original Brook House that Edwina Ashley inherited was formed out of I believe, two townhouses and expanded by Sir Ernest Cassel.  Edwina sold that house and it was demolished and a block of flats was erected with the Mountbattens occupying the top two floors.  The block of flats was named Brook House in memory of the demolished mansion.  It is this Brook House that is pictured.

After the Second World War, the Brook House block of flats shown was divided into numerous commercial and office occupancies. About nine years ago demolition of the structure was begun.  And in it's place rose another block of residential flats.  I do not think the "new" building is named Brook House, but I cannot say for sure.

Regardless, the Brook House in the photo is the one that existed from the mid 1930s until the mid 1990s.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2006, 08:13:09 PM »
Thank you for clearing that up.
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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2006, 05:52:10 PM »
There is a ground floor plan of Buckingham Palace available online at http://www.palacevirtualtours.com/bptour/. The tour that the floorplan is part of is also available for purchase and contains zoomable versions of the ground and principal floors.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2006, 09:52:01 AM »
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back in my home state of idaho , the public library had a book on buckingham palace , and the book showed the ground floor and the 1st floor even the private apartments....It was a great old book.


Can you, please, tell us the title of that book?

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2006, 09:53:43 AM »
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There is a ground floor plan of Buckingham Palace available online at http://www.palacevirtualtours.com/bptour/. The tour that the floorplan is part of is also available for purchase and contains zoomable versions of the ground and principal floors.

...Stefan

Have you bought it?

Can you tell us something?

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2006, 07:16:52 PM »
The book was called "The story of Buckingham Palace"