A three-storey regency-style building standing at the apex of the junction between Carlton Crescent and Carlton Place. Built c.1833 and originally known as Clarence House, it was one of the last houses in Carlton Crescent to have been built and one of the few without a coach house. The front has been altered with only two of the original four Doric columns on the south portico remaining.
In the mid 19th century the Burnaby Family lived in the house, the most famous member of whom was Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby, famed as one of the most adventurous men in the British Army. William Borough Hill acquired the property in 1918 and used it as auction rooms. It was subsequently used as offices before being converted to a bar / restaurant in the 1990s. It is Grade II listed.

1. Avondale House, Carlton Crescent

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Photograph, 1985

2. Clarence House, Carlton Crescent

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A mid-19th century print of the house


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