Jamaican High Commission, 29 Exhibition Road

Jamaican High Commission, 29 Exhibition Road

This pair of ‘Queen Anne’ style houses, with asymmetric windows and gables, decorated with cut brickwork, represents the height of fashion in the 1870s and 1880s. The pretty style draws loosely on English and Dutch buildings of about 1700. Contrast them with the formality and stiffness of the painted stucco houses opposite. They are typical of the terraces built in the late-Georgian style by speculators throughout South Kensington during the 1860s