Chelsea Manor Street

Chelsea Manor Street is a street in Chelsea, London. It runs roughly north to south from Britten Street, crossing King's Road to St Loo Avenue. The southern continuation, Cheyne Gardens ends at Cheyne Walk.

Swan Court, Chelsea Manor Street

It was originally called Manor Street.[1]

In 1931, the Peabody Trust built the Chelsea Manor Street estate of eight blocks totalling 111 flats, designed by Victor Wilkins.[2] Following modernisation in the 1970s, there are now 103 flats.[2]

The designers Edward McKnight Kauffer and Marion Dorn lived at Swan Court, Chelsea Manor Street, and this is commemorated by a blue plaque placed by English Heritage in 2015.[3] Crime writer Dame Agatha Christie and travel writer Alasdair Alpin MacGregor also lived at Swan Court.[citation needed] American novelist,author of Butterfield 8, John O'Hara lived in Chesil Court.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 12, Chelsea". Victoria County History. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "History of our estates: Chelsea Manor Street". Peabody. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ "KAUFFER, McKNIGHT EDWARD, (1890-1954) & DORN, MARION, (1896-1964)". English Heritage. Retrieved 4 June 2020.

Coordinates: 51°29′18.15″N 0°10′6.24″W / 51.4883750°N 0.1684000°W / 51.4883750; -0.1684000