Tuesday, February 1, 2011

27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, former home of Bram Stoker (1881)

Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, lived with his family at 27 Cheyne Walk in Chelsea in 1881 when the census was taken. Details of the household (the Stokers, Bram's brother George, and three servants) are in this post:

Bram Stoker and family in the 1881 English census (link).

Cheyne Walk is a desirable place to live today, and has been fashionable for a long time. Here's a link to a picture of No. 4 Cheyne Walk (link) in 1881.

The Google Timeline of Cheyne Walk (search "Cheyne Walk" on Google.com, then select the Timeline option for results) gives an interesting perspective on the street over the years. Modern day residents have included Mick Jagger and David Bowie, with their respective partners. Sir Hans Sloane was a prominent figure there in the 1700s.

Link to a picture of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea (London) from about 1800.

And here is how it looks today, courtesy of Google Street View, below (may take a moment to load).

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This article is one of an ongoing series, starting with Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, in public records: BMD (birth, marriage, death).

Next:  Emma Barton, Bram Stoker's 15-year-old parlourmaid in 1881


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