Skip to main content
emoji_people
Please order early for Christmas to avoid disappointment. More details here...
card_giftcard
sales@mediastorehouse.co.uk
Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
Posters & Jigsaws since 2004
verified_user 
All orders are protected by
our Pixel Perfect Guarantee
local_shipping 
Fast, Safe Delivery
and Easy Returns
Home > Historic Images > 45

Photographic Print of Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940. The House was heavily bombed during World War II and remained derelict until 1952 when parts of the remains were preserved. Holland House, originally known as Cope Castle, was a great house in Kensington in London, situated in what is now Holland Park.

Customise Your Product

£11
.39

Dispatched same working day
Get it as soon as 4th December *

check 
Made in UK
check 
Pixel Perfect Reproduction
check 
Made with high-grade materials
check 
Carefully packed to aid safe arrival
check 
Delivery from only £2.99

Most popular orders
of this image
10"x8" (25x20cm) Print of historic images/1900 1945/holland house library air raid bb83 04456
Photographic Print
Select this product
14"x12" (38x32cm) Framed Print of historic images/1900 1945/holland house library air raid bb83 04456
Framed Print
Select this product
A1 (84x59cm) Poster of historic images/1900 1945/holland house library air raid bb83 04456
Poster Print
Select this product
info 
Info
style 
Choices
rate_review 
Reviews
local_shipping 
Delivery
verified_user 
Pixel Perfect

Photographic Print of Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940. The House was heavily bombed during World War II and remained derelict until 1952 when parts of the remains were preserved.
Holland House, originally known as Cope Castle, was a great house in Kensington in London, situated in what is now Holland Park. Created in 1605 in the Elizabethan or Jacobean style for the diplomat Sir Walter Cope, the building later passed to the powerful Rich family, then the Fox family, under whose ownership it became a noted gathering-place for Whigs in the 19th century. The house was largely destroyed by German firebombing during the Blitz in 1940; today only the east wing and some ruins of the ground floor still remain.
In 1940, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth attended the last great ball held at the house. A few weeks later, on 7 September, the German bombing raids on London that would come to be known as the Blitz began. During the night of 27 September, Holland House was hit by twenty-two incendiary bombs during a ten-hour raid. The house was largely destroyed, with only the east wing, and, miraculously, almost all of the library remaining undamaged. Surviving volumes included the sixteenth-century Boxer Codex.
Holland House was granted Grade I listed building status in 1949, under the auspices of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947; the Act sought to identify and preserve buildings of special historic importance, prompted by the damage caused by wartime bombing. The building remained a burned-out ruin until 1952, when its owner, Giles Fox-Strangways, 6th Earl of Ilchester, sold it to the London County Council (LCC). The remains of the building passed from the LCC to its successor, the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1965, and upon the dissolution of the GLC in 1986 to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Today, the remains of Holland House form a backdrop for the open air Holland Park Theatre, home of Opera Holland Park. The YHA (England and Wales) "London Holland Park" youth hostel is now located in the house. The Orangery is now an exhibition and function space, with the adjoining former Summer Ballroom now a restaurant, The Belvedere. The former ice house is now a gallery space

© Historic England Archive

Media ID 1326365

Blitz , Destruction , Historic , People , War Time , Ww 2

10"x8" (25x20cm) Print

Our Photo Prints are printed on sturdy Archival Quality Paper for vivid reproduction and are perfect for framing

check 
Pixel Perfect Guarantee
check 
Made with high-grade materials
check 
Product Size 25.4 x 20.3cm (est)
check 
Professional quality finish

254x203mm archive quality paper for stability and colour reproduction. Size refers to paper used. Printed on professional 234gsm Fujifilm Crystal Archive DP II paper.

This picture is available as a Framed Print , Photographic Print , Poster Print , Jigsaw Puzzle , Canvas Print , Metal Print , Photo Mug , Tote Bag , Fine Art Print , Mounted Print , Glass Frame , Acrylic Blox , Classic Framed , Greeting Card , Cushion , Mouse Mat , Glass Place Mat , Glass Coaster

Watermarking does not appear on finished products

Categories

> England at War > England at War 1939-45 > What Remains

> More features > Romantic Ruins

> Historic Images > 45

> Historic Images > More Lost London

Full Art Print Range

Regular Photo Prints (ideal for framing) are sent within one working day and all other items in 3-5 working days.

Framed Print (£53.99 - £275.99)
Our contemporary Framed Prints are professionally made and ready to hang on your wall

Photographic Print (£8.39 - £179.99)
Our Photo Prints are printed on sturdy Archival Quality Paper for vivid reproduction and are perfect for framing.

Poster Print (£15.59 - £41.99)
Archival quality poster paper, ideal for printing larger pictures

Jigsaw Puzzle (£33.59 - £45.59)
Jigsaw Puzzles are an ideal gift for any occasion

Canvas Print (£35.99 - £299.99)
Professionally made, ready to hang Canvas Prints are a great way to add colour, depth and texture to any space.

Metal Print (£70.80 - £478.80)
Make your photos come to life with Metal Prints! With durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, add a modern touch to your space.

Photo Mug (£11.99)
Enjoy your favourite drink from a custom printed gift mug. Our mugs are printed with your choice of image

Tote Bag (£35.94)
Our tote bags are made from soft durable fabric and include a strap for easy carrying.

Fine Art Print (£35.99 - £479.99)
The next best thing to owning the original artwork, with a soft textured natural surface, our fine art reproduction prints meet the standard of most critical museum curators.

Mounted Print (£15.59 - £155.99)
Photo prints supplied in custom cut card mount ready for framing

Glass Frame (£27.59 - £82.80)
Tempered Glass Mounts are ideal for wall display, plus the smaller sizes can also be used free-standing via an integral stand.

Acrylic Blox (£35.99 - £59.99)
Streamlined, one sided modern and attractive table top print

Classic Framed (£53.99 - £299.99)
Our original range of UK Framed Prints featuring a bevelled edge

Greeting Card (£7.16)
Greeting Cards suitable for Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Thank You and much more

Cushion (£29.99 - £53.99)
Accessorise your space with decorative, soft cushions

Mouse Mat (£16.79)
Archive quality photographic print in a durable wipe clean mouse mat with non slip backing. Works with all computer mice.

Glass Place Mat (£59.99)
Set of 4 Glass Place Mats. Elegant polished safety glass and heat resistant. Matching Coasters are also available

Glass Coaster (£9.59)
Individual Glass Coaster. Elegant polished safety toughened glass and heat resistant, matching Place Mats are also available