Nevern Square was named after the village of Nevern in Pembrokeshire, home of the Edwards Family and, in particular, the Victorian land owner Lord Kensington (who owned most of Earls Court at one time!). Many other streets such as Philbeach, Trebovir and Penywern in Earls Court can also been seen on a map of Pembrokeshire.
Built between 1880 and 1886 by Robert and George Whitaker, the style of construction was known as the new ‘domestic revival’, and controversially contrasted to the surrounding white stucco streets.
A Guide to Earls Court Garden Squares | Nevern Square
Short Classical Concert in Nevern Square
Architecture of Nevern Square
Like Bramham or Barkston Gardens, the red brick style architecture gives this square a darker, warmer feel; but unlike those two other squares, the garden’s minimalist landscaping makes sure it’s still bright throughout the year too. The magnificent 7 mature plain trees planted back in 1882 are still growing strong today!
House Prices in Nevern Square
Back at the turn of the century, one could buy a full Freehold house in this beautiful garden square for £2,200 and get 5,000 sq ft of internal space! You could rent one for only £150/year! We found this original sales/lettings brochure of Nevern Square from 1880 at the Kensington and Chelsea town hall archives.
Over the last two years, the average price for an apartment here is £1,134 per sq ft and the best price achieved was £1,534 per sq ft – not much bigger than your computer screen!
Nevern Square Garden Access
Residents of the square have the right to apply for a key fob and enjoy this lush green canvas for picnics and playtime: there’s a childrens play ground and a sandpit here too!
And Baxter, you’ll be very happy to hear that dogs… are allowed in this garden!