Harley Place on Marylebone Road

Marylebone Road showing Marylebone church where Collins was christened.

Harley Place was about 400 yards along on the right.


Collins moved to 2 Harley Place with his mother and brother in June 1856.  It was situated on New Road which was renamed the following year.  The address then became 11 Harley Place, Marylebone Road where he lived until 1858.

On 5 June 1856, Collins wrote to Chauncy Hare Townshend:

At the pleasant dinner of Tuesday Dickens told me that you were desirous of knowing my brother's address. It is "17 Hanover Terrace" in the Regent's Park - until the 24th of this month. After that period we move into a new house - No 2 Harley Place, Upper Harley Street , New Road - where my brother will have his studio.

Whilst in Harley Place Collins wrote The Dead Secret and The Frozen Deep.


Harley Place handwritten address Marylebone Road handwritten address
2 Harley Place, New Road

Monday morning, June 8th

Collins confuses his new address and writes:

11 Marylebone Road instead of Harley Place.





[ Front Page ]  [ Collins's Main Homes ]


Site map

All material in these pages is © copyright Andrew Gasson 1998-2010