Devonshire Terrace


Devonshire Terrace is the name of a house near Regents Park where the Victorian writer Charles Dickens lived with his family between 1839 – 1851. The house no longer stands.


In December 1839, Charles Dickens moved the family from Doughty Street into larger premises at 1 Devonshire Terrace, near Regent’s Park, London.  He took a twelve year lease on the property.

Whilst at Devonshire Terrace, Dickens completed work on Barnaby Rudge and wrote the novels The Old Curiosity Shop, Dombey & Son and David Copperfield.


Dora Annie Dickens.

Dora Annie Dickens, the ninth of the ten children of Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine was born on the 16 August 1850 at Devonshire Terrace. She died suddenly and unexpectedly at the house after suffering convulsions on 14 April 1851.



Present day site of Devonshire Terrace. A wall sculpture commemorates Dickens. Photograph taken May 2015.


In November 1851, Dickens and his family moved from Devonshire Terrace to larger premises at Tavistock House.







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