68 Old Compton Street

27 Jun 2004
68 Old Compton Street, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London, W1V 5PA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

OLD COMPTON STREET TQ 2980 NE 1900/71/10007 No 68 II Town house, now shop and flat. c. 1729-40, refaced early in C19.

4 storeys over basement, 2 windows wide, C19 4-pane sashes to front elevation; 12 pane C18 sashes under cambered brick arches to rear elevation. Large rear stack shared with No 66. No closet wing or rear extension. Second floor has a solid wall to the front, and a mansard to the rear; probably originally a mansard, with the front altered early in the C19 (by 1840).

Interior: Two rooms deep, rear rooms with corner fireplaces.

Rooms on first and second floors and staircase compartment full panelled, with plain, recessed panelling; cupboards to sides of fireplaces in front rooms on first and second floors; early C19 fire surrounds in the first floor rooms; early C18 closed string stair, with turned balusters, moulded handrail, and columnar newel posts. A rare survival of the smaller West End house type of the early C18, probably built as part of widespread rebuilding of the Portland Estate in Soho, c. 1725-34.

Sources. Survey of London, XXXIII 193-6. Tallis, London Street Views' (1838-40).

Listing NGR: TQ2966380962


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0243 IOE Records taken by Nicholas Bridges; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Nicholas Bridges. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bridges, Nicholas

Rights Holder: Bridges, Nicholas


Brick, Stuart Town House, Georgian Domestic, House, Dwelling, Apartment, Shop, Commercial