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33, UPPER BROOK STREET W1

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: 33, UPPER BROOK STREET W1

List entry Number: 1066221

Location

33, UPPER BROOK STREET W1

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 207318

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TQ 2880 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER UPPER BROOK 68/31 STREET, Wl 24.2.58 No. 33 G.V. II* Terraced town house. Built 1756-57 but transformed by (Sir) Robert Taylor in 1767-68 for John Boyd Danson (for whom he had previously built Danson Park), altered and heightened early to mid C.19. Colour washed brick and stone dressings, slate roof. Originally 3 storeys with pediment, now 4 with basement and dormered mansard. 3 windows wide. Central doorway, approached by 5 shallow steps, and ground floor windows recessed for one order in archivolt arched openings with unique use of reduced scale engaged Doric columns with dosserets but with the cornice projecting and linking archivolts as impost string whilst being carried in beneath fanlight as doorhead, the 6 panel door itself in architrave case. The 1st floor windows rising from pseudo parapet with blind balustrading below sills, have architraves,that to centre eared and further emphasised by cornice; high set 2nd floor architraved windows and later attic storey with sill band and stucco banded and coped parapet. Stone dwarf walls and dies to areas, flanking steps with simple wrought iron railings. Interior, despite alterations, retains essential features of Taylor's spacious plan with plaster vaulted and saucer domed hall ceiling on Siena marble painted Doric columns and typical apsed ended cantilevered stone staircase rising off it to left, rear ground and 1st floor rooms octagonal and 1st floor front room a cube with coved ceiling retaining some of its plasterwork. Survey of London; Vol. XL.

Listing NGR: TQ2803680730

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in Survey of London - The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair Part 2 The buildings: Volume 40 , , Vol. 40, (1980)

National Grid Reference: TQ 28036 80730

Map

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