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BRIDGE

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: BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1066306

Location

11 AND 14, CAVENDISH SQUARE
BRIDGE, CAVENDISH SQUARE

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: 10-Sep-1954

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 209049

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TQ 2881 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CAVENDISH SQUARE W1 56/57 (north side)

10.9.54 Nos 11 and 14 including bridge

GV II*

An unusually grand Palladian treatment for a pair of town houses flanking the north axis of the square. C.1770. Each front symmetrical, in the style of John Vardy. Ashlar Portland, slate roofs, 3 storeys, basement and mansard, 5 windows glazing bar sashes. Giant Corinthian order to upper floors, quoin pilaster and centre 3 bays advanced with engaged columns supporting pediment with sculpted palm leaves framing oculus. Vermiculated blocking to Doric columns of central doorway and similar vermiculated Gothic surrounds to flanking windows. Similar doorway to brick return. Wrought iron area railings with scroll lamp standards and extinguishers. Ashlar bridge link set back has Madonna and Child by Jacob Epstein over arch. Good interiors with rich plasterwork, scrolled wrought iron work to staircase balustrades, marble fireplaces etc. The houses were speculatively built by a Mr Tufnell possibly with masonry prepared for the abortive Academy of the Society of Dilettanti intended for the site.

Georgian London: J Summerson. "The Society's House: An Architectural Study" J Summerson in Royal Society of Arts Journal October 1954.

Listing NGR: TQ2879681436

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Summerson, J, Georgian London, (1945)
'Royal Society of Arts Journal' in Royal Society of Arts Journal, (1954)

National Grid Reference: TQ 28785 81433

Map

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