BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1066306
Date first listed:
10-Sep-1954
Statutory Address:
11 AND 14, CAVENDISH SQUARE
Statutory Address:
BRIDGE, CAVENDISH SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
11 AND 14, CAVENDISH SQUARE
Statutory Address:
BRIDGE, CAVENDISH SQUARE

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 28785 81433

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
209049
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 12 Nov 2006
Reference: IOE01/15736/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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