17, BUCKINGHAM STREET WC2

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1066367

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Statutory Address: 17, BUCKINGHAM STREET WC2

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: 17, BUCKINGHAM STREET WC2

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 30349 80498

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Details

TQ 3080 NW and SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BUCKINGHAM STREET, WC2 72/157 ;83/8 24.2.58 No. 17

G.V. II*

Terraced town house. 1675-76 with early C.18 remodelling, part of Barbon's development of the York House estate. Brown brick, concealed roof. 4 storeys and basement. 3 windows wide plus a narrow half window to left. Doorway to right with panelled door and rectangular diamond pattern fanlight in fine original wood doorcase consisting of narrow architrave case, flanking fluted Corinthian pilasters with dosserets, the architrave moulding carried in across frieze and, swept up to point in centre, cornice breaking forward over dosserets and deeply moulded segmental pediment. Glazing bar sashes set in practically flush frames under segmental red brick arches and with red brick dressings run up whole facade. Gauged brick plat band over ground floor; moulded brick cornice with dentils over 2nd floor; parapet with coping. Cast iron area railings with urn finials. Particularly well preserved elevation. The interior, despite alterations, retains a number of good features: standard 2-room deep plan with rear closet wing and flanking hall and staircase; the passage hall has bolection panelling and deep cornice; panelled pilaster elliptical archway from hall to stair compartment with bolection panelling, the dog leg staircase itself, perhaps mid C.18 or modified then, has cut string with shaped brackets, 2 turned balusters per tread, columnar newels, scrolled foot; back rooms on ground and 1st floors retain bolection panelling articulated by thin pilasters, moulded box cornices; front 1st floor room (with later partition) retains panelled ceiling with acanthus leaf ribs and good mid C.18 carved Rococo chimneypiece; rear room 1st floor with corner fireplace has festooned overmantel, etc.

Survey of London; Vol. XVIII. Georgian London: John Summerson.

Listing NGR: TQ3034980498

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 208923

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Summerson, J, Georgian London, (1945)
'Survey of London' in The Strand The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 2: Volume 18 , (1937)

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