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44, BERKELEY SQUARE 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: 44, BERKELEY SQUARE W1

List entry Number: 1066466

Location

44, BERKELEY SQUARE 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: I

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 208672

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TQ 2880 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER BERKELEY SQUARE W1 69/21 (west side) 24.2.58 No 44 GV I

Town house 1742-44 by William Kent for Lady Isabella Finch. Brown brick. Three storeys basement and later dormers. Three windows, symmetrical. Ground floor rusticated stone quoins and boldly rusticated stone and to recessed entrance. Stone architraves to piano nobile and second floor, those on first floor with pediments, the central one on consoles, and with blind balustrades linked by flat band. Bracketed stone cornice beneath dormers. Wrought iron railings and overthrow with link extinguishers and lampholders. Magnificent interiors to both main floors in particular baroque spatial handling of spectacular staircase. First floor bedroom and boudoir to rear redecorated late C18 probably by Henry Holland. Restored/redecorated 1963 by John Fowler, consulting architect Philip Jebb, who are responsible for the Gothick corridor flanking garden and the garden pavilion. Part of best surviving terrace of town houses in square and with interior of exceptional quality.

Listing NGR: TQ2871480555

Selected Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 28714 80555

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