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TQ 28301 80522


TQ 2880 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BALFOUR PLACE, W1 68/87 Nos. 7 and 8 1.11.84 II G.V.

Pair of large town houses with link block. 1892-94 by Balfour and Turner. Red brick and Portland stone dressings, slate roofs. Free Style with Flemish and early Renaissance details. 4 storeys, basements and gabled attics. Each front 6 windows wide grouped in pairs. Central 2 storey stone loggia porches with rather Byzantine Ionic capitals to the columns which are coupled to centre on both floors, balustraded parapets. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat arches, with shallow stone architraves up to 2nd floor, plain with gauged arches on 3rd floor and in shaped gables of attic. Stone string cornices and enriched cornice over 2nd floor. The 4-window link has a glazed-in columned loggia on 1st floor picking up on theme of the loggia-porches. The Flemish gabled returns to Aldford Street and Mount Street have stone arcades on ground floor with enriched console brackets carrying 2 storey rectangular stone bays with pilastered triplets of windows to each floor, finished off to centre on 3rd floor with blind sided canted stone bay similarly detailed and crowned by a leaded tent roof and applied finial. Wrought iron area railings. Part of Balfour and Turner's island block development with Rex Place, Mount Street and Aldford Street in the context of their Grosvenor Estate improvements.

Survey of London; Vol. XL.

Listing NGR: TQ2830180522


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


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

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Date: 24 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03584/23
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