This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 17, HILL STREET W1

List entry Number: 1066622



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough


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

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 210178

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


TQ 2880 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER HILL STREET W1 80/1 (South East side) 24.2.58 No 17 GV I Terraced town house. 1748-49 by Benjamin Timbrell, with rear extension, alterations and interiors by Robert Adam, 1777-79, for Sir Abraham Hume (the 2nd Baronet). Brown brick, slate roof. 4 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 4 windows wide. The entrance porch to left is a convincing Adamesque addition of c.1906, enclosed and stone faced with lower cornice carried in over doorhead, the frieze with putti-panel and roundels over slender Ionic columned jambs of doorway with archivolt arched fanlight, roundels inspandrels beneath crowning cornice. Ground floor windows semicircular arched, gauged flat arches to upper floors, recessed glazing bar sashes. 1st floor plat band, bracketed main cornice over 2nd floor and crowning cornice and blocking couse. Bowed wrought iron balconettes added to 1st floor c.1906. Wrought iron area railings. The interior retains almost complete Adam scheme, with some neo-Adam alterations by the firm of Hindley and Wilkinson in 1906. Adam provided the rear wing to create 2 grand reception rooms on the ground and 1st floors, replanned the staircase creating the present oblong compartment (the stairs themselves of 1906) and there are Adam designs for the ceilings of the 3 main 1st floor rooms and the staircase, of which the latter, the rear room and the grand room in the wing survive; drawings also for some of the painted door panels in the main drawing room; ground floor grand room in wing has Tuscan column screens; wall decoration consists predominantly of painted arabesques and grotesques to shallow pilasters, friezes "al'antico" etc. Front ground floor room retains features of Timbrell's original interior such as cornice and chimney piece, etc. Adam was working forHume at Hill Street at the same time as he was decorating Hume's country house at Wormleybury. Hindley and Wilkinson are probably responsible for the 1st floor front room ceiling, and they remodelled the hall at the same time as the stairs. There are some 50 drawings for 17 Hill Street in the Soane Museum. The English Interior; Arthur Stratton Country Life; March 17th, 1917

Listing NGR: TQ2862380490

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Stratton, A, The English Interior
'Country Life' in 17 March, (1917)

National Grid Reference: TQ 28623 80490


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1066622 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 19-Aug-2018 at 04:40:04.

End of official listing