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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.


List entry Number: 1066753



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.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 209918

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TQ 2981 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER GREEK STREET, W1 58/23 No. 1 (House of St. 24.2.58 Barnabas) - I Corner terrace house with Soho Square. c.1744-46 by Joseph Pearce, the interior fitted out with very fine plasterwork etc. for Richard Beckford, brother of the Alderman in 1754. Stock brick, slate roof. Plain rather old fashioned elevations in keeping with Soho Square. 3 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 5 windows wide and 4 window return to Soho Square. Entrance in 2nd bay from right has stone architrave with consoles carrying cornice. Recessed glazing bar sashes in stucco reveals under flat gauged arches, blind in chimney breast bay and to left on 2nd floor to Greek Street. Brick plat bands and sill bands, the 1st floor sill band of stone, brick parapet with coping. Wrought iron urn finialed area railings and stone obelisks flanking the steps to doorway. The interior finished in carved wood and moulded plaster is one of the best surviving examples in London of mid C18 Rococo decoration with pedimented ornamental chimneypieces, carved pedimented doorcases, stone staircase with wrought iron openwork balusters and plasterwork panels to 1st floor level of compartment, etc. ceilings, cornices etc. A chapel was added in the former stable yard and to Manette Street for the House of Charity by Joseph Clarke in 1862, stone built in a bold c.1300 Burges related style of Gothic, 2 bays with an east apse and pairs of apsed chapels off each side of the lofty narrow nave; marble facings and mosaic work; large rose window in west wall. Survey of London; Vol. XXXIII.

Listing NGR: TQ2976481213

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St Anne Soho: Volumes 33 and 34 , , Vol. 33, (1966)

National Grid Reference: TQ 29764 81213


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