THE PIAZZA, BEDFORD CHAMBERS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1066948

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Statutory Address: 33, JAMES STREET WC2

Statutory Address: THE PIAZZA, BEDFORD CHAMBERS, 1-8, COVENT GARDEN WC2

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: 33, JAMES STREET WC2

Statutory Address: THE PIAZZA, BEDFORD CHAMBERS, 1-8, COVENT GARDEN 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 30305 80929

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER COVENT GARDEN, WC2 72/10 Nos 1 to 8 The Piazza, 24.2.58 Bedford Chambers (including No 33 James Street) G.V. II

Terraced houses with arcade. 1877-79 by Henry Clutton; rebuilding on a larger scale and with modified detail of Inigo Jones's original north west "piazza" block. Red brick with stone dressings, slate roof. The arcading faithful to the Jones-Isaac de Caus original but the upper floor and pilasters modified with attic storey added. 4 storeys plus dormers. Regular 8 window wide front with James Street return in rythm 1:3:1. Ground floor proper set back behind rusticated stone arcade (the "piazzas") carrying the facade, the arcade vaulted and shop fronts surmounted by mezzanines within the arches, doorways architraved with console bracketed cornices. 1st and 2nd floors have stone architraved sashes separated by rhythm of the channelled stone pilasters; attic storey windows in stone panelled strip frames. String course with plinth at 1st floor level over arcade; projecting bracketed main cornice over 2nd floor and frieze and cornice to attic. Oeil-de-boeuf dormers. James Street return generally similar but with centre piece of 3 Gibbs surround doorways surmounted by mezzanine windows below 1st floor balcony; outer bays with big arched entrances, that on left the return end of arcade to Covent Garden. This Clutton block is the sole if remodelled reminder of the original "piazzas" of Jones's 1631 square.

Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI. Covent Garden Market; Robert Thorne.

Listing NGR: TQ3030580929

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 209333

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Thorne, R, Covent Garden Market
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St Paul Covent Garden: Volume 36, , Vol. 36, (1970)

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