NUMBERS 10 TO 18 (INCLUDING THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS) AND RAILINGS TO NORTH AND WEST

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1209794
Date first listed:
09-Jan-1970
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Dec-1987
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 10 TO 18 (INCLUDING THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS) AND RAILINGS TO NORTH AND WEST, 10-18, CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE SW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 10 TO 18 (INCLUDING THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS) AND RAILINGS TO NORTH AND WEST, 10-18, CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE SW1

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 29839 80279

Details

TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE, 82/58 SW1

Nos. 10 to 18 consec. 9.1.70 (excluding railings) (Including the Institute of Contemporary Arts) and railings to north and west

G.V. I

One of a pair of symmetrical palatial terraces of grand town houses flanking the stepped approach to Waterloo Place. 1827-29 by John Nash with (Sir) James Pennethorne, No. 18 built 1863 by William Burn to complete the original design. Stucco, slate roofs. Broad Graeco-Roman panache designed as the monumental termination to Nash's Via Triumphalis as a replacement for Carlton House. 4 storeys and basement to north. 3 storeys with 3 storey and attic end pavilions to south, the whole raised on terrace overlooking the Park. 31 windows wide. The north entrance front, relatively plain, with projecting end pavilions, has 3 grouped portico porches with coupled Ionic columns to Nos. 12 to 17; individual Ionic columned portico-porches to end pavilions. Recessed glazing bar sashes. Cornice and blocking course returned to flank facing steps. Cast iron spear head area railings. Nash's personal contribution is the Park front where the fenestration is in the rhythm 5:8:5:8:5 with taller end pavilions slightly projecting. Recessed architraved glazing bar sashes with cornices, articulated by giant Corinthian order through ground and 1st floors, engaged to end pavilions, detached to long central range which is pedimented with scrollwork in tympanum over 5 centre bays of attic. The double height attics of end pavilions are articulated by panelled pilaster piers in antis. Curious feature of deeply cantilevered balustraded balconies to 1st floor windows within the giant order. The deep balustraded terrace is carried on engaged cast iron Greek Doric columns with segmental arched windows in between. The west flank has continuous balustraded 1st floor balcony. Interiors largely altered. No. 11 was the home of W.E. Gladstone 1857-75 (L.C.C. plaque) who also lived at No. 13 and at No. 4 q.v.

Survey of London; Vol. XX. John Nash; John Summerson. London, volume one; N. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TQ2985780259

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
208997
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster, (1973)
Summerson, J, The Life and Work of John Nash, (1980)
'Survey of London' in Trafalgar Square and neighbourhood The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 3: Volume 20 , , Vol. 20, (1979)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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