CHANDOS HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1227332

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1954

Statutory Address: CHANDOS HOUSE, 2, QUEEN ANNE STREET W1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHANDOS HOUSE, 2, QUEEN ANNE STREET W1

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 28796 81589

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History

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Details

TQ 2881 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER QUEEN ANNE STREET, Wl 45/104 (north side) 10.9.54 No 2: (Chandos House) G.V. I Grand terraced town house. 1769-71 by Robert Adam for the 3rd Duke of Chandos, on a Portland Estate lease. Ashlar faced; slate roof. Fine surviving example of Adam's town house planning on a conventional plot with a long rear wing to left extending the sequence of state rooms beyond the principal and secondary stairwells, similar in layout to No 17 Hill Street q.v. and the demolished Derby House, Grosvenor Square. 3 tall storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 4 windows wide. Entrance in 2nd bay from left with projecting stone porch with fluted Roman Doric columns and festooned bucrania frieze below cornice and blocking course; semicircular arched doorway with double panelled door in panelled reveals and delicately patterned radial fanlight. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat voussoir lintels. 1st floor plat band and sill band; Vitruvian scroll enriched band between 1st and 2nd floors; crowning cornice and blocking course. Fine original wrought iron railings incorporating lamp standards. Very fine intact Adam interior with varied modelling of wall planes, column screens, niches, bow ended rooms to rear; square-well main staircase between hall and wing axis with stone steps and fine Adam detailing to wrought iron balustrade; very delicate plasterwork with repertoire of grotesque and arabesque motifs, fanned patterns to ceilings and inset painted panels, statuary marble chimneypieces, mahogany doors and their chased furniture; etc. The Architecture of Robert and James Adam; A T Bolton The Decorative Work of Robert Adam; Damie Stillman

Listing NGR: TQ2879681589

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 425063

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Bolton, A T , The Architecture of Robert and James Adam 1758-94, (1922)
Stillman, D, The Decorative Work of Robert Adam

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