6A, VIGO STREET W1, 1, SAVILE ROW W1

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1236102
Date first listed:
01-May-1986
Statutory Address:
1, SAVILE ROW W1
Statutory Address:
6A, VIGO STREET W1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
1, SAVILE ROW W1
Statutory Address:
6A, VIGO 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 29223 80686

Details

In the entry for the following building:- TQ 2980 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER SAVILE ROW W1 70/103 No 1 (including 6A Vigo Street) 1.5.86 GV II the description shall be amended to read:- Former house, now tailoring premises, 1731-3; ascribed to William Kent and developed as part of Lord Burlington's estate. Extended 1819-36; refronted in 1870 by James Edmeston, alterations in 1881 and 1894 all for the Royal Geographical Society; and by Hawkes and Co as a tailoring premises in 1912. Stucco faced brick, slate roof 4 storeys and basement. Plan mirrors angle of corner site, with two principal rooms to main body of building separated by former passage and surviving staircase, with gallery to rear in projection along Vigo Street. Three windows wide to Savile Row and long, irregular return to Vigo Street. Square piered composite capped porch of c1870 to right and camber arch wide display window in moulded frame; entablature over ground floor. Architraved windows to upper floors, no glazing bars to sashes, string course incorporating cornices on consoles to first floor windows and the cornices of those on second floor acting as sills to the third floor windows. Crowning cornice and blocking course. Cast-iron grilles to first floor windows. Cast-iron area railings. Shop windows and door to Vigo Street return of 1912. Interior retains five original plaster ceilings, chimney pieces and stair compartment on the Vigo Street flank with apsed ends finished off with enriched cornice, carved open strings, enriched balusters, possibly altered in the 1790s. C19 open-well stone stair. Vigo Street wing adapted by The Royal Geographical Society c1870 as their map room with an iron-balustraded gallery supported on fluted Ionic columns and with elaborate fluted columns on gallery floor with foliate capitals. High cove to roof with etched opaque glass; trabeated ceiling. Taller Corinthian columns in link to rest of shop. This room is a complete and notable Victorian interior. Survey of London, vol XXXII.

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TQ 2980 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER SAVILE ROW W1 70/103 1.5.86 No 1 (including 6A Vigo Street) GV II Former end of terrace house, 1731-33 by William Kent, altered. Italianate detailing,refronted and heightened in 1870 by Edmeston. Stucco faced brick, slate roof. 4 storeys and basement. 3 windows wide to Savile Row and long irregular return to Vigo Street. Square piered composite capped porch to right and camber arched wide display window in moulded frame; entablature over ground floor. Architraved windows to upper floors, no glazing bars to sashes, string course incorporating cornices on consoles to 1st floor windows and the cornices of those on 2nd floor acting as sills to the 3rd floor windows. Crowning cornice and blocking course. Cast iron grilles to 1st floor windows. Cast iron area railings. Shop windows and irregular fenestration to return. Interior retains original decorated plaster ceilings and the stair compartment on the Vigo Street flank with apsed ends finished off with enriched cornice, carved open strings, enriched balusters, possibly altered in the 1790s; chimney pieces etc.. Part of the Burlington Estate. Survey of London; vol XXXII

Listing NGR: TQ2922380686

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
427025
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Parish of Westminster Part 2 North of Piccadilly: Volumes 31 and 32 , , Vol. 32, (1963)

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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Date: 27 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04840/26
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