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Greater London Authority
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 28873 81411


CAVENDISH SQUARE TQ 2881 SE 56/209 No 7, and attached railings II GV Terraced house, now offices. 1910-12 by James Gibson for Arthur Ridley Bax. Portland stone with slate roof. 4 storeys, attic storey and basement. 3 windows. Edwardian Baroque style. Porch, to right, of ionic columns supporting an entablature beneath 1st floor continuous balcony with cast iron balustrade: doorcase with bayleaf enrichment and part glazed door. To left, a bowed 3-light bay having architraved metal casements with blind boxes. 1st floor, tall architraved metal casements with tops having _patterned glazing bars; bayleaf enrichment to architrave heads. 2nd and 3rd floor casements to outer bays linked vertically by architraves; blind boxes. 2nd floor central window in aedicule of ionic columns. Supporting a broken segmental pediment with central cartouche; supported on large brackets with mask stops. Attic storey with continuous heavy projecting stone balcony on ,large enriched brackets and having cast iron balustrade. Above attic, stone balustrade with large dies at angles having oval plaques. Original lead rainwater heads and pipes at both angles. Rear of yellow stock brick; 2 bowed bays. Attached- cast iron railings to area. Interior richly decorated. Classically detailed stone clad vestibule leads to walnut panelled hall, curved to the left, having a fine walnut openwell stair sweeping and curving to 4th floor; stair has intricately patterned open work carved . panels to balusters; walnut panelling continues up through 3rd floor. 4th floor with plaster'panelling and enriched cornice; circular ceiling light with enriched architrave. Leading off from ground floor hall, a single'storey extension, partly circular in plan, and richly decorated having a circular ceiling light with elaborate plaster architrave. Main rooms lead off landing in conventional form; some subdivided. Most rooms with good plasterwork or wood panelling with richly detailed cornices. Some marble fireplaces; lst floor front room fireplace with original bayleaf framed mirror over. Some plasterwork ceilings.-

Listing NGR: TQ2887381411


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

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Date: 09 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/09902/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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