17, CAVENDISH SQUARE W1

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1292320
Date first listed:
10-Sep-1954
Statutory Address:
17, CAVENDISH SQUARE W1

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Location

Statutory Address:
17, CAVENDISH SQUARE 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 28725 81378

Details

TQ 2881 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CAVENDISH SQUARE W1 56/66 (west side)

10.9.54 No 17

GV II

Terrace house, 1770s with c.1800 and early C20 alterations. Brown brick slate roof, on corner with Wigmore Street. Three storeys, basement, and mansard with dormers. First floor sill band (cut when windows lengthened C1800) and bracketed stone cornice with blocking course. Broad 3 window front. All sash windows have original stone architraves, those on ground and first floor with pulvinated friezes and with cornices on first floor where there is a continuous cast iron balcony of c1800. Wide segmental arched doorway with side lights and fanlight is early C19 insertion to left. Wrought iron area railings. Blind return to Wigmore Street has neo-Adam style pilaster treatment to ground floor with shallow relief modelled "graces" between pairs of pilasters under entablature - all in stucco. Some good interior features: the hall has Ionic column screen at foot of stairs which rise full height and are top lit; cut strings with wrought iron scrolled balustrade, the upper part of well decorated with large stucco work Rococo framed panels. Original doorcases and mahogany doors. First floor drawing room has Adamesque ceiling with tripod frieze and stucco relief trophies as overdoors; rear first floor room retains similar but oval ceiling design, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2872581378

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
209052
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 11 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/09902/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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