Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1356873

Date first listed: 08-Mar-1999

Date of most recent amendment: 21-May-1999

Statutory Address: 40, KING STREET WC2


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Statutory Address: 40, KING STREET WC2

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County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30269 80893


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TQ 3080 NW KING STREET WC2 No 40 1900/72/10228


Shop and offices, formerly house. Early C18 house on the Bedford Estate (ratebooks suggest rebuilding in 1753-4, 1776-7 and 1780-1), heightened by two floors and refenestrated in mid C19 and with late C20 shopfront. Stock brick with flat roof concealed by parapet. Five storeys and basement; 3 windows. Stone parapet and bands below 4th and 3rd floors. Mid C19 sashes with vertical glazing bars only and horns within original reveals with brick voussoirs. Late C20 shopfront. Interior has three flights of a staircase of c1720 with moulded and turned balusters, newel posts, moulded handrail, simple dado panel and a closed stair string with a carriage architrave detail. The top flight has the original balustrading concealed. First floor rear room has full-height painted panelling on the west wall, dado-height to the other three walls, moulded cornice all round, wooden fireplace, narrow cupboard and wide carved architraves to doors. Top of staircase is mid C19 staircase with stick balusters and column newel. Late C19 fire door into no 41. Previous occupants included Moses Mendes, a poet and dramatist, Lord Chedworth in 1757 and an antiquary, Daniel Wray, in 1770. [Survey of London Vol. XXXVI pp165-166.]

Listing NGR: TQ3026580921


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Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St Paul Covent Garden: Volume 36, (1970)

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