40, KING STREET WC2

Overview

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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Location

Statutory Address:
40, KING STREET WC2

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 30269 80893

Details

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

GV II

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
473112
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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: 18 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16347/16
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