11, DOWNING STREET SW1

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1356989
Date first listed:
14-Jan-1970
Statutory Address:
11, DOWNING STREET SW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
11, DOWNING STREET SW1

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 30035 79935

Details

TQ 3079 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER DOWNING STREET, SW1 92/4 No. 11 14.1.70 I G.V.

Terraced town house. 1682 as part of Sir George Downing's new street and now incorporating one house and part of another, the remainder of which is occupied by No. 10 q.v.; considerably altered c.1723-35; refaced (with No. 10 q.v.) c.1766-75 by Kenton Couse and with early C.19 alterations; major reconstruction/restoration by Raymond Erith 1960-64. Darkened brick with stuccoed ground floor and sparse stone dressings, slate roof. 3 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 4 windows wide. Doorway in 2nd bay from right, recessed panelled door and fanlight in stone architrave with shaped consoles to moulded cornice. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches. Stone plat bands between storeys and brick band below parapet with coping. Cast iron area railings with lampholder overthrow. Interior despite reconstruction retains fine front compartment staircase with carved bracket tread ends and 3 slender turned balusters per tread; Drawing Room a more restrained version of that at No. 10 with 2 fine statuary marble chimneypieces opposite each other; fine Dining Room by Soane of 1825-26, the ceiling design related to Soane's Lincoln's Inn Fields dining room with shallow fluted tent-dome flanked by narrow rectangles carried up to skylights; etc. No. 11 is the official residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Survey of London; Vol. XIV. History of the King's Works; Vol. VI.

Listing NGR: TQ3003579935

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
209517
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St Margaret Westminster Part 3 Neighbourhood of Whitehall Volume 2:Volume 14 , , Vol. 14, (1931)
Mordaunt Crook, J, Port, M H , 'The History of the Kings Works' in The History of the Kings Works 1782-1851, , Vol. 6, (1973)

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: 24 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12274/15
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