MELBOURNE HOUSE (A1 TO A15)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1357178
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1958
Statutory Address:
MELBOURNE HOUSE (A1 TO A15), ALBANY W1

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Location

Statutory Address:
MELBOURNE HOUSE (A1 TO A15), ALBANY 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 29263 80548

Details

TQ 2980 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ALBANY (Piccadilly) W1

70/11 Melbourne House 24.2.58 (A1 to A15) GV I

Town Mansion, 1771-76 by Sir William Chambers, altered by Henry Holland 1802-03. Brown brick, slate roof. 3 storeys and basement, and dormered attic. 7 bay front in rhythm 2:3:2, the centre 3 bays pedimented. Central stone Tuscan columned porch. Basement windows with keystone reaching up to plat band at ground floor level; semi-circular arched ground floor windows in similarly arched recesses with keystones reaching up to first floor plat band and moulded string courses at impost level with arcade effect; windows on upper floors with architraves, those on piano nobile with cornices and the central window pedimented - all windows revealed sashes without glazing bars. 1st floor sill course, crowning cornice and blocking course. 2 shallow bows flank rear elevation. Interior retains Chambers' flying stone staircase with wrought iron balustrade and the right hand rear room on 1st floor retains a plaster ceiling to his design. Otherwise altered as apartments by Holland and subsequently. Rare survival of town mansion.

Survey of London: vol XXXI Sir William Chambers, John Harris

Listing NGR: TQ2926380548

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
208502
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Harris, J, Sir William Chambers Knight of the Polar Star, (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.

End of official listing

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Date: 09 Jan 2005
Reference: IOE01/13807/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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