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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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


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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


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Legacy System number: 208502

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Harris, J, Sir William Chambers Knight of the Polar Star, (1970)

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