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Description: 2-7, Chester Street
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
Building ID: 1417280
OS Grid Reference: TQ2851679473
OS Grid Coordinates: 528516, 179473
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4996, -0.1499
TQ 2879 SE
CHESTER STREET (north side), SW1
Nos. 2-7 (consec)
Row of houses, c.1825. Brick, channelled stucco to ground floor (except to Nos. 2 and 3). Slate mansard to Nos. 4, 5 and 6. Other roofs not visible. 4 storeys. No. 3 of 5 storeys. Each house 2 windows wide (No. 3 of 3 windows). Arched entrances to ground floor (Nos. 2 and 3 square-headed, the former set in single-storey bay to right). Two first floor balconies except to No. 3. Square gauged-headed windows, some glazing bars; French windows to first floor to Nos. 4 to 7. Parapets. Iron area railings. Steps to entrance.
Stairwell of No. 7 has two wall paintings, of oil and gouache on paper fixed to plaster, extending from ground to first floor: that to lower flight depicting the City of London from the Tower to St Paul's as seen from the south end of Borough High Street; that to upper flight depicting the northern suburbs. The paintings - representing London at the time the Chester Street houses were constructed - are dated 1951 and signed with a monogram of a Greek letter phi and a Roman C, probably that of Philip Connard RA (1875-1958).
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