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Description: 20, Upper Brook Street W1
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 207315
OS Grid Reference: TQ2807180778
OS Grid Coordinates: 528071, 180778
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5114, -0.1558
TQ 2880 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER UPPER BROOK
68/26 STREET, Wl
Terraced town house. 1737 with early C.19 alterations (stuccoing),
and window dressings and porch added by Thomas Cundy II as well as
attic storey 1865-66. Stucco, slate roof. 4 storeys, basement and
dormered mansard. 3 windows wide. Channelled ground floor with
typical Cundy Doric porch to right, but with early C.19 semicircular
arched doorway with side lights and patterned fanlight. Recessed
sashes in moulded architraves, with cornices on consoles to 1st floor.
Balustraded stucco 1st floor balcony, added by Cundy, carried over
porch. Crowning cornice and blocking course. Cast iron area
railings. Interior despite later C.19 and Edwardian alterations
retains original plan with front compartment staircase hall; cut
string carved bracket stairs,the turned balusters, scrolled foot and
ramped rail considerably restored and modified in part; service stair
with turned balusters. Ground floor front room has decorated plaster
ceiling with central "sun king" motif. The staircompartment ceiling
has slight Rococo plasterwork; the 1st floor rooms with moulded
panelling and modillion cornices, chimney piece to rear 1st floor; 2nd
floor retains much of original panelling, etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XL.
Listing NGR: TQ2807480776
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