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Description: 21, Upper Grosvenor Street W1
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 207336
OS Grid Reference: TQ2807380681
OS Grid Coordinates: 528073, 180681
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5106, -0.1558
TQ 2880 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER UPPER GROSVENOR
68/64 STREET, Wl
Terraced town house. 1732, refronted and extensively refurbished
1908-9 by Ralph Knott and his partner E. Stone Collins. Portland
stone, slate roof. An inventive refronting with slightly central
European Baroque references. 4 storeys, clearly and changefully
distinguished, with basement and dormered mansard. 3 windows wide,
the front flanked by rusticated quoins. Channelled ground floor with
elliptical arched doorway to right beneath porch formed by bowed
projection of 1st floor balcony carved on a pair of Doric columns with
dosserets. Plain ground floor plate glass casements. 1st floor
French windows in architraves with large keystones rising into heavy
segmental pediments, the shallow aprons of the 2nd floor windows
rising from them in unified composition with bolection architraves
having carved scrolled supports; effective blank zone thus left below
high set vertical oeil-de-boeuf 2nd floor windows with keystones
rising to main cornice which is carried on 4 carved consoles; parapet
with coping; pedimented dormer. 1st floor balcony ironwork
articulated by squat stone obelisk dies. Enriched wrought iron
standards to area railings. Edwardian interior in neo Georgian and
French taste with boiseries to L shaped drawing room. Rare domestic
work by the architect of County Hall.
Survey of London; Vol. XL.
Listing NGR: TQ2807380681
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