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Description: 28-32, Welbeck Street W1
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207530
OS Grid Reference: TQ2848981570
OS Grid Coordinates: 528489, 181570
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5184, -0.1495
TQ 2881 NW and NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WELBECK STREET,Wl
44/40; 45/98 (East side)
5.2.70 Nos 28 to 32 (consec)
Terraced town houses, c1770-80 Portland Estate development, probably by John
White. Stock brick with channelled or rusticated stucco ground floors; slate
roofs. 4 storeys and basement. 3-window wide fronts. Doorways to right at Nos
31 and 32, to left at No 28 and adjoining to Nos 29 and 30; semicircular arched
to Nos 29 to 31 and square headed to Nos 28 and 32; No 28 has Pompeian fluted
Doric column doorcase with enriched frieze and mutule cornice; panelled doors
with side lights (with delicate oval glazing pattern to No 30)in fluted or
moulded jambs and doorheads under patterned fanlights. Recesed sashes, those on
ground floor of No 28 with vermiculated rustications and its 1st floor windows
segmental headed with stucco architraves and keystones, the rest under flat
gauged arches to upper floors. Plat band over ground floor; 2nd floor sill band
to Nos 28 to 30 and 3rd floor sill course to No 30; parapets with copings. 1st
floor cast iron early to mid C19 balconies of geometric and enriched patterns,
bombé at No 28 and No 31. Plumbed spike or urn finialed area railings. Some
good interior features with plasterwork friezes and some ceilings, geometrical
staircases with wrought iron balustrades; etc. No 32 was Russian Embassy in the
mid C19 and for this function a Russian Orthodox chapel was added to the rear
by James Thomson in 1872, domed with Russo-Byzantine ornament and columns on
Greek cross plan.
Listing NGR: TQ2848681579
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Source: English Heritage
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