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Description: Gwydyr House (Welsh Office)
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207612
OS Grid Reference: TQ3017280021
OS Grid Coordinates: 530172, 180021
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5041, -0.1259
TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITEHALL SW1
83/85 (East side)
5.2.70 Gwydyr House
Town mansion, now offices. c.1772,by Thomas Lunton(?) and also questionably attributed to
John Marquand; attic storey an addition of 1886. Brown brick with sparse stone
dressings. Well proportioned plain astylar Palladian elevation. 3 storeys and
attic storey, on basement. 5 windows wide. Central entrance, approached by
steps, with panelled door and side lights in tripartite frame of engaged Roman
Doric columns supporting entablature and 1st floor Venetian window with Ionic
columns and balustrading below sill - the whole forming a stone dressed
centrepiece. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches. Plat bands
to ground and 1st floors; modillion cornice over 2nd floor and cornice and
blocking course to attic storey. Wrought iron railings with link extinguishers
and wrought iron scrollwork overthrow lampholder. Interior retains some of
original features, plasterwork, doorcases, fine statuary marble chimneypieces and
stone geometrical staircase with delicate wrought iron balustrade; etc.
Survey of London; vol XIII
Listing NGR: TQ3017280021
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