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Description: 6, Abercorn Place Nw8
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 208462
OS Grid Reference: TQ2628483040
OS Grid Coordinates: 526284, 183040
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5322, -0.1808
1900/11/57 ABERCORN PLACE NW8
01-DEC-87 ST JOHNS WOOD
Detached villa. C.1820. Yellow stock brick with shallow hipped slate roof. Two storeys over raised basement.
EXTERIOR: North-facing entrance front of three bays, with central flight of steps flanked by railings leading to a Doric porch with fluted columns. 6/6-pane sashes to raised ground floor with balconettes enriched with strigillation and gauged arches; similar, but 8/8-pane, to first floor. West side elevation with projecting chimneybreasts, central bay with windows to raised ground and first floors with decorative ironwork. Pair of chimneystacks to each side. Rear elevation of three bays, lower central window to stair over projecting raised ground floor bay; windows retain decorative ironwork.
INTERIOR: Not inspected, but reported as retaining numerous early features including plasterwork, joinery, marble chimneypieces, open string staircase with stick balusters and mahogany handrail.
HISTORY: one of the earlier villas in this part of St John's Wood, this house probably dates from the 1820s: it is shown on Crutchley's map of London of 1829. It is a handsome Neoclassical villa which remains little altered. From 1879 to 1888 it was the home of Edward John Gregory RA (1850-1909), a noted late Victorian painter and sometime President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
Listing NGR: TQ2628483040
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Source: English Heritage
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