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Melbourne House (A1 to A15), Westminster

Description: Melbourne House (A1 to A15)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208502

OS Grid Reference: TQ2926380548
OS Grid Coordinates: 529263, 180548
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5091, -0.1388

Location: 2 Albany Courtyard, Westminster, London W1J 0 W1X 3HF

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1X 3HF

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Listing Text


70/11 Melbourne House
24.2.58 (A1 to A15)

Town Mansion, 1771-76 by Sir William Chambers, altered by Henry
Holland 1802-03. Brown brick, slate roof. 3 storeys and basement,
and dormered attic. 7 bay front in rhythm 2:3:2, the centre 3
bays pedimented. Central stone Tuscan columned porch. Basement
windows with keystone reaching up to plat band at ground floor level;
semi-circular arched ground floor windows in similarly arched
recesses with keystones reaching up to first floor plat band and
moulded string courses at impost level with arcade effect; windows
on upper floors with architraves, those on piano nobile with cornices
and the central window pedimented - all windows revealed sashes
without glazing bars. 1st floor sill course, crowning cornice and
blocking course. 2 shallow bows flank rear elevation. Interior
retains Chambers' flying stone staircase with wrought iron
balustrade and the right hand rear room on 1st floor retains
a plaster ceiling to his design. Otherwise altered as apartments
by Holland and subsequently. Rare survival of town mansion.

Survey of London: vol XXXI
Sir William Chambers, John Harris

Listing NGR: TQ2926380548

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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