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Wimbourne House, Westminster

Description: Wimbourne House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208554

OS Grid Reference: TQ2906280281
OS Grid Coordinates: 529062, 180281
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5067, -0.1417

Location: 75 A4, Westminster, London W1J 8 SW1A 1RD

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1A 1RD

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Listing Text

No 22 (Wimbourne House)

Town mansion, c. 1740-55 by William Kent, completed by Stephen Wright
for Henry Pelham, considerably altered and extended in later C18 and
mid C19 on forecourt side, only to be "reinstated" in latter part of
1970s with the demolition of the forebuilding. Yellow brick, slate
roof. 3 storeys, basement and dormered attic. The intact Green
Park west front 11 bays wide in the rhythm 3: 3: 1: 3: 1, the triplets
being full height canted bays. Recessed glazing bar sashes under
flat gauged arches. Stone plat bands to ground and 1st floor; stone
bracketed cornice and blocking course. All windows have wrought iron
balconettes. The entrance front has a "reinstated" 5 window
symmetrical elevation with central doorway. Interior has good Kent
work with galleried staricase compartment with coffered ceiling and
very fine saloon to centre of west front, the ceiling coffered with
red and blue panels with small relief figures similar to 44 Berkeley
Square, apsed into bay on to Park another fine room with Kent
decoration,east of saloon,and sumptuous C19 work etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2906280281

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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