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Description: 45 and 46, Berkeley Square W1
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208673
OS Grid Reference: TQ2872080548
OS Grid Coordinates: 528720, 180548
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5092, -0.1466
TQ 2880 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER BERKELEY SQUARE W1
69/22 (west side)
Nos 45 and 46
Town houses. C.1744-50 very fine pair of ashlar faced houses. No 45 by
Henry Flitcroft and No 46 attributed to him. No 45 of taller proportions with 4
storeys basement and dormers in slated mansard attic. No 46 of 3 storeys, basement and
pedimented dormers. Both 4 windows wide. Rusticated ground floors with doorways in
Gibbs surrounds. Glazing bar sash windows in architraves surrounds, those on first
floor with pulvinated friezes and pediments and stone baluster balconies; bracketed
cornices and parapets. Wrought iron urn-finialed railings and overthrows with link
extinguishers and lamp holders. Both houses have fine interiors with contemporary
plasterwork and chimneypieces. Very good ironwork to stone staircase of No 46. No 45
has Ionic columned hall leading to staircase overlooked by second floor gallery and top
lit; the first floor drawing rooms were redecorated 1763-67 by Sir William Chambers for
Clive of India on the latter's purchase of the house. Part of best surviving terrace
sequence in square and with exceptional interest.
NB Former Coach House to No 45: see No 45 Hays Mews W1.
Listing NGR: TQ2872080548
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