British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

26, Bruton Street W1, Westminster

Description: 26, Bruton Street W1

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 208872

OS Grid Reference: TQ2881980716
OS Grid Coordinates: 528819, 180716
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5107, -0.1451

Location: Bruton Place, Westminster, London W1J 6 W1X 8LH

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1X 8LH

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

69/56 (north side)

25.5.83 No 26


Terrace house. Mid C18, with 1930s alterations by Gerald Lacoste for the courturier
Norman Hartnell's showrooms. Painted brick, slate roof. Three windows wide. Ground
floor has display window of 1934 framed in polished granite and similarly framed
doorway to left with a pair of marble obelisks flanking. Upper floors have 1934 sashes
revealed under flat gauged arches with bowed wrought iron balconettes of 1934. Stone
cornice at third floor level, parapet with blocking course. Interior redecorated in
1934 on ground and first floors for Norman Hartnell by Gerald Lacoste but retaining C18
cut string staircase with carved tread ends and lyre and anthemion wrought iron
balustrade. The ground floor showroom has been altered but the front door and door to
hall are of chromed steel and glass with lobby fittings etc all by Lacoste together
with the half landing decor of marble half-columns capped by urns flanking mirror
glazed door and the first floor showroom completely mirror glazed with vanity tables,
moulded glass chimney piece, original purpose designed light fittings etc. the glass
specially produced by Pilkington's. 1934 rear wing fitting rooms also retaining
original light fittings. One room in original part of rear wing retains mid C18 Rococo
plasterwork to ceiling. The Lacoste interior are a rare survival.
Thirties catalogue; Arts Council 1979 pp 101, 294. Architects Journal 1934.

Listing NGR: TQ2881980716

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.