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Description: 1a, Bryanston Square W1 (See Details for Further Address Information)
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 208879
OS Grid Reference: TQ2772081546
OS Grid Coordinates: 527720, 181546
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5184, -0.1606
TQ 2781 NE and SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER BRYANSTON SQUARE, W1
43/104; 54/1 (East side)
10.9.54 (No's 1A, 3 & 21 only)
Nos. 1a and 1 to 21
9.1.70 consec. (Including
Nos. 1 and 1A Montagu
Mews West and Nos. 16 and
18 Montagu Place)
Terrace forming east side of square. 1811 by Joseph Parkinson for the
Portman Estate; Nos. 10 to 12 and 19 to 21 rebuilt in facsimile. Brown
brick with banded stucco rustication to ground floor, the end and centre
houses entirely stuccoed; slate roofs. Symmetrical terrace design, the
centre and end houses larger and dressed with Ionic order and pedimented
attics. 4 storeys and basements (some heightened to 5 storeys). The
centre and end houses each 5 windows wide; the intervening houses each 3
windows wide. Entrances to left hand, except for centre and end houses,
panelled doors with sidelights and semicircular fanlights; No. 14 with
inset Greek Doric columns and No. 15 with pilastered jambs. Recessed
sashes, a few retaining glazing bars, under flat gauged arches to upper
floors of 3-bay fronts (No. 7 has ground floor windows replaced by single
canted bay). The end and centre stuccoed houses have 1st and 2nd floors
articulated by Ionic order with flanking pilasters and engaged columns to
centre carrying entablature; the attic storey with pilaster strips, cornice
and blocking course and pediment over central 3 bays. Intervening houses
have continuous, cast iron, 1st floor balconies and crowning stucco
cornices and blocking courses. Cast iron area railings with urn finials.
No. 1A has its front to George Street; stuccoed; 3 storeys, 5-bays wide;
central wood doorcase with Doric columns, triglyphs, mutule cornice, open
pediment and panelled soffit; stucco plat bands to 1st and 2nd floors,
cornice and blocking course. The adjoining No. 1A Montagu Mews West has a
3 storey front with segmental arched recess containing garage door and
tripartite 1st floor window; 2 recessed sashes to 2nd floor; parapet with
coping. Plain mews building beyond. No. 1 has G.L.C. plaque recording
residence of Mustapha Reschid Pasha in 1839.
Georgian London; John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ2772081546
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Source: English Heritage
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