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Description: 10, Buckingham Street Wc2
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208918
OS Grid Reference: TQ3031380497
OS Grid Coordinates: 530313, 180497
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5084, -0.1236
TQ 3080 NW and SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BUCKINGHAM STREET, WC2
24.2.58 No. 10
Terraced town house. c.1675-76 with late C.18/early C.19 alterations,
part of Barbon's development of the York House estate. Stucco faced
brick except for later brick attic storey, concealed roof. 4 storeys and
basement. 3 windows wide. Doorway to right with panelled door recessed
in doorcase of rusticated Doric pilasters supporting triglyph entablature,
the cornice-hood reduced by the addition of the bay window to upper
floors. Flush framed plate glass sashes to ground floor with key blocks
to arches. Full width canted bay window to 1st and 2nd floors with
architraved glazing bar sashes and crowning cornice; attic storey has
recessed sashes under flat gauged arches. Parapet with coping. Wrought
iron area railings with pommelled vase finials. Interior, despite some
alteration, retains good original features: the staircase separates the
front and back rooms with a rear closet wing; the passage hall has
bolection panelling and moulded cornice but originally the hall and front
room were probably one space open to the staircase as a fluted column,
rising just before the quarter landing of the 1st flight, is now imbedded
in the panelled wall screening the staircase from the front room; the
staircase has a narrow open well and is of interesting design with foliate
carved cut strings and 3 twisted balusters per tread, ramped carved
handrail and the newels formed by clusters of 4 similar balusters; heavy
turned balusters to basement flight of stairs; panelled main rooms to
upper floors; 1st floor rooms have eared, egg and dart architraved, early
C.18 chimney pieces with marble slips, good fluted cast iron late C.18
basket grate to the one in rear room; etc. David Hume and Jean Jacques
Rousseau lodged here in 1766.
Survey of London; Vol. XVIII.
Georgian London; John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ3031380497
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