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Description: 14, Buckingham Street Wc2
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208922
OS Grid Reference: TQ3034580467
OS Grid Coordinates: 530345, 180467
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5081, -0.1232
TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BUCKINGHAM STREET, WC2
24.2.58 No. 14
Large end of terrace town house. c.1679-80, rebuilt after fire in 1684
and again in 1791-92, originally part of Barbon's development of the York
House estate. Brown brick, concealed roof. 4 storeys and basement. 4
windows wide (left hand bay blind) and long 10 window return towards river
with slightly recessed 4-window central range. Doorway to right with
panelled door and fanlight in stucco surround of engaged Doric columns and
entablature with bracketed mutule cornice. Recessed glazing bar sashes
under flat gauged arches. Band course over basement to return. Both
fronts finished off with plain parapet copings. The windows in slightly
advanced "wings" of return all have wrought iron guards. Cast iron area
railings. Interior has plain late C.18 and early C.19 detailing and a
stone geometrical staircase of semicircular plan with plain iron
balustrading, etc. L.C.C. plaque commemorates the residence of
Samuel Pepys, in the 1684 house, from 1688 to 1701; Robert Harley,
afterwards Earl of Oxford succeeded Pepys in residence until his dismissal
from office in 1714; in the C.19 the present house, let as chambers,with
its riverside views, was much favoured by artists such as Prince Hoare,
William Etty, Clarkson Stanfield etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XVIII.
Georgian London; John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ3034280464
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Source: English Heritage
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