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Description: 17, Buckingham Street Wc2
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208923
OS Grid Reference: TQ3034980498
OS Grid Coordinates: 530349, 180498
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5084, -0.1231
TQ 3080 NW and SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BUCKINGHAM STREET, WC2
24.2.58 No. 17
Terraced town house. 1675-76 with early C.18 remodelling, part of
Barbon's development of the York House estate. Brown brick, concealed
roof. 4 storeys and basement. 3 windows wide plus a narrow half window
to left. Doorway to right with panelled door and rectangular diamond
pattern fanlight in fine original wood doorcase consisting of narrow
architrave case, flanking fluted Corinthian pilasters with dosserets, the
architrave moulding carried in across frieze and, swept up to point in
centre, cornice breaking forward over dosserets and deeply moulded
segmental pediment. Glazing bar sashes set in practically flush frames
under segmental red brick arches and with red brick dressings run up whole
facade. Gauged brick plat band over ground floor; moulded brick cornice
with dentils over 2nd floor; parapet with coping. Cast iron area railings
with urn finials. Particularly well preserved elevation. The interior,
despite alterations, retains a number of good features: standard 2-room
deep plan with rear closet wing and flanking hall and staircase; the
passage hall has bolection panelling and deep cornice; panelled pilaster
elliptical archway from hall to stair compartment with bolection
panelling, the dog leg staircase itself, perhaps mid C.18 or modified
then, has cut string with shaped brackets, 2 turned balusters per tread,
columnar newels, scrolled foot; back rooms on ground and 1st floors retain
bolection panelling articulated by thin pilasters, moulded box cornices;
front 1st floor room (with later partition) retains panelled ceiling with
acanthus leaf ribs and good mid C.18 carved Rococo chimneypiece; rear room
1st floor with corner fireplace has festooned overmantel, etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XVIII.
Georgian London: John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ3034980498
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