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Uxbridge House, Westminster

Description: Uxbridge House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 208941

OS Grid Reference: TQ2916380675
OS Grid Coordinates: 529163, 180675
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5102, -0.1401

Location: Savile Row, Westminster, London W1S 3 W1X 2NL

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1X 2NL

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Listing Text

24.2.58 No 7 (Uxbridge House)
including No 1 OLD

Town Mansion. 1721-23. Built as Queensbury House by Giacomo
Leoni for Lord Clifton; finished for the Duke of Queensbury, enlarged
and altered for Lord Uxbridge by the younger John Vardy and Joseph
Bonomi 1785-89 and with alterations by Philip Hardwick on conversion
to bank in 1855. Front elevation of brick faced with Portland stone;
slate roof. A significant early Palladian design sensitively
enlarged and adapted by Vardy. 3 storeys and basement. 10 windows
wide. Rusticated arcading to ground floor, framing windows, and
central Roman Doric coupled column portico added by Hardwick for
bank. Recessed glazing bar sashes. The upper floors are articulated
by a giant order of Composite pilasters rising from pedestals to
entablature and balustraded parapet. The tall 1st floor windows
have architraves all, apart from outermost bays, with cornices, and
give onto geometric cast iron balony carried out over portico. Cast
iron area railings with "baluster" panelled standards and lampholders.
The 8 bay return of brick to Old Burlington Street is probably
largely Leoni's though heightened and has Vardy's Roman Doric porch.
Stone plat and sill bands to 1st floor and stone cornice over 2nd
floor. 4 bay plain Vardy return in brick to Savile Row extended by
stone faced 1 storey and basement banking hall extension of 4 bays
by P. C. Hardwick c. 1876; architraved and pedimented windows,
entablature and balustraded parapet. The interior, although eastern
half was altered for bank with ornately classical top lit large
banking hall to rear, retains the basic elements of Leoni's house to
west, in particular the stone staircase with wrought iron rail, together
with the Vardy-Bonomi alterations including the coffered with
plasterwork by Joseph Rose over the stairs with panelled niches
to walls and Rose's plasterwork to the Committee Room ceiling etc

Survey of London; vol XXXII

Listing NGR: TQ2916380675

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

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