Description: 4, Cavendish Square W1
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209047
OS Grid Reference: TQ2888081378
OS Grid Coordinates: 528880, 181378
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5166, -0.1440
TQ 2881 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CAVENDISH SQUARE W1
56/72 (east side)
9.1.70 No 4
Substantial terrace house. C.1740. Facade largely refaced in variegated stock brick
with red brick dressings early C20. Four storeys, basement, and slated mansard with
dormers. Four windows. Brick plat bands and brick modillion parapet cornice with
blocking course. Portland stone Doric portico with recessed bays and round arched
doorway. Portland stone balustered balconettes to first floor. Revealed sash windows
with segmental gauged arches, shaped brick aprons to sills. Cast iron area railings
with tasselled spear heads returned up steps. Although the interior was refurbished
contemporary with the facade much of the detail is original. Large front compartment
staircase hall up to piano nobile, open string stairs with carved bracket tread ends,
corkscrew balusters, handrail ramped to Corinthian column newels, dado on wall
corresponding, balusters returned to gallery-landing, fielded panelling to walls.
Plasterwork ceiling with Rococo details. Pedimented doorcases, etc.
Associations with Lord Nelson.
Listing NGR: TQ2888081378
Source: English Heritage
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