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Royal College of Nursing, Westminster

Description: Royal College of Nursing

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 May 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 209054

OS Grid Reference: TQ2875081311
OS Grid Coordinates: 528750, 181311
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5161, -0.1459

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1M 9HA

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Listing Text

56/68 (west side)

No 20 (Royal College of
5.5.58 Nursing)

- II

Substantial town house 1729. Refronted and incorporated by Sir Edwin Cooper in 1930
into his redevelopment of the corner site with Henrietta Place. Five storeys basement
and dormers in attic, classical Portland stone facing. Five windows. Rusticated
ashlar central enclosed porch. Interior of original structure retains fielded panelled
rooms with carved marble chimneypieces to ground, first and second floors. Cut string
staircase with wrought iron balustrade, the stairwell and its ceiling painted in trompe
l'oeil-artists probably include John Devoto and Sir James Thornhill. Residence of
H H Asquith: GLC plaque. One of the earliest houses in the square.

Listing NGR: TQ2875081311

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Source: English Heritage

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