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Description: 50, Charles Street W1
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 209123
OS Grid Reference: TQ2879280470
OS Grid Coordinates: 528792, 180470
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5085, -0.1456
TQ 2880 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHARLES STREET W1
80/43 (South side)
Terraced town house. c.1751-52, by the master builder John Phillips
in partnership with George Shakespear, on a Berkeley Estate lease;
alteration to front in 1899 by Wimperis and Arber. 3 storeys,
basement and dormered mansard. 3 windows wide and something of a rarity
in having a central entrance to front compartment staircase-hall. The
central doorway has elliptical arched fanlight. Recessed sash windows,
no glazing bars, in midC19 stucco architraves and with 1st floor stone
oriel of 1899. Stuccoed plat band to 1st floor; parapet with coping.
Wrought iron area railings. Interior considerably altered early to
mid C19; the cut string front compartment staircase has early C19
Grecian pattern cast iron balustrade, changing to square section
baluster above 1st floor but retaining a portion of original turned
balusters to the 2nd floor landing balustrade; elements of panelling
to 1st floor reception rooms otherwise refurbished mid or late C19
but retaining carved, eared architrave chimney piece with composition
ornament to rear room (possibly reset), etc.
Listing NGR: TQ2879280470
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Source: English Heritage
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