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1-15, Connaught Square W2, Westminster

Description: 1-15, Connaught Square W2

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209312

OS Grid Reference: TQ2753981104
OS Grid Coordinates: 527539, 181104
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5145, -0.1634

Location: Connaught Square, Paddington, Greater London W2 2HG

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W2 2HG

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Listing Text

54/78 (east side)

9,1.70 Nos. 1 to 15 (consec)


Terrace of houses forming east side of square. c.1828-30, probably by
George Gutch. Brown brick with channelled stucco ground floors; concealed
slate roofs. 4 storeys and basements. 2 and 3-window wide fronts. End
and central 3 houses slightly advanced. Entrances to right (those of
Nos. 1 and 15 in returns), semicircular arched doorways with panelled doors
in pilastered jambs with consoles to doorheads and fanlights. No. 1 has
inset Greek Doric columns to doorway. No. 15 has stucco Corinthian
columned porch to Connaught Street return. Recessed glazing bar sashes
under flat gauged arches. Stucco plat band over ground floor and at 3rd
floor level with crowning cornice and blocking course. Geometric patterned
cast iron balconies to 1st floor. Cast iron, spear head, area railings
with urn finials. No. 1 has 3-bay south return to Seymour Street with
recessed central bay. Segmental arched ground floor windows in similarly
arched panels; 1st floor outer windows with shallow stucco pediments on
consoles. No, 15 has semicircular arched ground floor windows in similarly
arched panels to 4-bay Connaught Street return, the left hand bay recessed
on upper floors with tripartite, wooden, panelled pilaster sashes. No. 14
has G.L.C. plaque recording residence of the ballet dancer Marie Taglioni
in 1875-76. Connaught Square is the earliest part of the development of
Tyburnia planned in 1827 by S.P. Cockerell for the Bishop of London's
Estate, but laid out to modified plan by Cockerell's successor,
George Gutch.

"The History of Tyburnia"; G. Toplis in Country Life, 15, 22 Nov. 1973.

Listing NGR: TQ2753981104

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Source: English Heritage

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