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1-21, Cornwall Terrace Nw1, Westminster

Description: 1-21, Cornwall Terrace Nw1

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209329

OS Grid Reference: TQ2792982181
OS Grid Coordinates: 527929, 182181
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5241, -0.1574

Location: Cornwall Terrace Mews, Paddington, Greater London NW1 4QP

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: NW1 4QP

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Listing Text

34/46; 35/25 REGENT'S PARK, NW1
Nos. 1 to 21 (consec)

G.V. I

Long unified terrace with Nos. 20 and 21 as an additional pair in
conformity. 1821-23 (restored 1980) by Decimus Burton under Nash's
supervision, and the first of the terraces to be built (by James Burton)
in Nash's Regent's Park Crown Estate development. Stucco; slate roofs.
The terrace gives straight on to road, with a garden only to the north
pavilion end and in front of Nos. 20 and 21. Graeco-Roman with the main
lines devised by Nash, the long range punctuated by "palatial" porticoed
pavilion compositions to centre and ends, the return of No. 1 having
feature of caryatid-bow and Nos. 20 and 21 as a porticoed pair developed
from the south pavilion. 3 storeys, with attic storeys to pavilions and
dormered mansards between; basements. Square headed recessed shallow
porches with tripartite openings and square headed doorways in channelled
ground floor; recessed glazing bar sashes in shallow architraves, with
1st floor cornices to main ranges. The pavilion compositions have, in
centre, a giant hexastyle Corinthian portico with links to slightly
advanced wings with pilasters and columns in antis while the end
pavilions have tetrastyle porticoes and pilastered wings; the central
pavilion has portico pediment set on main entablature against attic
whilst the end pavilions have plainer pedimented attics above porticoes;
the wings in each case have inscribed Venetian windows to 1st floor. The
north return of No. 1 has 2 storey bow to centre with caryatids flanking
the sashes on 1st floor. Balustraded parapets screen the dormers of the
main ranges. Similar details to Nos. 20 and 21 with coupled doorways in
portico. Cast iron geometric patterned 1st floor balcony to main ranges
and similar guard rails to porticos. Spearhead area railings.

John Nash; John Summerson.

Listing NGR: TQ2792982181

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Source: English Heritage

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