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Description: The Devereux Public House
Date Listed: 14 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209479
OS Grid Reference: TQ3107081011
OS Grid Coordinates: 531070, 181011
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5128, -0.1126
TQ 3181 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER DEVEREUX COURT, WC2
14.1.70 No. 20: The Devereux
End of terrace public house. c.1676; a Barbon development, originally the
Grecian Coffee House, remodelled as a pub in 1843. Stucco faced. 3 storeys.
6 windows wide with 3-window south return. Rusticated ground floor with 2
double panelled and glazed doors flanking renewed Georgian style windows.
Recessed glazing bar sashes to upper floors. Plat band over ground floor.
Moulded sill course with projecting sills to 2nd floor. Parapet finished
off with cornice and blocking course. Plaque inscribed "This is Devereux
Court, 1676" and on the corner a bust of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
above plaque inscribed "Eldon Chambers AD 1844". The Grecian Coffee House
is referred to in the "Tatler" of 1709 as a favoured haunt of members of
the Royal Society. Devereux Court was one of Barbon's speculations.
Listing NGR: TQ3107181014
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Source: English Heritage
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