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40, Devonshire Street W1, Westminster

Description: 40, Devonshire Street W1

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 209492

OS Grid Reference: TQ2863781933
OS Grid Coordinates: 528637, 181933
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5217, -0.1473

Location: Devonshire Close, Paddington, Greater London W1G 7 W1N 2AX

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1N 2AX

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Listing Text

45/12 (south side)

No. 40


Town house. c.1910. Red brick with stone dressings, tiled roof. Arts
and Crafts Georgian Revival. 2 storeys and attic in pyramidal roof. 4
windows wide. Doorway to left and 2 main ground floor windows in arcaded
openings with keystones and linked by bold stone impost string, the door
recessed in stone eared bolection architrave with cornice and with
fanlight above with radial glazing. To left of doorway a small side
window breaks the symmetry. All windows are recessed sashes, those on
1st floor are set above the spandrels of the ground floor arcade and have
louvred shutters; their reveals are carried up with blind panels to the
soffit of the leaded trough gutter; 4 half-dormers set back and breaking
through the eaves. The house is raised on a tall stone plinth advanced to
front and refaced in marble to provide planting boxes and returned as
"skirting" to mews flank which has slightly projecting bold chimney breast
with panelled stack and beyond basement openings, a circular ground floor
window. Two 1st floor sashes a dormer; the rear has a canted bay. Part of
an early C.20 attempt by the Portland Estate to restore the domestic
character of this area which had become too professional.

Listing NGR: TQ2863681931

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Source: English Heritage

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