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12, Downing Street Sw1, Westminster

Description: 12, Downing Street Sw1

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209518

OS Grid Reference: TQ3001979933
OS Grid Coordinates: 530019, 179933
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5034, -0.1281

Location: 12 Downing Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2 SW1A 2AD

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1A 2AD

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Listing Text

No. 12

Terraced town house-offices. 1682 origin as one of the houses in
Sir George Downing's new street; rebuilt or remodelled c.1723 and
probably refaced by Kenton Couse c.1766; virtually rebuilt and much
enlarged towards St. James Park by Raymond Erith 1960-63. Red brick,
slate roof. Neo-Georgian, sensitively continuing the style of Nos. 10
and 11. 3 storeys and dormered attic with lower ground floor to west and
north. 3 windows wide with 3 window extension, 6-window west return and
5 windows to north. Single storey one window entrance porch with cornice
and parapet to right. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged
arches. Stone cornices at 1st floor and eaves. Interior retains a now
subdivided room with 2-column screen.

Survey of London; Vol. XIV.
History of the King's Works; Vol VI.

Listing NGR: TQ3001979933

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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